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Old 07-25-2008, 08:22 AM
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If one raises the arm at the diff on an 80, it will interefere with the UCA.
Yeah, wasn't necessarily suggesting this as an alternative on the 80. If it clutters up the thread, certainly won't bug me if it's removed.
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Old 07-25-2008, 08:33 AM
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Ah, well, you know what they say about assumptions.

I'm more of a hack mechanic. The only way I find out about anything is through Romer, Corsair and Hants.
hmmmmm "somebody" mentioned doing this at the "install party" at your house
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Old 07-25-2008, 08:58 AM
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I had seen the thread on MUD regarding the 80 adjustment and had considered doing it. Last winter I was playing with the truck on some slippery surfaces and decided that the braking was good - the antilock system seemed to modulate all 4 wheels ok and stopped in a staright line so I never moved the LSPV lever. With a taller lift though, who knows.
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Old 07-25-2008, 09:16 AM
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hmmmmm "somebody" mentioned doing this at the "install party" at your house
Sure. Let's do it.

I need to get back there and soak the bolts with some penetrating oil.
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Old 07-25-2008, 09:38 AM
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My LSPV will not move, so I cut the rod down, and made a bracket with a heim to make it adjustable. A good mod for those with a frozen LSPV. Pic to follow.
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Old 07-25-2008, 09:59 AM
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This is one adjustment I didn't do myself. About 4 years ago I had some booster issues, actually needed a new one. So I just drove to Sleeoffroad and said "make it stop." did all the work, I ended up getting a new booster, new DBA rotors, pads, lspv adjustment, who knows what else but I helped keep the lights on down there for a good month or so. Last time I rotated my tires I checked all the pads and they're wearing pretty even, the back ones are actually down a little further than the front ones, but all seems good.




But I can't get my tires to lock up on dirt, unless I literally stand on the pedal. And there's no way they'd ever lock up on pavement. Thinking this isn't good enough, and after Martin & I bled everything just before Moab with no change, I took it to CTS to have it "power bled" and saw very little change. What's interesting is I can still control the truck while on obstacles, big drops such as wipeout hill, Million Dollar drop, or see the Rubithon video of me dropping into Big Sluice- but it's about all I got to give it that much pedal pressure. I'm told you just can't stop 6500 pounds on a dime.. one of the reasons I'm starting to like the mini trucks a little more. It feels like I have cantilever brakes, while most you guys have V-brakes and guys like Red Chili are running disks.
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Old 07-25-2008, 10:26 AM
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Tim, you and I should have swapped trucks on the drive back from Cali. I'm not claiming that my brakes are awesome, but I never worry about stuff like the Big Sluice, Wipeout Hill, etc. It bugged me that they made so much noise after the water crossings on the Rubicon Trail, but they still held the truck back just fine, even with all the two-foot driving. It would be interesting to see if there is a difference or if it's just a matter of perception.

I will say that I burn through brake pads like nobody's business. It's probably partly my driving style -- I tried hypermiling and it didn't stick.
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With the ABS off we should be able to lock the brakes on a dry pavement panic stop, no? Mine don't. My rear pads wear at 1/2 the rate of front so I'll come to the adjustment party.
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Granted my 80 is still rolling on 31's but compared to the brakes in my 60 the 80 feels like it will stop on a dime.

I think its mostly perception. Of course a lighter truck will stop faster, but I've always thought of the 80's brakes as great.
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Old 07-25-2008, 03:21 PM
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also this isn't just for 80's.

My 70 has a LSPV and I did an adjustment for for it similar to bikeman.

60's have it as well. I think the late model 40's do to although I can't remember.
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