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front end problems
« on: December 05, 2013, 10:50:08 PM »
ok just some back ground on this repair well repair if possible lol    I got a call from a guy that transman built a trans for. he said he heard from transman that I was the person to take his rail to to get the front end fixed. he brings me the rail and tells me he bought it new about 4 years ago from the buggy shop in hutch Kansas and that it steers hard and he has trouble keeping it in a straight line. he payed $1k more than I sold my personal v6 rail for at that time and told me he saw mine for sale when he bought this one new. for some reason he wanted new over used and this one has a supercharged 3.8 series II v6.  I  dropped the limit strap and jacked the front end up so the shocks are fully extended but with the tires still touching the ground and yes the tie rods are still attached in the video.   remember this was set up by the buggy shop and is his design and he sells these!! sorry the video is sideways but didn't have time to fix.

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Re: front end problems
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2013, 11:41:38 PM »
In my upinyon, dat dare iz sum qwalitee SHIT
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« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2013, 11:46:56 PM »
Is there a problem with that?




































Wow is about all I can say. eyes eyes  WHat really amazes me is that "reputable" shops get away with this stuff.
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Re: front end problems
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2013, 06:16:50 AM »
He can consider himself lucky to have got it off the trailer.  I seen first hand some of the crap that comes from the Buggy shop up there. Welds look like a three year old been playing with dad's cracker box.  Walk into his shop and the smell of weed hits you in face like a ton of brick.  This guy should have been shut down a long time ago. 
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« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2013, 06:34:37 AM »
Wow we got some haters here, its the season for forgiving.  Sarcasm rofl rofl
Ds sent me a text saying it has more toe change than wheel travel. 
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« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2013, 06:51:57 AM »
Seems to me the easy solution would be to remove the shocks, insert steel rods to limit the travel and then run it in parking lots and or park it in the garage.  Course you will loose some travel with my suggestion, so there may be better ways?
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« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2013, 10:13:56 AM »
I bet it be fun to run the trails at LS with.  :o :o

And Enemy's acting skillz are second to none.  :-* :-*
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« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2013, 10:47:19 AM »
He can consider himself lucky to have got it off the trailer.  I seen first hand some of the crap that comes from the Buggy shop up there. Welds look like a three year old been playing with dad's cracker box.  Walk into his shop and the smell of weed hits you in face like a ton of brick.  This guy should have been shut down a long time ago. 
The person responsible for the crap in the vid was an idiot way before he touched any weed. Weed doesn't make you stupid,weed makes a stupid person ,wellllllll still a stupid person. ;D ;D
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« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2013, 04:34:32 PM »
pics     personal favorite of mine is that the a-arm tabs are not welded on the inside nor gusseted and the trailing arm weld on pivot pockets in the rear are not welded on the inside either. it would've been real easy and quick to do both.
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« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2013, 06:19:58 PM »
 I was scrolling through the pics and at the bottom I see this....

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« Reply #10 on: December 06, 2013, 06:50:51 PM »
 rofl rofl    those are words to live by and I met another one today!!!!!!  and I don't know how he keeps his job at burger king!! rofl rofl
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« Reply #11 on: December 06, 2013, 06:53:53 PM »
Did the same when I first read those words DS rofl
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« Reply #12 on: December 06, 2013, 07:00:40 PM »
That car just keeps getting prettier and prettier the more I look at it. I could crunch my body into that cage and my neck was sideways to fit in the seat for clearance to the roof. WITHOUT a helmet . And the butt crack feeling when you know there is zero protection under the seats!
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« Reply #13 on: December 06, 2013, 07:37:17 PM »
I want one. It is just sooooo COOOLLLLLL!!!!! See all that great usable travel .  Sarcasm
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« Reply #14 on: December 06, 2013, 08:54:57 PM »
ok since you can't tell from the pics I will give up some real info on the front end. the spacing, up and down, between the a - arms at the frame/cradle is 9.5" and the distance on the upright on the spindle where the a-arms bolt up is 7 7/8"........... yep ah huh bas ackwards!! along with a center load rack with an 11" spreader where they're needs to be a 15" with the offset of the steering arm on the spindle......... so on top of creating pos camber it does what????????????????? you guessed it .............major bump steer and what good are cutting tires with 3* pos camber????????????? the pics don't look as bad as it really is either!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! how how how how how can this guy keep his doors open selling sh%t like this???????????????????? with all the info on the net and forums like this how can one not know this is WRONG!!!!!!!!!!!!       bs1 eyes eyes kick rofl
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