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  1. Pharaoh XJ

    Transaxle options ?

    Hi guys, a buddy is building a class 1 style buggy for rally raid here in Cairo, we have a rolling chassis but still need to decide on the powertrain. Our list include: A mild LS1 400hp & we are looking for a 5 speed sequential transaxle, we will be running 35s and the target weight is...
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    Semi-Trailing arm Geometry

    I am currently tackling the rear IRS trailing arm design for my buggy & I am trying to figure out what are the factors involved in trailing arm suspension design. At what angle (to the chassis) do you setup your trailing arms ? how does caster angle affects the handling of the car ( stability...
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    CV Plunge Demystified

    I heard a lot about 930 cv, with plunging & non plunging joints. I am working on a design & I cant seem to get more of 18" of travel at 25deg, 18" is ok with me, but when I looked at axle plunge I found around 2 1/4" of plunge per axle. I never found the specs of plunge of 930 (series 15...
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    Steering Idea

    I am trying to build a 10 car on budget but with the exchange rate I cant afford 2500 Howe rack :D so I thought of using a steering box with a slider held by bushings Do you guys think this might work, will the slider move freely ? will the bushings hold ? Also though of using a...
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    Uniball Mounting

    I have a question regarding uniball mounting I know that double sheer is better than single sheer & mounting the the uniball with a horizontal bolt is better than a vertical bolt so why do most trohy trucks/ 1 cars run a vertical uniball ?????? mounting a horizontal bolt + misalignment...
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    Bushings vs Heims ??

    I noticed that most A arm pivots are heims while rear trailing arms have Bushing on the inside & heims on the outside ?? Why most builders do not use bushings ( poly, Delrin, etc) + sleeve doesn't that make the pivot stronger against torsional load ( larger area ) ???
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    Caster vs Rake

    I have been working on an A-arm suspension & searched here on caster angle I found out that you can design you caster angle in the upright ( which i understand clearly ) or in the design of the arms ( that is what I dont get) which I am confusing with RAKE angle !! any help?
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    091/002 & 4.3 v6

    We are building a race car & its our 1st to build it has a 5rib transaxle (rebuild Stock) & a carbed chevy v6 (stock) Can this transaxle handle the V6 ??? its running stock type 2 CVs & is going to be seeing a lot of sand & dunes.
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    Desert Lens Color

    I am about to buy a pair of oakleys, used to have Black Iridium worked great but was a bit on the dark side. Which is the best lens for daytime desert driving ??
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    Pharaons International Rally 08

    This is one of the few remaining rallies (after the new dakar) that happen each year in north Africa around october. Pharaons is an FIA/FIM international cross country rally that circles the Egyptian sahara. This year 08 was the 25th edition of this rally, 7 stages 3000km of completely...
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    Coil Spring compressed length

    How can I calculate the minimum length ( compressed ) of a coil spring ?:confused:
  12. Pharaoh XJ

    Hello from EGYPT ^^^

    HI guys I Karim from Cairo & i m a fanatic jeeper own a 94 XJ The XC rally scene is getting bigger everyday here in egypt we have a couple of rallies here yearly Pharoes international rally pyramids raly Couple of guys race XJs here in egypt some...