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Re: gone.west vit
« Reply #120 on: October 09, 2016, 09:16:34 PM »
What a great idea but that's a lot of work to get there  :shocked:

its not that much work once i figured it out. once planed/figured it would work took me 4 days to make (5 including the machining for the top of the shaft).

If I had all parts unmodified I could modify and install in a weekend (less the shaft machining)



This is what made life much easier. once i worked it out

There is the ears i cut off. and a 12mm steel rod i have a 3mm hole drilled dead centre
1) i drilled out to 14mm for the bottom hole so i could locate correctly (1 of the cut off ears)
2) weld up and grind back top hole (new Strut)
2) use this plate and dowel to drill top hole (3mm pilot hole)
3) removal plate and drill out to 12mm (new strut)
4) Weld up and grind back bottom hole (new strut)
5) use other plate and 12mm bolt in the top hole to locate.
6) use dowel again to pilot hole bottom hole (new strut)
7) remove plate and drill out to 12mm (Net strut)

This makes sure you have the correct size holes in the correct location and spacing for the hub.

« Last Edit: October 10, 2016, 11:35:29 AM by gone.west »
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Re: gone.west vit
« Reply #121 on: October 10, 2016, 08:07:53 AM »
Nice work on that one, I have a few thoughts about doing this, but seeing it done is very impressive.  <ii>

Are you still running stock drive shafts?

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Re: gone.west vit
« Reply #122 on: October 10, 2016, 11:30:04 AM »
Nice work on that one, I have a few thoughts about doing this, but seeing it done is very impressive.  <ii>

Are you still running stock drive shafts?


cheers

Yes I'm still running stock driveshafts. I am still waiting for my 2" diff drop brackets to arrive from OS. With 1" diff drop and at full droop i can spin the driveshaft by hand freely but there is a very slight bind of the CV at 1 point that you can feel so I have to wait till my 2" drop brackets to arrive to really test out.


As its turboed and probably close to 150hp at the wheels now, I will be doing the "ford ranger hybrid drive shaft" conversion at some stage before lockers but will see how it goes with open centre diffs and standard shafts first once i get the longer diff drop brackets installed.


Another advantage of the JT vitara struts is the longer hub ears. This makes the strut sit a little more upright so I no longer get the massive change in camber with travel. So combining the 4xfourart arms with the JT vitara struts give you much better suspension gomentary.


Ill let you know how i go with CVs once i get diff lowered and give it a good test but if it works as well as it looks i would highly recommend it.


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Re: gone.west vit
« Reply #123 on: November 30, 2016, 11:41:01 PM »
Suspension almost finished. just a few tweeks to go for the front end to get balance right but very happy with the result so far.

28" under the rear tire with the other 3 still on the ground







« Last Edit: December 04, 2016, 06:19:59 PM by gone.west »
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Re: gone.west vit
« Reply #124 on: November 30, 2016, 11:43:08 PM »
the road only ends if u fail to make the turn :)

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Re: gone.west vit
« Reply #125 on: December 01, 2016, 04:59:48 AM »
Very NIce :)
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Re: gone.west vit
« Reply #126 on: February 01, 2017, 08:56:09 PM »
This is what happens when you put a head gasket on a G16B up side down and back to front

Yes my engine and nice cam..... No i did not do it...... Yes I am getting all new Bits all paid for..





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Re: gone.west vit
« Reply #127 on: February 01, 2017, 09:11:08 PM »
Oh wow, thats nasty!!!
PRADO  a toyota it is, a suzuki it aint.

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Re: gone.west vit
« Reply #128 on: February 01, 2017, 09:50:54 PM »
YEP it is.....
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Re: gone.west vit
« Reply #129 on: February 01, 2017, 10:01:13 PM »
Bugger....

Ex-mate or dodgy mechanic??
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Re: gone.west vit
« Reply #130 on: February 02, 2017, 12:22:56 AM »
Neither.... simple/brainfart mistake make by two mechanic working on the same job. 1 got called away and just sat it down.. other one same and put head on.

i know them well they are good but made a mistake and happy to sort it out no question asked.
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Re: gone.west vit
« Reply #131 on: March 14, 2017, 12:10:20 AM »
trying to decide on colour for my new wheels..

what do people think

they are only 15" but as its just the wheel sitting in front they look much bigger







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Re: gone.west vit
« Reply #132 on: March 14, 2017, 06:46:11 PM »
Need pics showing the whole car, but the bottom pic looks best ..

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Re: gone.west vit
« Reply #133 on: March 14, 2017, 09:35:34 PM »
Globes!  :armsup:

Polished with black spokes.

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« Reply #134 on: April 18, 2017, 11:11:04 PM »
My new 4xfourart Rear springs arrived, painted and installed... Really happy with them

Now just have to raise the top shock mounts 50mm, Removed bump stop extensions and rebuild top arm spacer so everything works well together... So moving the travel up 50mm


Pic is Merc W201 C190 front springs vs 4xfourart springs.

     
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« Reply #135 on: June 14, 2017, 01:12:15 PM »
New wheels

Which paint design looks better?

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Re: gone.west vit
« Reply #136 on: July 28, 2018, 01:03:09 AM »
Finally finished my suspension set up.... almost. Very happy with the out come.

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Re: gone.west vit
« Reply #137 on: July 28, 2018, 04:57:04 PM »
That's an awesome result
Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards

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Re: gone.west vit
« Reply #138 on: July 29, 2018, 11:49:29 AM »
That's massive, I'm inspired to try the same!