BALDWINS RACE TRUCK

fabtoys

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I TRIED TO FIND SOME PICTURES OF JASON BALDWIN'S TROPHY TRUCKS REAR SUSPENSION ANYONE KNOW WHERE TO FIND OR HAS SOME ?? THANKS

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fabtoys

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THANKS ALOT THAT ANSWERS SOME QUESTION I HAD

86 x cab 4x4 short course w/c/o w/ 4 link
99 dodge ram 2500 cummins w/ 37" mtr
 

Greg

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I dont know how to make it clicky, but if you go to prerunners.com and looke under pictures from crandon 2002, there are some good pics of the truck without bedsides.

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Tom_Willis

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That truck is in the Guiness Book of World Records for "most dimple dies". There was enough chromoly punched out of that truck to build another truck :)

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TxPhPrerunner

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Search for this thread " horizontal rear coil-overs / canitlever" make sure you search all posts it's from a while back. View it in flat I think the pic is on page 8. It's a side view of the rocker arm.

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FABRICATOR

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You mean this one?

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ntsqd

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Egads, There's some interesting plumbing going on with those dampers & gas springs. Note the check valve-like body on the by-pass damper's reservoir fitting.

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FABRICATOR

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A closer-in view. Lines are to circulate fluid. They are required when using a solid, non-flowing piston. Bryan Kudela designed the truck.

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jcorsico

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Can somebody point out the gas springs? I was under the impression that truck ran torsion bars at all four corners, but I could be wrong.

Jon
 

jcorsico

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And the truck runs a solid piston? It has hydraulic bump stops, so I wouldn't have figured the solid piston was necessary since you don't need the shocks to totally stop up travel in the suspension. The two fluid lines to the reservoir could be just to circulate fluid in and out of the reservoir as the shock cycles for cooling. That would make sense if the check-valve looking items were actually check valves - as the shock cycles and the shaft displaces more and less fluid, the check valves could be used to force fluid flow in only one direction in and out of the reservoir, which would I guess give you more cooling since the fluid continually replaced itself.

Ivan's Toyota TT appears to have such a system. There are two extra cylinders between the shock and the real reservoir, and these extra cylinders have lots of cooling fins on them - they almost look like fins on a radiator or air conditioner condenser.

Jon
 

JrSyko

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They only ever built three of them. Maybe you are confusing this Baldwin's truck with Nick Baldwin's new truck who races under the Riviera program. That truck does not have a torsion bar.

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Greg

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Chuck, please elaborate on "non-flowing piston" . As for solid piston shocks needing 2 reservoir lines, hmm, mine only have 1 line and seem to work fine. I think all the solid piston shocks still use a series of holes to control bleed, except ted kendal shocks but i hear the dont work so good anyway. Bilstien used to, and may still, use check valves to force the fluid to circulate but on shocks like mike smiths, the 2 reservoir lines are to flow enough fluid to prevent spiking because of such a large shock shaft. If my info is wrong, please let me know.

Greg
 
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