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spun the flange down to prevent any contact with the ram

 

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I was out of joints so we turned out some tie rod ends. I like these things for the simple reason they have a cap and don't let water or mud sit on the races. Not to mention the solid pin is way stronger than a bolt passing through an eyelet.

 

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Once again checking all the geometry making sure everything works and that I didn't miss something. It happens.

 

 

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I say this every time but I'll say it again. The links are never going to be straight however It's best to be straight when the ram is extended. Position the ram so that the link is angled on the collapsed side.  When the ram is collapsed the rod is being fully supported at the piston and ram gland and has less chance to bend.

 

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I clearance the tube a little just for safe measure.

 

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That brake line needs a little work

 

 

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Running hydraulic line. Always try to run it so it doesn't bind or pull. I try to lay it so theres zero tension low rub points and so that it pivots. Sometimes it's just a bitch.

 

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again we cycled it back and forth up and down making sure nothing pulled or rubbed

 

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Installed the bump stops

 

 

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Reassembled everything and set it down

 

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no it wasn't the first time we had the tires on it we'd been test fitting and twisting the whole time. I was just too tired to take pictures then.

 

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In this shot you  can see the flat landing pad for the bump. Landing pads are a bitch on a flaexy rig. If you land one side down the pads tend to rip the end of the bump stop off. Not common in dessert racing. I lean towards a flat area if I can to prevent this. We had a bitch of a time with Dean Folks Hooters truck back in the day.

 

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the tubes we had to weld on to lift the truck on the hoist

 

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And I'm out of pictures if I find more I'll post up.

 

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After this we took it out back and ran it through the rock course just to make sure everything worked. Forklift flexing is fun but not real world. It went pretty good but the high tire pressure and snow covered rocks made things interesting.






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