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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    Originally posted by irsa76 View Post

    You see that's where you straight axle guys have it all wrong. Having the truck try and kill you on the black top shouldn't be part of the adventure. Breaking a CV joint in the middle of no where is part of the adventure.
    Or in my case it's breaking the front wishbones, steering rack or the CAD/hubs.
    But at least I've got a nice strong rear axle, 31 spline 9.8". Shame it's semi floating, should have bought a Toyota.
    the issue toyota axles is their is a price premium.... and I'm well beyond the age where bragging rights or manufacturing purity is something that I do anything but scoff at.

    I planned on high steer initially but then talked myself out of it for two reasons - the first, is strength as the subsequent pictures will demonstrate, these knuckles are a lot stronger - especially where the high steer attaches....
    Here we go....

    I don't have the picture but it looks like new hubs will be part of this build....

    and a hard picture to take but it almost looks like there's cracks in the face (on the wheel side, not the rear).... going to inspect closer tomorrow - was hoping the digital picture would help me see... maybe it did?


    the knuckles



    and here we sit.... tomorrow starts with something else, but hopefully I can get this back together as well

    as for death wobble.... flexy suspension, 38.5" bias ply tires and it's an issue. That said, this will really help because I think the flex is because of the angle to the steering arm.

    I like adventures where I drive home towing the other guy.... my axles, are 30 spline front 35 spline rear - but 4340 steel. (which, works out strength-wise as a bit stronger then 35 spline front and 40 spline rear.... full float, of course)

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  • irsa76
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    Originally posted by DanStokes View Post
    I thought Death Wobble was part of the adventure.

    Dan
    You see that's where you straight axle guys have it all wrong. Having the truck try and kill you on the black top shouldn't be part of the adventure. Breaking a CV joint in the middle of no where is part of the adventure.
    Or in my case it's breaking the front wishbones, steering rack or the CAD/hubs.
    But at least I've got a nice strong rear axle, 31 spline 9.8". Shame it's semi floating, should have bought a Toyota.

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    Originally posted by Dan Barlow
    Changing things already , and not swapping to portal boxes ?
    Been on Pirate recently? what the heck, buddy? Everyone builds a car then improves it as time, knowledge and/or (mostly) finances allow.... so seriously.... wtf?

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  • DanStokes
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    I thought Death Wobble was part of the adventure.

    Dan

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    Originally posted by 74NovaMan View Post
    I can picture where they go. They sure look nice. What makes these cooler/better than what's currently there?
    much stronger where you drill and tap (it also is drilled and tapped - and adds a 4th stud to make the arms more secure) for the high-steer kit. For those who don't know - high steer moves the cross arm higher relative to the ground. Not just that but it flattens the geometry of the steering cross arm (reducing or eliminating completely bump steer and death wobble)
    Last edited by SuperBuickGuy; May 24, 2018, 09:40 AM.

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  • 74NovaMan
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    I can picture where they go. They sure look nice. What makes these cooler/better than what's currently there?

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  • silver_bullet
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    Just for You Aaron!
    Last edited by silver_bullet; May 23, 2018, 06:56 PM.

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    they're here

    and a few more fixes


    and now I have a spare.... I'm sure the natives will rejoice

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    in an effort to continually confuse all who look at my FJ40 - I present this who, with it's mate, will be joining the front end....

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    Originally posted by silver_bullet View Post
    FJ reserved for Buick?
    he's not an open-top kind of dog (neither are the bloodhounds for that matter)

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  • silver_bullet
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    FJ reserved for Buick?

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    Originally posted by silver_bullet View Post
    Nice score!! Better have Kinsey's eyes checked....that is so floppy, might be having romantic ideas.....
    Kinsey's a Jeep girl, not a Land Cruiser girl
    Last edited by SuperBuickGuy; May 21, 2018, 10:25 AM.

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  • silver_bullet
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    Nice score!! Better have Kinsey's eyes checked....that is so floppy, might be having romantic ideas.....

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    everyone needs 2 soft tops for their FJ40, right? how about if I mentioned it was cheap (like ridiculously) and came with the doors?


    Kinsey thinks it's cool, but what does she know?


    doors
    Last edited by SuperBuickGuy; May 21, 2018, 07:01 AM.

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    Originally posted by DanStokes View Post
    In passenger cars Diesels run in the same classes as Otto-cycle cars (that's a rule change in the past few years - used to be that there simply was no class for them at all). I'm not sure that Diesel cars would be at an advantage or a disadvantage or maybe it's a level playing field. Either way there's no way I'm going to be able to find out as ME LOVES her HHR and it's may job to make it last forever.

    Dan
    truth be told, the only thing I miss about my ex-wife is her HHR.

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