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Old 06-04-2012, 09:35 PM   #221
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Those look really good man.
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Old 06-05-2012, 09:14 AM   #222
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Those look really good man.
just doing my part. if this works out maybe others can use the idea and refine it.
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Great work Jeb, and a great idea.
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Old 06-05-2012, 08:37 PM   #224
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Got the second mounting ring cut, drilled the added weight rings. Started mounting things up to take a look. I found I need a couple washers between the rings to keep them flat (the knuckle isn't quite flush with the mounting ring).
The smaller half weights are actually plates from my blue monkey RC xr10 rear weight system. The fit perfect.
Last step is to fab up some tabs to lock the mounting ring in place. I decided to cut down a standard washer. Still need to trim down the length of one then drill them.
Can't wait to get these on and start testing. Here are a few pics from my progress tonight.
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Old 06-05-2012, 08:43 PM   #225
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looking good jeb. im just going to go the easy route as im lazy . going with the VP 8* knuckles and there 8* knuckle weight system. but im deffintly looking forward to seeing how these work.
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Old 06-05-2012, 10:00 PM   #226
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They look like an awesome way to go! As I'm running Berg offset with spacers on my creeper, with aluminum he knuckles .. if you end up making some sets, it would be a great way to go for me as well... very smooth work! Keep it up the great idea
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Old 06-07-2012, 08:22 PM   #227
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Got the mounting tabs cut, drilled and then I assembled all the parts. It came together well and feels rock solid. Need some screws of the right length and then I'll be ready to put everything back on the creeper and do some testing!

A few pics of tonight's progress. (Keep in mind all this has cost me so far was about $30 for the brass washers.)
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Old 06-07-2012, 08:27 PM   #228
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Awesome build! Can't wait for testing pics! What's ur overall weight gain as a finished product?
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Old 06-07-2012, 09:09 PM   #229
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Awesome build! Can't wait for testing pics! What's ur overall weight gain as a finished product?
I need to weigh it all up but I think the base mount, and a full ring should come in at 3oz. I'll probably run it with another half ring which would get me to 3.75oz.
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Old 06-07-2012, 10:39 PM   #230
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That's awesome! I want a set! Lol. . . But really. I'm planning on adding weight to the front now that I have dig.. it doesn't seem to want to over power the grip of the rear wheels in some places .. an I'm running 7oz up front an 3oz in the rear now.
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Old 06-08-2012, 10:52 AM   #231
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i had a couple pm's about the part number for the washer so i figured i'd post it up here. i got them from mcmaster-carr and the part number is 95395A360.
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Nice work on the knuckle weights looks good cant wait to see how the testing goes
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Old 06-08-2012, 08:09 PM   #233
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Finished up the parts and got everything mounted. Fits great with no binding or rubbing. The parts weigh in as follows:

Knuckle mount - 1 5/8 oz
Full ring - 1 3/4 oz
Half ring - 7/8 oz

Per side that gets me to 4 1/4 oz and change for the hardware. Just about what I wanted. Hopefully I can get some time on the rocks this weekend to test them out.

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Old 06-10-2012, 11:21 AM   #234
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Got the rig out for some testing on my backyard course this morning and I can see a definite improvement. The from seemed like if was glued to the rocks. My balance needs some work and the front wheels were still weighted (which I want to pull out) so the rig is pretty heavy but these knuckle weights are keepers.

Some pics below. The shots of it going up the near vertical face are great considering I could never pull that line in the past.
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Old 06-10-2012, 11:49 AM   #235
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Now thats a backyard course and your testing looks good
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Old 06-11-2012, 05:34 AM   #236
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Dam right that's a home course! That's a heck of a rig too! Great pics an great work driver!
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that home course is better then any I have seen I think. Very cool. Rig looks great and looks like it crawls great as well.
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hey jebster, have u weighted those knuckle weights that u made yet?
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Old 06-12-2012, 05:05 AM   #239
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hey jebster, have u weighted those knuckle weights that u made yet?
i listed the weight a few posts back. here it is:

Knuckle mount - 1 5/8 oz
Full ring - 1 3/4 oz
Half ring - 7/8 oz

Per side that gets me to 4 1/4 oz and change for the hardware
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Old 06-12-2012, 11:12 AM   #240
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everyone, just wanted to put an acknowledgement out to thomas of rmdesignworks. he's looked at my idea and is going to be exploring the production of this knuckle weight system. given his ability to create and refine ideas and bring them to market i'm sure it will be another great addition to his product line. if my simple concept helps benefits others i've done my part.

thomas, i'm looking forward to seeing where this goes!
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