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    position sensitive shocks

    A friend just sent me this. Seems basically the same as sleeving the top and/or bottom of the bore but doesn't require as much extra shock length. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Ec-y-XxXoAYanbv.png
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    Improving downforce on a 90s ranger

    I would focus on slamming that thing. What does it have, 8-10" of ground clearance? If you could get that down to 3" it would be a huge improvement in drag and handling. Frame over conversion maybe? I would lean towards a bed cover rather than a hatchback/fastback but you could try both...
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    Control arm vertical spread vs knuckle

    https://www.race-dezert.com/forum/threads/bump-steer.41405/post-425316 Minimizing CV plunge is basically the same as minimizing bump steer. See this old post I made regarding bump steer, hopefully it makes sense. If not, play with CAD (computer or cardboard aided design).
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    Control arm vertical spread vs knuckle

    As a VERY general rule of thumb you want the inner (frame) pivots closer together than the outer (knuckle) pivots. This gives negative camber gain in bump and positive camber gain in droop. At a minimum sketch it on paper/cardboard and play with it. Entire chapters of books are written on...
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    Getting Started With PreRunners

    Absolutely this especially since you don't seem to know exactly what you want and can't fabricate. I would add that finding an expert to tune the shocks (if they're not already) would be worth every penny. Most likely both of these things you would purchase in the southwest and road trip it /...
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    Class 7/7200 Subaru Forester

    Can't wait to see what it can really do when you get the suspension tuned better! If you need someone to drive it harder while you film it next time I can offer my services...
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    position sensitive shocks

    I've recently been reading up on different styles of internally position sensitive shocks so I thought I'd bump this thread and dump the info here. One style is a tube inside the outer shock body. The piston rides in this inner tube and the inner tube has bypass holes and/or reed valves to...
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    Class 7/7200 Subaru Forester

    That rear articulation is sick. Are you going to build inner fenders and/or reroute the intake? Build a prerunner style bumper? Can't wait to see videos of you hammering out some whoops.
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    Electric Fuel Pumps

    I second the Carter 4070, used them for 12 years and never had one fail. Low enough pressure you don't have to run a regulator. Plenty of flow for 200+hp and quiet. The only bad thing about them is the push on wire terminals, it is a pain to put the metal clip in place to hold them on but...
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    east coast offroad racing?

    I think there are plenty of racers too, I wouldn't be surprised if there's at least 100 guys with buggies and trucks that used to be race legal. Informing most of them about a race like this would be hard, getting enough of them in the same place at the same time would be even harder. It would...
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    east coast offroad racing?

    I think there are plenty of places in the midwest where you could lay out a five mile loop that would be good for an off road race. I think the big problem is getting enough racers to show up to make it worthwhile for the landowner and being able to police and support a course of that size.
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    east coast offroad racing?

    Five mile loops. 2-3 hour enduros. MAORA had a bunch of those at different courses years ago, the bottom line is not enough people were showing up to race to make it worth putting them on. Many times the tech director would tell us that thirty people called him asking about the race and then...
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    east coast offroad racing?

    Interlake would be about as good. Yes, you'd want somewhere with open areas and/or wide trails. Worst case someone breaks down on a narrow woods trail and shuts down the race. What do you mean by a short course? One mile course, wheel to wheel, fifteen minute races? They tried short course...
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    east coast offroad racing?

    Badlands off road park in Attica, Indiana. Cool place to trail ride but full size (cars/trucks) have to be 4WD. They had KOH qualifiers there fairly recently but the only motorized thing I see on the schedule for this year is a hare scramble. Old motocross course has been closed off for a few...
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    east coast offroad racing?

    The off road parks I've been to at old mines are usually a mix of tailings (like pea gravel) and old mine access roads. Those can get rough, rutted out, and have standing water but they're probably nowhere near as rocky as you're picturing. We have raced at one of them and it was one of the...
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