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    Beware: American Overland Expedition AOE

    Racked up a design bill and failed to pay. I talked to several of the laser cutters in Orange County and he has outstanding invoices all over town. I guess he has been operating this way for a while now.
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    Beware: American Overland Expedition AOE

    This probably is not news to a lot of people but Alex from AOE offroad is not someone to do business with. Pretty pathetic, owed money and will not answer phone or return messages. I now know he has done this to a lot of people. I am a small business owner and when I don’t get paid for a weeks...
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    Future Racecar Design

    It seems like desert racecars havent evolved too much in the last 10-20 years and I was trying to think of where the next big advancement would be. Seems like cars could improve a lot in the wieght area? All-wheel drive? Advances in shock technology? Turbo charging? Carbon fiber? Just thought I...
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    Big diameter shocks

    Im sure this has been brought up before, but wouldnt it save a lot of wieght to run a smaller shock and just plumb it into the cooling system? On a seperate note, do you generaly run any valving in the coil carrier, or any oil at all?
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    Big diameter shocks

    I was wondering why alot of trophy trucks and class on cars are running such big shocks. I think Ive seen them as big as 4" inches. Are they running large bypass shocks because they need the dampening forces or is it more for cooling?
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    Frieght shipping

    Im looking to ship a few custom bumpers within the united states. Does anyone have any recomendations for inexpensive frieght companies. I believe its too large to send through fedex and ups.
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    Silverado Suspension geometry

    By "zero offset from tire center" due you mean running a zero offset wheel? On the same note is 1.25" scrub radius too much on street driven truck?
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    Silverado Suspension geometry

    I am currently working on a long travel suspension system for my 2005 silverado 1500 and need some input on castor and king pin inclination. Due to clearance between the spindle and wheel it looks like i will need to run about 14 degrees KPI on the spindle. From what i have read this is a little...
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    chevy 1500 unit bearing

    I plan on running the 6 on 5.5 lug pattern and as far as the stub axle i was thinking about machining something to replace it out of aluminum to save weight. Thanks for the link!
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    chevy 1500 unit bearing

    Good to know someone has had a positive experinece with them. I was thinking the 4WD unit would run a larger diameter bearing to house the stub axle but that just a guess. To be clear desertspeed, your truck is 2WD running the 4WD unit bearing with a stub axle to hold it together?
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    chevy 1500 unit bearing

    Jerry your hub setup looks far superior to the unit bearing desighn, but im guessing its in the 1500 to 2000$ range? I am looking to shave some off the cost off my project thats why im looking at the unit bearing (cheap like 150$ a piece) My application is not 4WD but i know the 4WD unit are...
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    chevy 1500 unit bearing

    I was wondering if anyone had experience with the GM 1500 unit bearing on an offroad application? I know alot of people run into problems with them on thier lifted trucks running the wrong offset wheel adding alot of stress and causing premature failure. From what i can tell Robby Gordons 4 seat...
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    A-arm vs Trailing arm on CV wear

    Im in the process of desighning a IRS buggy on a tight budget. My question is if an A-arm rear suspension has any benifits over a trailing arm style system with reguards to CV wear/angle and wheel travel? The car wont be raced, will run a 2.2 ecotec (150hp) and a built bus box. I was...
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    need some IFS help...

    is there a thread on that car? What transfer case is it running? Looks awsome
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    Ford OEM CAD Files

    Ford has a website https://www.fleet.ford.com/truckBBAS/index.htm when i talked to Ford on the phone i was told they only offer CAD files for current model year.
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