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Old 11-07-2013, 09:04 AM   #21
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that's one hell of a design for the rears. I wonder how that would react in a street setup... hermmmmm. subd for moar rally porn
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A little more of an update on the rear suspension. In Gravel Rally mode, the suspension travel is a little over 9". This was maxing out the 3/4" high misalignment spherical bearing at max droop. So, I made a new set of lower control arms with a bend in it to take the load off the bearing. Also another note, the current sub-frame was made up to verify all the geometry. I'm going to make a more streamlined tubular one using bends, instead of cut angles and welds. This sub frame uses the stock sub frame mounting points. The new one on the drawing board will use some new mounting points.

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Here is some steering column work. Pretty straight forward racing column with a 2:1 quickener thrown in the mix for now.

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that's one hell of a design for the rears. I wonder how that would react in a street setup... hermmmmm. subd for moar rally porn
Since all WRC cars run a McPherson set up in the rear whether it's tarmac or gravel I'm sure it would be fun on the street as well. Now whether it's worth converting a street car I don't know. The biggest knock on a McPherson set up is camber changes on extreme bump/droop. The longer your arms the less of a problem this is, and with shorter travel of tarmac suspension probably not a huge deal in performance. For tarmac set up, you can run a shorter damper and spring.
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So, how much love would you need from me to get my hands on one of these setups
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So, how much love would you need from me to get my hands on one of these setups
Once I finalize everything the components are pretty straightforward to make and I plan on publishing the dimensions. The biggest thing is welding in the strut towers but if you're comfortable cutting out your wheel wells, notching the frame a little and welding it in then I'm sure I can make a set of everything. I'll probably make another set of everything for myself as spares so maybe making a few sets could be more economical.

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Also, depending on the final sub frame you may have to rework the end of your exhaust system... TBD though...
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Also, depending on the final sub frame you may have to rework the end of your exhaust system... TBD though...
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