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Old 03-30-2007, 09:39 PM   #111
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i suppose my thought on lack of suspension with lockers is that if one tire is in the air, the tire on the ground now has twice as much force pushing it into the ground which would provide better traction.
It's exactly that coupled with the fact that the torque isn't split between both sides that will cause parts to break.

You would actually have a fair amount of cushion just by having the tires aired down, but I would work on a suspension solution that works if I were you.

Did you end up rigging something up for that axle disconnect or are you just using it as is?
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Old 03-31-2007, 12:58 PM   #112
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Did you end up rigging something up for that axle disconnect or are you just using it as is?
I think the cable actuator would be ideal, but the electric one seemed cheaper and easier.

I purchased a new 4wd actuator. Not the proper one for my 1998 axle, but the older style because it was cheaper. I made certian that the old style actuator would srew into the newer axle. It seemed to be a perfect fit, so i bought the actuator. As it turns out, the older style is about 1-2 inches longer when closed then the newer style actuator. The old style actuator will not allow the new axle to unengage. GRRR. I'll either buy another new actuator (1998 and newer) or i might try finding a way to mount the older style so it'll work. I like the idea of having a pair of switches to engage/unengage the "lockers"
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Old 04-02-2007, 02:42 PM   #113
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the trucks first youtube video

if you listen carefully you can hear the sound of that new gm diesel...especially in the beginning of the clip! (youtube sais you still have to wait a few minutes until you can view them....i'm sure they'll be available soon



here's another clip of the truck utilizing her new lockers



this last one has no action, but shows the chain drive and also addresses ground clearance. I thought she had almost 20", but this test only showed 16.5. Perhaps i'll try it on level pavement sometime.

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Old 04-02-2007, 09:26 PM   #114
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gawd, does that thing sound ugly. sounds like an old tug boat. a reallly old tug boat.

i love the way the whole thing shudders when it almost stalls in the beginning.
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Old 04-02-2007, 10:40 PM   #115
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she did get a new motor since the video's were taken....did i mention that?

i forgot a video....this is before we had lockers, and i broke a rear cv shaft so we only had front wheel drive, which translates into 1 wheel drive. The mud was almost knee deep on that hill. It was enough the truck was bottoming out.

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Is the motor an Olds 5.7 350?
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Is the motor an Olds 5.7 350?
no, it was actually a stock 350 gasser....the rods were just so loose in it that i told people it was a diesel as a joke. It rattled a lot!
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would ya believe some tool named petec9686 actually thought it was a duramax?

I think they call those trolls.
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Old 04-05-2007, 06:07 PM   #119
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new video taken this week. I'm annoyed with the rear chain drive and will soon be finding a better method

(you might have to wait a few minutes, just uploaded it to youtube)

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I can see that rear end moving around....I understand what you mean about the steering kinda going as it pleases sometimes. I especially liked the noises coming from the passenger seat If that chaindrive is giving you that much trouble it might be time to cut, turn, and weld that rear drive the other direction and figure out a solution to the gearing issue. Just let some air out of the rear tires and keep the fronts aired up or something.
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