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Truggy Build

Discussion in '6.9L IH & 7.3L IDI Diesels' started by Chad241993, Nov 21, 2017.

  1. Chad241993

    Chad241993 Registered User

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    Truggy Update, since I haven't been on here in awhile, been a hell of a fun build.

    Lets see if I can remember what all I've done since the last post.

    Re-did front suspension geometry, lowered front 5" and rear 3".
    Full Hydro Steering with high steer knuckles.
    Finished the interior.
    Regeared the axels and added a locker in the front, rear is welded.
    Changed up the cage.
    Added air compressor, jack and tool box.
    Weld on bead locks.
    Heavy duty skid plates.
    PolyCarbonate Windshield

    Broke 3 drive shafts, one pinion, two windshields, tweaked the cab bad enough the rear window popped out, and rolled it twice.

    Its a good time.
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    This is awesome. Something I have toyed around with doing, but wasn't sure how it would crawl with the engine being so heavy.
    How was weight distribution?
    Noticably nose heavy?
    Did you have to counter it with high spring rates on the front?
     
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    Chad241993 Registered User

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    I pushed the front and rear axel forward 15" and 12", my weight distribution is actually pretty even. 3000lbs rear and 3500 front, still heavy for a crawler but is fairly balanced. Spring rates are fairly soft due to the length of them.
     
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    I could tell you pushed them out a good ways. That's much better than i thought it would be. Nice build!
     
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    Chad, that thing is awesome, I would love to see it in person someday, and maybe some of my parts go on it. If youre ever in Texas shoot me a message!
     
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    IDIoit MachinistFabricator Supporting Member

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    Solid build Chad.
    hope to get mine started on soon.
     

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