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Posted: Thu Nov 01, 2007 07:59 PM
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I just finished the rear of my baja.. I AM SO HAPPY right now !! ( BUT )

Hear is the problem I think I want to cut it up and make it wider now before I do brake lines etc.

What are the pros and cons and how wide is too wide ?

How wide is a stock torsion housing ?

What will I gain from doing this ?

Is that to many questions ? LOL !!!


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Did you use the 3X3 arms?


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YES here is a photo of what we have now.



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I'm no expert on the subject but I would think the setup you have now should be more than sufficient. If it's a Baja you shouldn't really need to be any wider. Your setup look good, I wouldn't change it.

Some of the other guys may have some suggestions.


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I would stick to what you have right now, we are building a baja right now with 5x5s and I think its a bit much.

By the way, Nice sticker!!!!!!!!! Cool


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I,VE SEEN THAT CAR SOMEPLACE !!!!


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" By the way, Nice sticker!!!!!!!!! "

THANK YOU !!!

Daryll you do good work. I am trying to finish the car so everyone can see the graphics.

This is the problem that I am having but I did not know about it until I got everything together..

I had to use very short axles 18 1/2 that's relay to short for my set up.
I assembled everything and can only get 10 inches of travel. I need to get some stops in and limit straps on so I am looking at like 8 inches max.

Hears what I am thinking... You have more experience than me so I wanted to know what you think !

What if I extended the rear torsion housing 3-6 inches on each side for a total of 6-12 inches ((( depending on what I can get in the garage door )))

Would that give me any more travel ?


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No, Extending the torsion will only give you width, not travel. If you want more travel you will need longer arms and longer coil overs.


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I have 16in travel 2.5 KING coil overs.

Its the cvs that are limiting my travel.

As the axle gets longer the angel will decrease and allow me to lower the a arm some right...

P. S. stop me if I am BUGging you !

I have another question for you.

Do you fab front hoops I have KING 12in
travel coil overs ?


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What CVs are you running? Whats the angle on the axle at full droop? We can do shock hoops, but the die I have is a 6" radias so the hoops wont be a very tight bend.


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I think your axles may be too short.


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I am running the 930s

the angle is 28 at full drop


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I just talked to scott and he said there is a T-1 trans and the torsion is stock length, with 3x3 arms you should be in the 20 1/4 range on the axle length. It looks to me like the axles are too short and the c-clip is bottoming out on the CV joint when you let the arm droop. Try pulling a c-clip off and see it the droop gets better. Also make sure the heim joint isnt in a bind, and the bolts sticking out of the heim plate are not contactng the arm.


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Is that pic above at full droop? If so that doesnt look anywhere near 28 degrees.


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the pick is at full drop the axle is hitting the bottom of the inner flange and the top of the outer flange

you are right on the nose ! That's my delima !

21 and 1/4 is for t-1 to 3x3 w930

19 1/4 for bus

Ordered all of thees axles

the one that fit was the 18 1/2

I have the 19 1/4 in right now I think it is to big I don't think I will be able to get my rear alignment right without machining some off.

At full drop I can move the axles back and forth at least an inch.


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