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i put them on today went from the bumpstop hump on the frame and went back til the shackle ended up in the stock location. they were 21.5" long total. they only droop about 4-5" off the frame. i used the main leaf out of a rear toyota pack. am i just not flexin it right? or is this as good as they get, i'll have pics soon, but post all the pics you can find of buggys. thanks
 

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now did you ramp it or jack it from the bumper???
 

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i just ramped the back wheel onto a 2.5" pile of dirt and turned around and ramped the front. i thnk i need to have the front drivers tire and back pass. tire on sumthin, i just couldnt go out to wheel yesterday. any pics?
 

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Mazda/Toy Mains
Mazda buggy.
33" BFG

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<IMG width=495 height=363 SRC="http://www.pirate4x4.com/ubb/uploads/twistpave.jpg">

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that's as good as it gets,it's the leaf you used. I did that the first time and I did it the exact same length and got the same result, then whgen I swapped my mazdas out for chevy's I made the mazda's the buggy 24" and now they flex alot more.

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Hey toy family i also have made mazda buggys
24inches long. i noticed u welded them on. Where did u make that last weld on the spring. i don't know where to put it to give me the best flex.
 

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I'm running 63" Chevy's in the rear with the toyota main as my buggy, the buggy is about 24" long, and I get about 7-8 inches of extra droop with my 32" swampers...


[ 10-30-2001: Message edited by: red86yota ]
 

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pinion angle and driveshaft slip, but it looks like youve got that covered. also, climbing over ledges the front axle can "walk" forward too much. not worth it IMO.....brad
 

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Originally posted by poppyseed:
<STRONG>what toyfamily said. toy springs make for crappy buggies. unless you only want 4" or 5"</STRONG>
Everything varies from rig to rig. I use a stock wagoneer spring with a Toy main as my buggy and it has pulled as far as 12" from the frame to the shackle, So to say they suck is WRONG. I learned what works for one person does not alway's work for another. <IMG SRC="smilies/tongue.gif" border="0">
 

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I've figured out that alot of the buggie probs has to do with the main pack twisting up and "binding " the buggie. Try supporting the truck by the bumper (two stands) and take off the tires and drop the axle strait down and see if the buggie acts differently. I am trying to x-periment now. BTW yj buggie (like 1/8" thinner than toy) that goes to the curve of the frame. Try the drop thing and let me know. Hell all yall try it and let me know.
 

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heres why. nothing binding and the pix speak since I can't find my old post
<IMG width=470 height=340 SRC="http://www.pirate4x4.com/ubb/uploads/Buggie3b.JPG">

<IMG width=463 height=334 SRC="http://www.pirate4x4.com/ubb/uploads/Buggie4a.JPG">
 
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