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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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    OEM CAD Files

    I emailed GM a little over a week ago and no reply so i cantacted them via the telephone number on the site and they responded right away.
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    OEM CAD Files

    Thanks I just sent them an email with my request. Does Ford have a similar service?
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    OEM CAD Files

    Yeah im gonna try contacting them, its worth a try
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    OEM CAD Files

    Ive been doing some searches on the internet for CAD drawings of factory parts from manufacturers like Ford and GM but haven't come up with anything. Im in the process of designing a suspension kit for my 2005 silverado 4wd in solidworks and if I had a CAD drawing for the frame and pivot points...
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    4-link Desighn corr vs desert racing

    I noticed that most short coarse racing trucks like the pro 2 and 4s run a 4 link with the upper links spread far apart at the rear axle and closer at the chassis while most desert racing trucks run the opposite with the upper links mounted close together over the center of the rear axle and...
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