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 A 4x4 is (re)born 
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Post Re: A 4x4 is (re)born
subarupete wrote:
Like it a lot, but in needs to tested in the field :o


can't wait.. but it will take another 4 or 5 years I guess...

Otherwise I think it will work out well...

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April 7th, 2015, 7:26 pm
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Geo! We'll all be dead in 5yrs, I'll give you 5 months to have it finished ;-)
On the weight target mentioned in Pete's thread;
Your chassis is beast. Any idea how much it weights compared to an original or a Barbour?
Luv ya work 8-)

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It is M9 for the shocks yes, the rest I'll check when next i'm underneath her. Ironically, this will be valentines day.


April 8th, 2015, 12:26 am
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@ Harley I don't now the weight of Louis chassis and mine isn't finished.. We are both aiming other goals.. Louis is aiming for durability, I'm am aiming for lightweight...

Yesterday and today I made a second attempt for the airride and I'm very satisfied sofar..

The height keeps on freightning me but take a look for yourself...
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At last a video of the rising please wait for the finale at about 1.51
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Still not satified.. The discs are about 10 cm of the ground will bring it down to 5cm...

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Hi Geo,
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April 9th, 2015, 10:42 pm
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Post Re: A 4x4 is (re)born
lpgo,
isn't it the driveshafts which should be 'very afraid', given the offset they would need to accommodate at that height? ;)


lpgo wrote:
The height keeps on frightening me, but take a look for yourself...
Still not satified.. The discs are about 10 cm of the ground will bring it down to 5cm...

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April 9th, 2015, 11:58 pm
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Yes you are right Ken.. But I am just discovering the power vs. suspension-travel of these shocks..

Normaly these shocks are used to lower cars and I want to "higher" it.. I think with 5cm to 8 cm less the driveshafts already cope with the job (think about the angle they make when making a sharp corner)

That's why I want to still lower it more having the rear discs about 5cm above the ground in lowest position. The travel will almost be the same but more appropriate...

But it looks cool doesn't it... 8-) 8-)

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April 10th, 2015, 5:01 am
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You aren't joking... :lol:

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But it looks cool doesn't it... 8-) 8-)

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April 10th, 2015, 11:28 am
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Very cool indeed :D You will need wider rear fenders to cope with the fatter offroad tyres?

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ken wrote:
lpgo,
isn't it the driveshafts which should be 'very afraid', given the offset they would need to accommodate at that height? ;)


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The height keeps on frightening me, but take a look for yourself...
Still not satified.. The discs are about 10 cm of the ground will bring it down to 5cm...



I can't help thinking the bigger problem is that there's nowhere for the driveshaft to go at the wheel end?

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I can't help thinking the bigger problem is that there's nowhere for the driveshaft to go at the wheel end?



Now Russ still trying to find a good way between travel and power... Making 4x4's I have several reararms lying around now good for testing.. When I'm satisfied I will modify and use 2 Louis Barbour reararms which I bought half a year ago...
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Biggest problem I have right now is that the air-schocks are not getting "havier" when the suspension gets compressed???? If you take a good look at the rear suspension of an original 2cv the suspension-arm is getting longer when it gets compressed. Now I need to translate this somehome into the air-suspension..

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April 10th, 2015, 10:21 pm
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Max Wyer wrote:
Very cool indeed :D You will need wider rear fenders to cope with the fatter offroad tyres?


No "plenty of space" (read tight fit) for them; these are old 5.3x15 tyres fenders are only fixed with one bold at the moment to give you guys an idea.... and for myself too.

Tody I'm going to order some T connectors to connect the right and left shocks together so I can see if this helps with getting a stiffer suspension when the suspension is compressed...

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