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i need the ultimant baja suspension

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by eman1, Apr 25, 2005.

  1. eman1

    eman1 Newbie

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    hey guys im new to the site but im in some need of help. I was put on a task to come up with the best offroad racing type suspension for a 1995 and up chevy suburban 2500. So if anyone has so info on good and strong suspensions i can get. oh guys on last thing money is no option here. so feel free to tell me what you guys got. thanks alot.
     
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    Buy a Jimco chassis or something similar and skin it like a sub. Also look for some old issues of Peterson's. They did a series on a Baja burb.
     
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    Yikes!
    How experienced in suspension fabrication are you?

    What sort of suspension type,
    Front live axle? On leaves? On links?
    A-Arm front?
    TTB/TIB front?
    Leaf sprung rear?
    Linked and Coil sprung rear?
    Independant rear?

    To be honest (& this is NOT meant to be a put-down) I doubt you'll find much local knowledge in this type of suspension design. I'm sure that there are talented fab people in your area, but a true desert/baja type design isn't a common thing there. A short course (Crandon, WI) type suspension is the closest I know of, and it's not really the same thing. Once a sharp design/fab guy understands the differences it shouldn't hold you back much.

    You might benefit from cruising race-dezert.com's "shop" bbs. Search there and you'll find huge threads that specifically talk about desert type racing suspensions.
     
  4. eman1

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    hey guys thanks for the info and ill be getting back to you soon on the suspension types. i would tell you now but im doing the reaserch for a friend of my father and he has to email me back on the specs. hope to hear from him and you guys soon. oh and the guy is using it for hunting game in texas and he needs a good strong suspension to handle the fast and rough conditions
     
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    I'm thinking coils and 4 wheel independent suspension or similar setup... dune buggy style, lots of flex, but lots of shock absorption at the same time... a cadillac ride in a buggy is what he needs... I agree... no one here can do that. =)

    Aired down Bias tires too...
     
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    Seriously, you don't need that much goju for hunting, unless you're trying to remake Hatari.

    Best bet, straight axle the thing, good springs, good shocks and call it good.
     
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    I'm guessing Nilgai hunting. In which case, this type of question is understandable. This type of hunting, you ride in the back of a truck going about 40-50 mph across god knows whatever terrain is between you and the beast. Hellofalot of fun. Everyone I know that does it uses 1 ton 4x4 chevy crewcabs or superduty's with quail seats in the back, but a buggy would probably ride and land alot nicer than those big bastard trucks.
     
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    Yes Bubba I've seen it.
     
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    hey guys i like the post and the pics but i need one last thing
    that is who makes the best suspension lift for that type of abuse?
    thanks
     
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    holy crap that is tight but probly a little to much for what im in need of.
    where did u kind the pics of the suspension
     
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    Yeah... I've seen the type of rig you want to build, and if I recall correctly, it ran upwards of $15,000 to build the thing... all tube frame, big hp motor, 4 wheel independent suspension, really low CG and a bucket seat on top for the hunter with the driver safely tucked inside the rollcage.... personally, I think it's nuts, but if you got 'em, make sure they are steel...
     

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