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Old 02-22-2006, 07:30 PM   #81
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The 1st song on the video is MIRV, a San Francisco band, from their CD "Feeding time on monkey island." Awesome disc. The song is Chupacabras.

Miniwheeler- we should try to do a buildup article featuring your dig setup- it's hot!

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Thanks for the song info, I'll check them out. Now get that write-up done.
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Old 02-22-2006, 07:43 PM   #82
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Yes, a detailed how to would be awesome. I would love to incorporate this into my incoming tlt 2.2 build!
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Old 02-22-2006, 08:06 PM   #83
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Ok, so here's some pics of my dig setup. Sorry for the blurry pics.

You got the right idea but it looks like there might bee a few problems,the rear brake is really far away and has a lot of leverage on it ,it may twist off. also looks like you might have some binding with the linkage when youre suspension is compressed just my 2cents
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Old 02-22-2006, 08:09 PM   #84
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Miniwheeler- we should try to do a buildup article featuring your dig setup- it's hot!

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Old 02-23-2006, 12:27 AM   #85
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Ok, so here's some pics of my dig setup. Sorry for the blurry pics.



You got the right idea but it looks like there might bee a few problems,the rear brake is really far away and has a lot of leverage on it ,it may twist off. also looks like you might have some binding with the linkage when youre suspension is compressed just my 2cents

I was afraid of it getting twisted off but so far so good. For durability testing I've gone into a dig at full speed and the setup remains strong. I'm also reinforceing everything with J-B weld right now.

I do have a little binding but nothing major so I'm not to worried. Only time will tell.
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Old 02-23-2006, 12:44 AM   #86
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Cool now go punish the front dig and see how it holds up
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Old 02-23-2006, 12:50 AM   #87
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I'm loving the dig so far :grin:. Definately one of THE best mods I've done.
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Old 02-23-2006, 10:01 AM   #88
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snowkd, I will be inetereted to see how your setup holds up, I know

Miniwheeler has beat the sh$t out of his and it is rock solid. I think he has it down pat. IMO.
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Old 02-23-2006, 11:47 AM   #89
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snowkd, I will be inetereted to see how your setup holds up, I know

Miniwheeler has beat the sh$t out of his and it is rock solid. I think he has it down pat. IMO.
Now all i have to do is get the rest of the crawler working better on steep climbs
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Old 02-23-2006, 11:49 AM   #90
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That is absolutely ingenious. Best new mod I've seen in a long time.
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Old 02-23-2006, 10:29 PM   #91
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I knew it would happen sooner or later. But I was hoping it would work. Anyways, my connection from the disconnect to the brake broke. Miniwheeler, do you have any suggestions for that connection? I already plan on making it shorter so there is not as much leverage but I still need something stronger.
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Old 02-24-2006, 01:05 AM   #92
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I think shorter is the key, look at the pics really close on page 3
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Old 02-24-2006, 01:51 PM   #93
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Here's the brake, Round I. As usual, there are still a few bugs to work out, like the way the brake engages during articulation (left rear wheel raised), but it's quite effective otherwise.
Just a thought. How hard would it be to make another plate to go over your rear axle that would locate your brake servo over the rear axle so that the brake wont have any connection to the chassis and not be jammed when when the rear articluates?
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Old 02-24-2006, 02:34 PM   #94
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Just a thought. How hard would it be to make another plate to go over your rear axle that would locate your brake servo over the rear axle so that the brake wont have any connection to the chassis and not be jammed when when the rear articluates?
Should be an easy deal with a y-harness to run both servos. build it and post pics
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Old 02-24-2006, 03:44 PM   #95
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Miniwheeler: Great idea. After reading your original post I started having all kinds of ideas for making one for my crawler. Thanks for the pics and the info, they will definitely make it easier. If I get a chance to make it I'll post up some pics, if you don't mind.

Microgoat: I have a question on your rear cutting brake setup. When the brake is engaged would it only cause the RR tire to pivot? I know the post was from last month so things may have changed but I must have skipped the page your post was on.
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Old 02-24-2006, 04:44 PM   #96
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no because his dif is locked. So if you stop one tire you stop both.
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Old 02-24-2006, 05:26 PM   #97
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Well here's pics of it all fixed. I have more plans for it but this setup will hold for however long I need it to. The only thing I don't like about it is that it's kinda ghetto fab. After the comp I plan to get rid of the bars and just sleeve it with aluminum rod.

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Well here's pics of it all fixed. I have more plans for it but this setup will hold for however long I need it to. The only thing I don't like about it is that it's kinda ghetto fab. After the comp I plan to get rid of the bars and just sleeve it with aluminum rod.

looks beefer should hold up now
I like to see other versoins of front dig everyone has differnt ideas on how to do the same thing, the collection of ideas is allways the best way.
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Old 02-24-2006, 11:06 PM   #99
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With 12 screws it better hold up .
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Old 02-24-2006, 11:19 PM   #100
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Should be an easy deal with a y-harness to run both servos. build it and post pics
It was just an idea that I had in referance to microgoats brake set up binding problem. I just finished building my new TLT today, box stock=Noob. This is one of those threads that gives me tons of ideas though.
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