Post by Onewheelsqueel on Mar 18, 2014 0:01:24 GMT -5
Forgot to mention I developed a clunk in the rear the past couple days. So got to thinking that maybe because the rear blocks are not angled that the drive shaft is clunking due to a incorrect pinion angle. So ran to the local speed shop that actually had Beltech 2" blocks with a 2dg angle in em.
After taking the other blocks out I could see that the rear of the axle bracket was barely sitting on the block. Gotta figure that was my noise because it's all gone.
Post by Onewheelsqueel on Mar 25, 2014 19:05:55 GMT -5
So I've taken it down to Sarasota Fl. Rides nice. Do get a good front end bounce on some bridge transitions, but not much I can do with that. But super happy to have put air shocks in the rear to accommodate for a dropped/loaded truck. Works nice.
Just did a mod to the heater controls to prevent hot foot a common issue on manual control hvac controls on these. (had to deal with a hot feet and a hot truck on the way down) you pull the glove box down, pull the grey vacuum line and plug it. Took it on a test drive and it's night and day, no heat out of the vents when all hvac is off. Just pulled it off the servo and plugged it with a spare to torx 1/4" bit I had. 3 min fix, took longer to find something to plug it with than anything.
Looking at possibly picking up some ppm extended lower baljoints. They give a extra .5" of drop. Hell I get free alignments so what the hell.
Post by Onewheelsqueel on Mar 26, 2014 18:22:02 GMT -5
Just got it back from Firestone in Sarasota. Had it realigned. Had to much toe in, probably why it was a bit darty on the highway. And I believe it gained some turning radius back because of that as well. Also had the tires balanced and rotated ( they never rotated them when I had them do the inspection the first time). It had a tire that caused a vibration at 72-78mph. Hope that's gone.
Found a set of restored Camaro RS rims for $450 down here. To bad I don't have $. And with the bitches at work taking my commission away I'm not sure what else I'll be able to do. Need to sell some stuff to buy tires for the rims I have. Anyone want to buy a bike?
Post by Onewheelsqueel on Mar 30, 2014 20:38:37 GMT -5
Truck drove great on the way home from Sarasota. Drove straight through. After taking a nap and unloading the truck I set the air in the shocks to where the rear was the same height as it was before dropping it and jacked the front up to what it was before as well just to get a pick of what it looked like before and put the after pic next to it.
Repost of the after.
Also swapped the Camaro RS rims back on as well. To see how they fit.
I need tires they are to small. And the rt side rim rubs the upper A arm I believe when I hit bumps. And the rt rear tire barely rubs the exhaust and they are to soft as well. So they won't stay on and will swap them out for the stock wheels later this week. I won't be putting them on till I find another pair of front rims to run on the rear and get tires for them.
Post by Onewheelsqueel on Apr 1, 2014 7:30:46 GMT -5
Did some research (because they are mounted currently) and the difference in offset between front and rear is bout 3/4". Found some 1" hub centric adapter spacers for just under $50 so I think that's the cheapest way to make these RS wheels work. Then it's time to sell a bike to pay off what I owe the savings acct and get some tires.
blown240: Kingsnova: I have a couple of those hubs.... Ill sell you a hub or parts or whatever. Send me a PM
May 30, 2018 12:32:08 GMT -5
kingsnova: Hello all, I just bought a used 26" Mongoose Beast fat tire at a garage sale $140.00. Good deal till the rear bearings were loose and broke the axle. Anyone know how I can get parts to fix it?
May 28, 2018 15:55:56 GMT -5
blown240: IM selling my boys Fatbike it anyone is interested....
Mar 30, 2018 14:48:19 GMT -5