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Orbit Eye/RE Joint Spring Hangers

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by TLCObsession, Sep 18, 2003.

  1. TLCObsession

    TLCObsession

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    I want to fab up a new rear shackle hanger so I can get my 55 springs onto my 40. Instead of flipping the stock hanger, I plan on making one with Rubicon Express Superflex joints. IIRC the larger joint has a body width of 2 5/8" which should be just about perfect. I figure some 2 - 2.25 box tubing and a hole saw and I shouild be good to go.


    Anyone else do this or consider it?
     
  2. rockcod

    rockcod No Brain, No Headache!

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    I used jonny joints for the upper mounts on my rear springs, it gives them a lot of freedom to twist and move.

    I can e-mail you pictures tomorrow, if you would like.

    Tony
     
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    TLCObsession

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    That's what I am talking about.

    Do you think it helped with articulation or rig stability?

    All Pro sells them for minis, and gets and extra 1" of articulation - not a lot, but for around $75 and an hour of my time, it might be worth it.


    Post the pics!

    Jim
     
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    Howdy Jim.... I have a pair of the RE joints that I am going to use on the axle ends of a front torque bar for the truggy. In looking at them, I think your idea is a good one. I am not sure how long they will last, but replacement cost is not high, so go for it. They should not decrease stability very much, and if they do a sway bar should correct it.
     
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    Here is a pic of just what you are proposing. This rig belongs to Roc Dog on the Pirate BB. You might pose your questions directly to him.
     
  6. rockcod

    rockcod No Brain, No Headache!

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    Jim,

    My set-up is identical to the picture posted above.

    I got all my parts from the guys at All-pro. The joints are fully rebuildable at a fairly low cost.
    My camera is acting up, I will get you pics as soon as it gets fixed.

    Tony