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About tfaith08

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  • Birthday 01/02/1990

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    Music composition, motorsports in general, MX

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    06 SE, long travel, redline race gas serval.

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  1. Been getting questions about widening kits. Not many people know the answers behind why they’re bad, so here we go. Forewarning: I’m intoxicated The biggest geometric reason is bump steer (which skyrockets with a widening kit). The very second one is roll center dynamics. To find roll center, draw a line through your ball joint on the top a-arm and the bolt at the chassis. Do the same for the bottom. Where they intersect is your instantaneous center (IC). Now draw a line from your IC to your contact patch on your tire. Now do this for both sides. Where those last lines (yellow below) inter
  2. Arlan on the pipes will be an eventual thing. I can make these CPIs work for now. Fortunately, the stock tank will work with modification so that saves 2 days of fabricating aluminum sheet. It depends on the design of the snorkels. Starting at 2.25” and working up to 2.75” at the pods will let it breathe enough if the length is good. Only problem is that my work is unpredictable and I still haven’t received my tube notcher. I may have to take a job on Monday, or I may be off until February. Who knows? Lol I have determined that tube software is going to be borderline necessary unless I w
  3. Sounds to me like the valving is completely fucked. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Where are you located? I can do the work for cost and material. Probably wouldn’t be more than $150. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Well... Just know that the valving will probably be way off. Take it one step at a time. Before you powder the chassis, there are a lot of things I would recommend doing but a bare minimum is getting the stem hoop and lower stem mount gusseted. While you’re at it, replacing the stock stamped crossmember up front behind the bumper with a chromoly tube is a nice cosmetic upgrade and basically free if you’re already doing that other stuff. Cut all the tabs off. The unnecessary but really nice stuff is a lowered subframe, altered geometry, no-link conversion, but you can absolutely get by with
  6. It kicks you forward off the seat? Is that what you mean? I’ve never seen one just launch someone straight up. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. I wouldn’t trust alba with a god damn swiffer wet jet, much less a long travel suspension setup. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. The cost difference between full aftermarket standard travel and full aftermarket long travel is very minimal. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. The cheapest long travel setup I would recommend is also the first one I would recommend to anyone. Fireball +3+1 and any used top tier shock. Next step after arms is tire and rim setup installed at the pressure you plan to run. Whatever you go with, use 4/1 rims. Then you can measure for shock length requirements. For shocks, buy used and have them rebuilt. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Just a lil update for some random information. No particular goal here, just musings and random info. Caster works together with the KPI. When you turn left, the caster pushes the left tire down and the right tire up. The KPI pushes both of them down. This means that the KPI and caster together make the right tire stay roughly flat and the left tire push down quite a bit. This loads the front left tire and the back right tire and gives them more traction. This unloads the front right and back left tire and costs traction. While sliding, this balances traction fairly well. When cornering le
  11. Alba uses Chinese stuff branded as American. You match shocks to the chassis, arms, and tires. Not the other way around. What is the shock length now? What is your budget? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. I sure do appreciate that bud. It won’t be easy but it it’ll be worth it. Maybe he will! I already have one pro rider that wants to help out and dial it in but it’ll probably be a little more aggressive on he shock tune than what I need lol. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Honestly don’t know if I love or hate this shutdown. Either way, I’ll always answer a call to Holcim Cement in SC. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Never heard of predator shocks. I wouldn’t trust a brand that nobody knows unless you just have money to blow. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Just ordered 80’ of 4130 chromoly in varying sizes. I will only be doing the front chassis section and upper frame rails. I have plans for the rear later on, but that’s still a long way away. I know some of you know these things but others don’t. In my opinion, the all time greatest build threat is “Rezlo’s fast street track S14 build.” Years ago, I learned a lot of fundamentals from that thread. I want this to get close to that. So... For race quad frames (and trophy trucks, roll cages in race cars, kit planes, etc.), 4130 chromoly tuning is used. The difference between tube and pipe is th
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