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check out the pic in the first post. looks like there is a stub of the CV thru the hub....
dont worry, we all know who the Ahole is





seriously guys, R-F is like watching a hen house lately.
You know what Gumby, i noticed that after it was mentioned later on page 2 i think. went back and took a look and i see a stub of CV shaft stickin' through there. So maybe the guy knows what he's doing...



The truck has come a long way since i saw it last over a year ago. lol. Can't wait to see the better good pics taken with a real camera! lol. Oh...the truck is not a long travel truck as it still uses stock torsion bars. Cory and i were talking about this project the other day.
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check out the pic in the first post. looks like there is a stub of the CV thru the hub....
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seriously guys, R-F is like watching a hen house lately.
sounds great i didnt see it but again i wouldnt know because they wont answer QUESTIONS LOL.... so how would i know LOL...
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it's a wide track stock truck. there is not added travel if stock suspension is used and stock joints....

i can see where 'long travel' came from...but it aint long travel. he'll be doing the same dune running he did before, but now he's about 12" wider track width. why? to look cooler? i really dont know. i hope coil-overs are in the works for it.
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torsion bars have very little to do with the amount of travel in the suspension. the only purpose they serve is to hold up the front of the truck.

take a point 3" from a pivot and cycle it limit to limit, in this case from shock fully collapsed to fully extended. now, move that same point 8" from the same pivot with the same shock location dictating the cycle limits. the point WILL TRAVEL FURTHER in its arc when it is placed further from the pivot. you could take a 100% stock truck, and change nothing except to extend the control arms and you would gain wheel travel. this is a LT setup; it jus so happens, he is still using torsion bars to support the truck.

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sounds great i didnt see it but again i wouldnt know because they wont answer QUESTIONS LOL.... so how would i know LOL...
great thing about the internet....there are PICTURES to go with all the words! why the need for an answer to a question posted after the answer?
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great thing about the internet....there are PICTURES to go with all the words! why the need for an answer to a question posted after the answer?
Explain those tie rods then. lol
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Explain those tie rods then. lol
well i could tell you how i would have done them, but i cannot see them well enough in the pics to tell ya what they did....unlike the CV stub in plain sight, lol
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He cut the tie rods, added in a piece of metal, welded that to each side of the cut tie rod and then he got another piece of tube to put over the cut part, welded that over the top of it by notching "v's" on each end of the tube to get a better weld and he has not had any problems. Not only does he have where he welded the piece in between to hold each tierod together, he has the tube that he slipped over it to help brace it even more. Does that answer your question? Also yes, he's going to coil overs really soon.
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I just wanna see some pics of the truck??!!!!???!!
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Well drove by it tonight and it's still sitting perfect to me. I don't know what the plans are for the CV's because like you saw, there aren't any. Just the portion hold the wheel to the hub. I'm guessing he's having some made. Hopefully Cory can answer that better for me. On my way to school tomorrow I'll have my camera and I'll snap some pics. Hey cory, does he mind me snapping some pics tomorrow morning while he's at work? Ask him man!

I don't think he lives far from where he works so, no, it's not unsafe.
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Well drove by it tonight and it's still sitting perfect to me. I don't know what the plans are for the CV's because like you saw, there aren't any. Just the portion hold the wheel to the hub. I'm guessing he's having some made. Hopefully Cory can answer that better for me. On my way to school tomorrow I'll have my camera and I'll snap some pics. Hey cory, does he mind me snapping some pics tomorrow morning while he's at work? Ask him man!

I don't think he lives far from where he works so, no, it's not unsafe.
If you get a chance, take some good pics of those tie rods.
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Explain those tie rods then. lol
Of all the people on this site, Gumby is at the top of the list on knowledge.. I wouldn't be knockin him.
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this thread delivers.

As for the OP, the stuff looks pretty good, but I think the torsion bars severely limit your travel. Seems somewhat pointless besides lateral stability.


EDIT: Gumby, I didn't read your post. I stand corrected on the torsion bar setup.
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Torsion Bar LT FTW!!!11
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Cleaned the Thread up, lets try and keep it semi Civil at least.
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Of all the people on this site, Gumby is at the top of the list on knowledge.. I wouldn't be knockin him.
You misunderstood, no knocking of Gumby was occurring, I was more or less asking him how he would do it, also he said that about the pics, that's what my comment was directed toward, asking if he could tell how they did it.

Plus I'm also on pirate, so I'm used to using the all the time. lol
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Plus I'm also on pirate, so I'm used to using the all the time. lol
Good ol' Pirate salute

Any idea what he is planning on running for coils?
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this thread delivers.

As for the OP, the stuff looks pretty good, but I think the torsion bars severely limit your travel. Seems somewhat pointless besides lateral stability.


EDIT: Gumby, I didn't read your post. I stand corrected on the torsion bar setup.
It's not a long travel 4wd. It's a wide track 4wd. Cory just mis titled it lol
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This thread definitely delivered.
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It's not a long travel 4wd. It's a wide track 4wd. Cory just mis titled it lol
How is he going to get longer CVs? Whats the point of wide track, more stability?
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It's not a long travel 4wd. It's a wide track 4wd. Cory just mis titled it lol
wider the truck the more travel...
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yea, like Zach and Gumby said, basic geometry says it'll have more travel because your farther away from the pivot point, but the rest of the stuff being stock doesnt help any..
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im waiting for the good pictures
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Alright, here's what I took. Didn't take any far away pics and I only had about less than a minute to take the pics cuz I was already running late for school.

Hope these help. He doesn't plan on putting any CV's back in it either. From what he's told me, he's been running like this for over a year ( the CV stubs) and has had no problems.

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Doesn't seem like it's putting any more stress on the stock joints, seems ok to me.
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Thanks for the better rez explains alot more.. interesting to say the least
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What a waste of a perfectly good 4wd truck.
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