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Posted: Wed Jun 27, 2007 03:14 AM
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I'm curious, what do you guys suppose would be the better way to go? I'm going to be starting my class5/1600 project soon.
Would I be better off getting a late model with the irs and converting the front to link pin or getting an early and converting the swing axle to irs? Either way this is going to be a from the pan build.
I appreciate anything guys.

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It depends on the modifications allowed and the cost to do them. Both ends are fairlt easy to convert. Just parts cost different depending on whats allowed.


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Both are fairly easy to convert. But I would rather start with an IRS and convert to linkpin. Car would already by 12v.

Also, you might want to check, I dont think a Class 5/1600 car can be modified. I thought they had to maintain the suspension for that year. You can modify that, but not convert. A Class 5/Unlimited is no hold bar.


I may be wrong, but thats what I thought

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Post Post subject: Re: first step
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pocketchange wrote:
I'm curious, what do you guys suppose would be the better way to go? I'm going to be starting my class5/1600 project soon.
Would I be better off getting a late model with the irs and converting the front to link pin or getting an early and converting the swing axle to irs? Either way this is going to be a from the pan build.
I appreciate anything guys.

it all boils down to one thing.......

how much $$$$ you got???????????????????????????????????????


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Yeah money is always a factor. My plan is to start ground up, doing everything the right way. I wouldn't say I'm gonna spare no expense, but I finnally got the time and money to do this and I haven't had a good project in a while. This will be my 1st, offroad all the rest have been street bugs.
I'm thinking of starting with a pre 66" and starting from the pan. I'm just compiling my research to determine my course of action and where to find the correct parts and in which order to build.
I have the machining and fab capabilities to do this right. However, I will be looking to the pros for certain things such as roll cage, etc. My ultimate goal is to build a fully capable class 5/1600 to tech specs, that I could enjoy on the weekend and beat up in a few races once in a while.
I appreciate all the input, and I promise I'll end this soon. I got one more question. Can somebody generically break down the front and rear suspension basics pertaining to 5/1600 (travel, torsion, stroke, spindles, arms, etc). I appreciate everything guys.

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Here are the rules for the best in the desert. The only ones you can get for free. I have some diagrams for the front and rear cage upgrades, they were in the picture section. I will email them to you if you like.

Hope that helps.
www.bitd.com/main/inde...&FAQ_id=14


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