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WhiteKnight, or anyone who wants to venture a guess, what is this?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by sled_dog, Jan 22, 2004.

  1. sled_dog

    sled_dog 1 ton status

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    Ok in the video of the Nissan or Yota whatever, tube creation that seems to like to break things, what is the coilover shock over the rear axle between the coilovers for? Its right at the beginning of this movie if any of you care to venture a guess.
     
  2. big83chevy4x4

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    it looks like some sort of axle flexing suspention. looks like they put alot of work into to it and it did't work /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif if you look closely the axle tube it looks spliced to allow for it to flex and the spring controls it /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif
     
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    I think it did work it was his front axle he kept snappin' in 2. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Looks as though his shocks are mounted to a hinge point that is inturn controlled by the horizontally mounted coil over. I think with this setup you could have more rates to your susupension than a single coil over would allow. Suppose your vertical coilovers are soft and the horizontal is set stiff. When your soft coil over bottoms out then it would hinge and pull against the firmer horizontal. It would also pull on the opposite vertical shock. This thing would probably act very squirly.
     
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    It is a sort of hinge set up that will clip open. It gives more flex. It works well. We were thinking of doing it at one time. Sort of a shackle flip
     
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    huh? /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
     
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    So does it have some kind of bump stop to keep the pivots from stretching the center coilover? Would it work similarly with a bar and pivot points? It is definately and interesting idea.
     
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    It looks cool, but I can't see clearly enough to tell how it works.
     
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    My mistake- the center coil over is sort of a stabalizer sway bar I think. I thought you were talking about the extenders on the coil overs.
     

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