Here We Go: Desert Dynamics Build ( Desert Dynamics Sucks )

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Re: Here We Go: Desert Dynamics Build ( Desert Dynamics Sucks )

Post by petew » Wed May 02, 2018 7:39 pm

Ah well, done now. Good work. Now make it run! :)

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Re: Here We Go: Desert Dynamics Build ( Desert Dynamics Sucks )

Post by DeMinimis » Wed May 02, 2018 7:50 pm

Thanks Pete.

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Re: Here We Go: Desert Dynamics Build ( Desert Dynamics Sucks )

Post by DeMinimis » Thu May 03, 2018 4:52 pm

Standing on her own for the first time ever. It will be short-lived. Wheel studs aren't long enough for these meaty Method wheels. Need ones 12-15mm longer. Clearance at full lock worked out!
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Re: Here We Go: Desert Dynamics Build ( Desert Dynamics Sucks )

Post by bajaherbie » Thu May 03, 2018 7:11 pm

Keep it up!

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Re: Here We Go: Desert Dynamics Build ( Desert Dynamics Sucks )

Post by petew » Fri May 04, 2018 1:48 am

Yay!!! :D

Keep going! If you're fast enough I can pop buy in 3 months for a ride. :wink:

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Re: Here We Go: Desert Dynamics Build ( Desert Dynamics Sucks )

Post by CentralWAbaja » Sun May 06, 2018 8:04 am

Nice job man keep it up.
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Re: Here We Go: Desert Dynamics Build ( Desert Dynamics Sucks )

Post by Skidmark » Sun May 20, 2018 11:29 am

Looking good, dude! Tacos... you need more tacos to help make it run.
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Re: Here We Go: Desert Dynamics Build ( Desert Dynamics Sucks )

Post by DeMinimis » Sun May 20, 2018 11:57 am

Cerveza might help with all this cypherin'. Still messing with caster, camber and toe at midstroke and level. Caster 8+ for both. Good there. Camber at 2.5 and 2.4 (I may lower those with a half turn. Trying to determine if better to be slightly over or slightly under the 2 degree mark). Sitting on the ground now while I adjust toe in. Toe close to 1/8, but not perfect yet.
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Re: Here We Go: Desert Dynamics Build ( Desert Dynamics Sucks )

Post by petew » Mon May 21, 2018 4:44 pm

That's really cool! Keep going. You can do it! 😊

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Re: Here We Go: Desert Dynamics Build ( Desert Dynamics Sucks )

Post by dustymojave » Tue May 22, 2018 6:34 pm

Are you adjusting it at parked height or loaded ride height?
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Re: Here We Go: Desert Dynamics Build ( Desert Dynamics Sucks )

Post by DeMinimis » Tue May 22, 2018 6:44 pm

Mid stroke. Well, just shy of that actually. I understand 60/40 is about where you want ride height, so that's what I'm using when trying to dial it in. I understand I may be tweaking it more once built.

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Re: Here We Go: Desert Dynamics Build ( Desert Dynamics Sucks )

Post by Ol'fogasaurus » Tue May 22, 2018 8:28 pm

While I am sure you already allowed for it: just-in-case, don't forget to add the proper weight for fuel and passengers (et al) when setting things up. I've seen it done wrong a couple of times and it wasn't that easy to get the adjustments right after getting off on the wrong foot.

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Re: Here We Go: Desert Dynamics Build ( Desert Dynamics Sucks )

Post by bajaherbie » Tue May 22, 2018 9:40 pm

Have you considered a Subaru engine for your buggy?

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Re: Here We Go: Desert Dynamics Build ( Desert Dynamics Sucks )

Post by DeMinimis » Tue May 22, 2018 9:51 pm

Silly BH.

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Re: Here We Go: Desert Dynamics Build ( Desert Dynamics Sucks )

Post by dustymojave » Thu May 24, 2018 6:57 pm

Then "Herbie" wouldnt be appropriate or relevant, would he? 8)

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Are you adjusting it at parked height or loaded ride height?
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