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    Gawynz Buggy Thread

    Thanks. I hope so... My biggest fear is I make all these changes and then later wish I hadn't haha. This whole experiment on CG/roll axis should be interesting having some down travel now.
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    Gawynz Buggy Thread

    Thanks man, too bad I'm so slow... Everything always takes longer than you think.
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    Gawynz Buggy Thread

    So I was trying to map out how I was going to move the frame in to avoid the pinion at passenger side high and then I thought, "hey, I have a nice prebent piece of tubing..." Cut the old front wishbone in half and trimmed down one of the bends until it fit nicely. I'll do some final cleaning...
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    Gawynz Buggy Thread

    Update time... Made the rear upper links Since I shifted the axle link tower over I had to plug/weld the original mounting holes for the diff cover in both the tower and cover and redrill. Cleaned/painted everything, added gear oil, then finally got the axle back on the tires, installed...
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    tv_larsen's 2001 Dakota Quad Cab 1-ton crawler

    I want to like these pictures twice.
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    Gawynz Manche Thread

    Agreed, they're no locker. These Torsen type style LSDs are pretty cool in how robust they are and in how they operate, kind of weird to wrap your head around. In terms of being disappointed with them I think I just need to define my expectations ha. I have my buggy, so I don't need to build...
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    Gawynz Manche Thread

    This past weekend I had a day with no plans so I figured I'd wander around the salvage yard, turned out to be a pretty successful day. Picked up a clean pair of front fenders off of a 1993 Cherokee. Then found a complete Dana 30, high pinion, non-CAD, large u-joint axle out of a 1997...
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    Gawynz Manche Thread

    I appreciate that. I was actually able to find a complete D30 this past weekend. I'll keep the TJ flares in mind, but I can't decide how much I like that look; I was thinking it might be fun to make some tube flares for it but we'll see.
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    Gawynz Manche Thread

    This is Manch. It's a 1990 Jeep Comanche; 4.0 (Renix), AX-15, NP231, shortbed, with a kick ass camo(?) paint job... I'd been looking for some time for a small, fun, 4x4 to use as a daily driver/back road and mountain road explorer/mild-ish wheeling rig. I wanted something fairly capable...
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    The we like to wheel not build , buggy rebuild thread

    I like these ideas. Here's my vote.
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    Spotted

    You can follow a bit of the build progress on his Instagram. https://www.instagram.com/utah_yota/
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    Spotted

    I've seen this rig driving around Ogden a few times, was finally able to snag a couple shots.
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    Gawynz Buggy Thread

    Yeah, i think you're right; I think with less lower triangulation I'd get less rear steer. It's a compromise I guess, better/stronger side to side axle location at the cost of rear steer. I'll give it a shot and see how it works, if it's awful it shouldn't be too big of a deal to relocate the...
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    The we like to wheel not build , buggy rebuild thread

    This is rad, watching. I'm digging the chopped sami back end. Can you explain a bit more how you're mounting your front, lower, chassis side links? If I understand it right, it'll be - bolt through misalignment spacers/heim then directly into the threaded bung you put in the frame, is that...
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    Trip Report Vernal - July 27

    Awesome summary/pictures, wish I could have made this.
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