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  1. #101 Re: Got A Real Grinder!-Gold Dust Build 
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    I have left foot braked and throttled up, but didn't notice much of a difference in the anti-squat, seems neutral, but the increase in ground clearance is very obvious.

    Having the LCA's triangulated, for a true double triangulated rear suspension, is noticeable when driving around town. You don't get the "tail wag" as you go around corners, it feels very solid and stable.
    WJ, 4.7, Clayton's Front, Double Triangulated Rear, 231HD, HP44, 8.8, ARBs, TR Bumpers, Hydro Assist, 35's, Cage
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    I got a peek at John's and Tyler's projects on Sunday. Damn, good stuff. Tyler's bumper is pretty sweet and I like the integrated rock sliders on John's.

    I agree on the double triangulation of the rear and how great it drives. I also think that is why John is not getting any additional squat because the upper arms are keeping the axle from rotating.

    Nice work.
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    Axle and frame end of LCA'S were raised a similar amount and are 7" longer.

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    Skid plate fabricated and installed.
    WJ, 4.7, Clayton's Front, Double Triangulated Rear, 231HD, HP44, 8.8, ARBs, TR Bumpers, Hydro Assist, 35's, Cage
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    Looks great John. Did you have to change anything with the lower link brackets on the axle?
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    Thanks! Yes, new tabs were installed on the rear axle.
    The tabs are flush with the bottom of the axle and angle "in" to match the body side LCA tab angles, on the new cross member. The new LCAs are full width on the axle side and 8" apart (inside measurement) on the cross member to clear the drive-shaft. Gives it some nice triangulation.
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    Rear bumper needed a little work to keep the hatch from hitting it.
    WJ, 4.7, Clayton's Front, Double Triangulated Rear, 231HD, HP44, 8.8, ARBs, TR Bumpers, Hydro Assist, 35's, Cage
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    I have been driving it around a little more and it feels really tight and solid. Hopefully this will cure my Lambo door syndrome. If not it's Interior cage time!
    WJ, 4.7, Clayton's Front, Double Triangulated Rear, 231HD, HP44, 8.8, ARBs, TR Bumpers, Hydro Assist, 35's, Cage
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    wow, nice work! looks real clean. how are the upper arms attached to the unibody side, the old claytons brackets?

    the rear ds wont hit the rear cross member at all?
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    Yes upper arms attach to Clayton's original UCA mounts on body . Drive shaft does not hit cross member tested at full drop and verified on first run at GSW today
    WJ, 4.7, Clayton's Front, Double Triangulated Rear, 231HD, HP44, 8.8, ARBs, TR Bumpers, Hydro Assist, 35's, Cage
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    Exit of Pritchett Canyon everything worked great!
    WJ, 4.7, Clayton's Front, Double Triangulated Rear, 231HD, HP44, 8.8, ARBs, TR Bumpers, Hydro Assist, 35's, Cage
    Lambo Doors - tweaked unibody
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    Radiator support got pushed up a good 1" and I couldn't close the hood.
    WJ, 4.7, Clayton's Front, Double Triangulated Rear, 231HD, HP44, 8.8, ARBs, TR Bumpers, Hydro Assist, 35's, Cage
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    Doing some fixing.
    WJ, 4.7, Clayton's Front, Double Triangulated Rear, 231HD, HP44, 8.8, ARBs, TR Bumpers, Hydro Assist, 35's, Cage
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    All fixed up, much more stout.
    WJ, 4.7, Clayton's Front, Double Triangulated Rear, 231HD, HP44, 8.8, ARBs, TR Bumpers, Hydro Assist, 35's, Cage
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    Looking good John!
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    Nice work. I'm probably due for this repair myself
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    Thanks guys, this should keep the front straight.
    WJ, 4.7, Clayton's Front, Double Triangulated Rear, 231HD, HP44, 8.8, ARBs, TR Bumpers, Hydro Assist, 35's, Cage
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    Now if you could just plate your B-pillars with radiator supports you'd have something!
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    everytime someone makes a bumper with a stinger, God kills 6 baby Koala's.
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    That's part of the upcoming winter project, some internal supports!
    WJ, 4.7, Clayton's Front, Double Triangulated Rear, 231HD, HP44, 8.8, ARBs, TR Bumpers, Hydro Assist, 35's, Cage
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    Bump, any new progress?
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    My Lambo doors keep getting worse. When shut, the top of the doors have more than an inch gap between the weather stripping in places. It's time to once again straighten the B-pillars and build a cage to keep them in place.


    First thing, remove the headliner and all the plastic trim pieces from the A-pillar to the D-pillar. It's pretty easy, just be patient with all the little clips and screws.
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    I wasn't surprised to see that both of the B-pillars and C-pillars are twisted and the metal is cracked in several places.
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    Straightened up the B-pillars, using Tyler's winch.
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    WJ, 4.7, Clayton's Front, Double Triangulated Rear, 231HD, HP44, 8.8, ARBs, TR Bumpers, Hydro Assist, 35's, Cage
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    So that's what a winch is for...
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    Holy cow, I thought my unibody was jacked, nowhere close to that bad!
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    Wow. that thing is tweaked!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnBoulderCO on 06-30-2014
    That's part of the upcoming winter project, some internal supports!
    well 17 months later...
    Glad to see the cage going in. Are you still planning the exo/internal hybrid?
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