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Do you guys that are currently running 1/4 setups get much rear-steer??? It kind of looks like it on some of the pics, but they are just pics so I can't really tell.
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Well, seeing as mine are already up, here's two quickies for FLATTY:



 

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nice ass <IMG SRC="smilies/rainbow.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/thefinger.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/thefinger.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/thefinger.gif" border="0">
 

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Still the same old pics. Here is mine, not too much rear steer

I see Sergei beat me too it

Bigfeck you are a <IMG SRC="smilies/rainbow.gif" border="0">

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yes.. i am curious about driveability also.. am kicking around the ideal of this next year when i get back from over seas.. since i will be changing the axles..
im not talkin drivin 12 hours in the thing.. but more around town.. a few miles to work n back.. i really want to move the rear axle back.. and bring up the front also... and coils with 1/4 is what im leaning towards..
unfortunately there are no rigs like this in these necks of the woods.. so this will be trial and error for me.. i have access to a shop... can do the welding and bending..
 

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As for driveability, it drives better now than it did with the leafs. It is like driving a caddilac down the road. My bro drives his all the time to the trail and back.

There never really was a true write up, I did a half assed one on the SRC page, under Project Flatty. go near the bottom of the BB and it shou8ld be there.

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<IMG width=563 height=395 SRC="http://www.pirate4x4.com/ubb/uploads/1bradrearr.jpg">
heres a local guy that had this setup on a runner.

I think I would rather run coil overs, its more of a controlled flex. you dont get dumped off your axles like with 1/4. Lots of cool setups out there though!
 

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What are you talking about "dumped off your axles?" I have more control with the 1/4 ellip and the 4 link than I did with Leaf springs. I say gop for it. way cheaper than coilovers, and work just as well, if not better. Save the money for Front coil overs instead

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Originally posted by Flatty:
<STRONG>What are you talking about "dumped off your axles?" I have more control with the 1/4 ellip and the 4 link than I did with Leaf springs. I say gop for it. way cheaper than coilovers, and work just as well, if not better. Save the money for Front coil overs instead

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just my opinion.. I have only ran around with a couple 1/4 elliptic rigs and they all seem to act the same. maybe I'm all wrong so do whatever you want guy, I'll run with coilovers.
 

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alright flatty.. you knock that crap off.. i can see it now.. ill spend my next 6 months overseas.. dreaming up ideals on this.. im really at a cross roads now...
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here are some of my EB. i was not after enormous flex, but it will still do a 1,000 on a 30 Deg. ramp.
i think the 4 link in the front also helps balance it well.
steelman.

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i'll have to take some more close ups of the build up. lost all i had.
 

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ok I am NOT 1/4 (it is 3/4) but I thought I'd show it anyway just to show their are other options. Although eventually mine will change - just haven't decided to what yet..



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Originally posted by desertoy:
<STRONG>Here ya go.
No action pics cause I just got it done.
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I am contemplating doin a 4 link too and I gotta say, you designe is very intresting. I have noticed usually guys run the lower links parralell and the upper and lower links mount in genarally the same area. I would think there would be more lateral stability with the lower links ran in the configuration you have them. Is that your reasoning or are there any other advantages?.
I also noticed that you upper links are considerably higher and a bit shorter than the lowers, what was the resoning in the placement and how does the pinion angle change as the axle droops?
Sorry for all the dumb questions <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> I am just very intrested in your designe and I like to see people doing things just a little different (thinking out side the box)

Thanks, Don
 

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