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Old 03-14-2007, 08:12 PM   #121
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so does the sw3 come with links that are bent. if you bend the links on your own how do you get them equal length? does the sw3 have to have bent links?
The SW3 won't come with lower links, but the 96mm Maxx turnbuckles should put you close to a 12 1/2" wheelbase. If you bend the links yourself, just compare them to ensure they are all bent at the same angle.
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Bender, Do you have ballpark when sw3 will be ready ? Design wise will the sw3 be like your rig or is it going like sw2, but 3 pieces ?
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Bender, Do you have ballpark when sw3 will be ready ? Design wise will the sw3 be like your rig or is it going like sw2, but 3 pieces ?
I'm hoping to start on them after I get back from Easter Jeep Safari. But, machine availability will be the determining factor. The SW3 will have a 1 piece motor side plate, unlike the prototypes.
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wanna make me some bent delrin links for the sw3?
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wanna make me some bent delrin links for the sw3?
The lathe at the shop has been booked solid, so I haven't been able to do links lately.
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Old 04-03-2007, 06:58 PM   #126
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I'm hoping to start on them after I get back from Easter Jeep Safari. But, machine availability will be the determining factor. The SW3 will have a 1 piece motor side plate, unlike the prototypes.
Damn that sucks, the prototypes are badass looking !! I kill have one....
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Damn that sucks, the prototypes are badass looking !! I kill have one....
Here's what the production version will look like.

Edit: Sorry, I had to delete the pics.

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Old 04-03-2007, 07:05 PM   #128
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damnit... !!! Looks awesome !!!
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Old 04-03-2007, 07:17 PM   #129
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that is cool having one side open like that
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Old 04-03-2007, 07:59 PM   #130
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Looks awesome Brad.

What made you change to one piece? Too much flex?

May have to break down and get the new generation.

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Looks awesome Brad.

What made you change to one piece? Too much flex?

May have to break down and get the new generation.

Thanks,
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Thanks.

There was a little flex in the prototypes, but it wasn't too bad. I want the production version to be able to handle alot of abuse. The one piece design beefs the chassis up big time, and it's lighter.
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i like the 3 piece side because it alloes you to pull the tranny out without total disassembly. it does flex, but its not bad at all, i mean really what can the sprung center section of a 2.2 weigh. on mine i can twist it by hand barely
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I like my protype setup better.The the production style
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looks good
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i like the 3 piece side because it alloes you to pull the tranny out without total disassembly. it does flex, but its not bad at all, i mean really what can the sprung center section of a 2.2 weigh. on mine i can twist it by hand barely

look at the motor side of the production model, even though it is one piece you should still be able to pull the motor, there is less to it than the 3 piece prototype
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Aaarrrrrggg... I have found myself in a dilema...I just picked up a TLT kit, got the axles built and I am ready to think about the chassis. I am a "build it all yourself" kinda guy, but this chassis looks sweet. So, your looking at after Easter for this to become available huh? I'm up in the air to wait or to just build
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Old 04-04-2007, 10:56 AM   #137
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I dig the looks of the new 1 peice side plate as opposed to 3 seperate peices. This looks much more stout!
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I agree with halfcab. I like the looks of the production style. Nice work BENDER.
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look at the motor side of the production model, even though it is one piece you should still be able to pull the motor, there is less to it than the 3 piece prototype
no on the 3 piece you can take out 2 screws and pull the tranny, motor and all. no need to disconnect the drive shafts
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no on the 3 piece you can take out 2 screws and pull the tranny, motor and all. no need to disconnect the drive shafts
That is one of the things I like about the Prototype version... I guess I need to post up the build on my SW3 prototype.... I love it!!
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