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Old 10-25-2010, 05:35 PM
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Default Dee's "Meannie" under the Red Line knife

As we all know Randy bought Meannie for Dee! She loves this truck, however, with most rigs already built, there is always some thing that needs to be changed! We have gone over the truck, finding that the suspension is not up to par! The truck does well, and has room for much improvement!
We have already changed the front spring hangers and shackles, to improve pinion and caster!

Next we started on the design of the rear 4-link. The numbers we came up with, will improve every aspect, including handeling, traction, roll center, ect.. by 125%

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Old 10-25-2010, 06:24 PM
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Does Dee now about this?
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why not link it ?
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Old 10-25-2010, 07:24 PM
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Linking the front, is not something they want to do right now.

Our overhaul on the suspension will be plenty for what they use it for.
and yes, she does know, and was excited!

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Old 10-26-2010, 09:04 AM
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You're not done yet.........I'm sure I'll find something

With the suspension improvements were making we'll get much better flex in the front. It would make the rig a little more capable to link the front but it already is pretty much point & shoot on any obstacle she's tried with it, plus linking the front would hurt the on-road handling. We like the fact the rig is street legal and licensed so we can drive it to the gas station and back to the trailer from where the trails dump out.
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Old 10-26-2010, 07:11 PM
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Today, we cut some more brakets off the housing, to mock up our brackets for the lowers. The lowers are 2" .250 wall DOM, with 1.25" heims and big "3.5 bushings on the frame side!
Tomorrow, we will get the uppers placed and do a final check on our measurements, before we tear down and do some final welding!
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That Atlas looks all Sad clocked way down like that..

lookin good!
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That Atlas looks all Sad clocked way down like that..

lookin good!
I know right, who would do such a thing...any way we will be clocking her up on a later date, right now we are at the process of destructive testing tomorrow. Ill post pics of the suspension in some good daylight!
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Here are some almost finished pics! We added a sway bar for all around stability and traction! Our new rear link suspension works great with the front suspension mods we did. Now she rides nice and soft, no body roll and has a ton of traction!

The rear shocks are 18" long, and the fronts are 12! We are going to add some 4" air bumps next time they bring her down!
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Wow!: Nicely done.
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