simonr Posted October 17, 2006 Share Posted October 17, 2006 Not a new idea by any means - but I can't see any reason it will not perform every bit as well as 3 link off road: First hack off the end of one of your hockey sticks. Then make up some solid bushes for the other hockey stick: Then mount remaining bit of hockey stick as normal: and Then try jacking up one side of the vehicle. Before this mod, the front would stop articulating with about 2" of extension left in the shocks (which are +2" with lowered turrets). Now, the shock is the only limiting factor. With the shock removed, the HiLift was the limiting factor. Although this does not really show how it will articulate in the field, it does show that the front & rear are balanced up to that angle. There is 3" more shock travel on the back so it will go a bit further. What is the reason for the solid (Nylon) bushes? When you accelerate or brake, the axle tries to rotate. The only thing stopping it rotating is normally the four hockey stick bushes. Since I have removed the effect of two of them, the remaining two need to be stiffer to result in the same roll. The single remaining bush in the modified arm is a medium polybush. Why doesn't everyone do this? Because it adds asymetry to your steering. Cornering left, the castor angle is increased and cornering right, it is reduced. The steering appears to self center OK on the road (with a little extra toe-in). It does roll some if you try cornering fast though - but this would be true of 3 link as well. I'll be at Slindon on Sunday to try it out in anger! I have high hopes. Think I might have to have a look at detachable anti-roll bars now to make it a bit more civilised to drive on the road at any speed. Si Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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