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    Cool my summit n stuff

    hey so I just thought I would post some pics of my rig and some little things ive done

    I blew out my drive shafts so I bed-linered the ends of the new ones



    I also linered (lined? lol) the roll cage


    I lowered the body posts and trimmed the body a little to fit the bumper mounts


    whole rig


    Kershaw Designs BL setup. 2150kv, 150amp esc


    assist springs


    Thanks for taking a look! let me know if you guys would change anything or what you think!
    cheers!

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    What is the idea with the extra springs?

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    lol good idea on the bed lining
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    I want to know what the springs are for?
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    I was really just bored and had springs. they are not very strong, but I was hoping it would help bring the truck up to full height, but it doesn't. they however help with body roll just a little... so basically they are there just cause I havent taken the time to remove them

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    you could just bump the preload up, or buy stiffer springs
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    If anything they would make your truck sit lower as they are pulling on the upper arm and out of the 2 spots you mounted them the upper arm would have the least resistance. I see what u were thinking

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    ive got the purple rateds springs in back, I had the preload set pretty stiff, maybe 1/3-1/2 of the way down the shock body. But just springing itself all the way back up wasn't happening, that last 3/4 inch at very top couldnt be reached... and the spring placement was based on the spring length, not logic or physics or mathematically or common sense lol

    I am working on a concept suspension system (not necessarily for a summit, just a concept) .. I will tell you it has dual ACTION articulation, on 2 seperate axis. .. if I can get it to work I will post it up here.

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    With that much preload no wonder you blew out a axle? Just out of curiosity why do u want your summit so high and stiff?

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    I could ask this guy whys all day long maybe this thread is not for me
    NO U CANT DRIVE MY SUMMIT!

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    ok... I put the purple springs on cause I go to the local bmx track once in a while, and i like how it feels around this track. I didnt drive it that stiff and jacked up. I was just messing around with it and was just trying to get it to return as high as possible, on the inner rod links, after pressing it down... no real reason, I couldnt sleep. I drive it on the outer links with the preload about half a turn past just tounching the springs.

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    You need the double orange LONG springs.
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    true true i second edstoys
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    Are the long springs different than the factory double orange? And what kind of change would it give me? Figure common sense would answer this for me lol but might as well make sure
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    The double orange are stock on the front of the summits. They are a little bit higher spring rate instead of having the single yellow on the rear. The springs you put on I think are a revo spring and shorter than the stock summit springs.

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    Springs we are talking about are listed below and are standard on the front, but not the rear. Come with yellow on the rear of the summit.
    Part # 5649: Spring, shock (red) (long) (GTR) (5.4 rate double orange stripe)
    Last edited by Edstoys; 03-20-2013 at 11:51 PM.
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