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Independent Rear Suspension Forum » '95 T-Bird Rear Uprights / Bearing Problems » 7/13/2014 5:40 am

Digz
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I was using this photo as a reference.
http://www.sccoa.com/articles/rearwheelbearing.php
Big torque on the axle for sure. Just curious myself as to what maintains the bearing float. Preset within the bearing?

Independent Rear Suspension Forum » '95 T-Bird Rear Uprights / Bearing Problems » 7/12/2014 4:37 am

Digz
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I had to look up the pic of an assembly. I think I would double check the O.D. of the hub/axle flange against the I.D. of the bearing. Looks to be a sealed type bearing and not designed to take on any load from tightening the axle assembly. What I usually see for shaft to bearing clearance for slip fits is.003" on a lot of things. I'm no ace on this IRS stuff so this is just food for thought. 

Independent Rear Suspension Forum » The Jaguar IRS picture thread » 5/11/2014 5:33 am

Digz
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What you end up with for PSI will be determined by the bore of the M/C. The bore/stroke of the master will depend on flow requirements needed to keep a decent pedal hieght. I do not know the specs on the Jag calipers for that year and haven't gotten that far on my build with the mid 80's one I have in the works. I have done non Jag conversions to rear disc using a 1" bore M/C with good results. An 1-1/8" bore would be a bit more pedal for me if I thought it was needed but would need more leg at the pedal. The math is tedious but doable to figure out what you need. Perhaps one of the guys have some decent links for it. Boosters do not really increase the pressure so much as to make it easier on the driver to apply it. They enable larger bore M/Cs that move more fluid to be more comfortable to use. You proabaly know all this already anyway. but the residual valves would keep 2lbs of pressure on the calipers already , so to say it takes 800lbs to activate them sounds goofy to me. jm2c
Edit: Being a Pick Up and firewall mounted residuals would probably not be needed.

Independent Rear Suspension Forum » The Ford IRS picture thread » 2/01/2014 8:20 pm

Digz
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I'm glad to see that guy is protecting his hands. He will need them to read braille after he goes blind.

Independent Rear Suspension Forum » Grade 5, grade 8, ... or tougher » 1/19/2014 5:23 am

Digz
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" I'm guessing the bolts you have, sit the side load on the large diameter. Not on the thread diameter. Being that the loads are 90 degrees from the length. The manufacture felt the need for a maybe lighter or smaller end for clearances. Or maybe it's a stop so as to not squeeze the parts and bind. "

This I would think is the correct answer. This set up is common in many apps using bushings. More so it seems in factory suspensions. The actual strength of the bolt probably isn't as critical as the O.D and surface finish of the part that contacts the bushing. Shocks and shackles use something similar but would use a sleeve to get the O.D. and stop length correct.

Independent Rear Suspension Forum » Jag rear identification » 12/21/2013 4:05 pm

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I have been under the impression that you have to dump BIG bucks into a 200R to get them to handle ANY HP. Would also have to lengthen the driveshaft compared to the 700/ 400 swap. I run a 700R with 4:11s and with some pretty short tires. While it is not really comfotable at 80mph it does OK at 70. Just seems to me keeping a taller tire and staying with the 700 would be a better deal than the 200. For cruising highway  that 400th would like to be infront of some different gears especially if you are going to pump some HP in front of that.

Independent Rear Suspension Forum » HugoW's Jag IRS conversion project and plenty questions! » 12/14/2013 5:12 pm

Digz
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There is or were kits with the nylon bushes being made. Not sure if they are still available. The bolt pattern on my Jag RA is the same as the Chevy 5 x 4-3/4 so that opens up wheels choices a bunch.  I narrowed mine so 15 x 10s would flush with the wheel well instead of sticking out. I still have room for 12" wide rims if I go with a 6" backspace. 

Independent Rear Suspension Forum » how much power can a Jag diff take? » 12/08/2013 10:07 am

Digz
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Just a curious question for you guys. With that double  frame LCA in Ralphys Cobra pics and the addition of a Watts link. Would that at least partially replace the need for a trailing arm ? Sorry for the thread hi-jack . Was just a quick thought.

Independent Rear Suspension Forum » how much power can a Jag diff take? » 12/07/2013 5:59 am

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I fought my center section out with pry bars, but I "think" there is a tool used as a case spreader to help with that and the install. But yeah mine came apart tough to.

Independent Rear Suspension Forum » how much power can a Jag diff take? » 12/06/2013 3:47 pm

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That thing is Nasty in a Very cool way !  Got more pics ??

Independent Rear Suspension Forum » Jag IRS install-- Is this correct? » 12/06/2013 7:40 am

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Just curious  but is there any reason the top shock mounts couldn't be mounted outside the frame? 4 coil overs on that light of a truck I'm not seeing a lot of travel happening. 

Independent Rear Suspension Forum » HugoW's Jag IRS conversion project and plenty questions! » 12/02/2013 9:23 am

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The LCAs are not solid on the yoke ends . I'm not sure if you could remove enough stock to get that square you are after without compromising some strength. Maybe it can be done.

Independent Rear Suspension Forum » HugoW's Jag IRS conversion project and plenty questions! » 11/26/2013 9:01 am

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Tyrell. Yeah I know I have to space that up, just not that far yet. My lower pad is over sized some as I was using a bag like Hugo is showing to mock up a mount. Looking to get a nice piece of billet aluminum to make a spacer. Unfotunately my buddy who bought this system from Ride tech at the suggestion of his "mechanic" got the cheapest system they have I think. I am working with what I have for now and expect to make several changes. Originally they were mounted to a straight axle with a single leaf spring and had a 4 way control panel. While you could make it do some wierd things I saw it as a PITA. I am familiar with AIR Ride for large trucks and was wondering about using the load levelers like Hugo is showing to make it an automatic system. It's a front to back ,top to bottom project so I get side tracked for long periods of time.LOL

Independent Rear Suspension Forum » The Jaguar IRS picture thread » 11/24/2013 7:28 pm

Digz
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Ok that looks like it really. That hub set up sure makes it look like the geometry would be wrong though the way the pics hide things.

Independent Rear Suspension Forum » The Jaguar IRS picture thread » 11/24/2013 10:33 am

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It just seems to me that you would lose the effectivenes of the double (wide) LCA running back up to a near single point of attachment on the hub and it would also need a jointed connection to keep things from tool blocking. The design says extra wide wheels , just not seeing anything to keep them from wrapping up. One pic looks like some hadrware for a trailing link.... mounted to what? Pics to impress not detail I guess,LOL

Independent Rear Suspension Forum » The Jaguar IRS picture thread » 11/23/2013 6:51 pm

Digz
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I don't know anything about the knock off style hubs. Are the uprights stock or shop made? I'm curious as to how the LCAs hook to them.

Independent Rear Suspension Forum » The Jaguar IRS picture thread » 11/23/2013 12:43 pm

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The guy has a knack for taking uninformative pics.

Independent Rear Suspension Forum » HugoW's Jag IRS conversion project and plenty questions! » 11/22/2013 4:59 am

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These sleeve type bags came with the van body when I bought it. I don't think they they are an overkill by any means. Definately need a swaybar on the rear as it acts like a Weeble when aired up. Just figured if it doesn't work the way I like ,I'll go back to the coil overs. Right now it also has air over leaf springs up front. That's a little weirdness unto itself also. 

Independent Rear Suspension Forum » HugoW's Jag IRS conversion project and plenty questions! » 11/21/2013 5:34 pm

Digz
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I'm trying it like this. I have no experience and it's a long ways from trying it out. Using the lower shock bolt for support bracket and retaining the shock on the front side. Think I will need a way to overcome some give in the bushings of the shock and make the set up more solid.
http://i707.photobucket.com/albums/ww80/Digz_MI/Littleoops.jpg


http://i707.photobucket.com/albums/ww80/Digz_MI/reardown8.jpg

Independent Rear Suspension Forum » IRS for '75 BMW 2002 » 11/10/2013 8:21 am

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This is a little off topic, but where did you get the wheel flares and chin spoiler?
And welcome !! 

Independent Rear Suspension Forum » Who'd'ave thunk it, Fast and Loud is good for something other than... » 4/10/2013 11:40 pm

Digz
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I ran into the same thing on mine, bracket bolt. I tried all kinds of heat with an easy out , even tried the welding the nut on thing a couple times. Maybe a I should have tried more because it was a real pain jigging it up in the mill to bore the hole out.

Independent Rear Suspension Forum » Narrowing a Toyota Supra IRS » 4/02/2013 6:06 pm

Digz
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I'm not at all familiar with that breed, but it looks like it would be no different than shortening the jag halfshafts? Can they be disassembled to the bare shaft and stuck in a lathe?

Independent Rear Suspension Forum » Narrowing a late Jag IRS » 3/30/2013 6:33 am

Digz
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An internal gusset sounds like a good addition and will keep a clean look. I would imagine the inside of a casting of this sort may be to uneven to get a solid inner sleeve in place. I have welded cast steel and have watched pros who know what they are actually doing pull it off ok. I have just never tried it in a place where the abuse factor is this high !

Independent Rear Suspension Forum » IRS Install issues Radius Rod setup » 3/26/2013 2:24 pm

Digz
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I'm going to echo everyone else, The "angled up" is what is getting you. It is going to move some but thats what the bushings are for. all you can do is minimize it.

Independent Rear Suspension Forum » Narrowing a late Jag IRS » 3/18/2013 5:51 pm

Digz
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The stamped one looks like it would be a bear to shorten. Cast steel can be welded and with the right added support may be a way to do it. but it requires preheating and all the special touches to do it right. I would talk to a pro- welder or someone in a tool and die shop before trying it.
JM2C

Independent Rear Suspension Forum » Jag rear in 1923 T-Bucket » 2/13/2013 6:48 am

Digz
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Just doing some rough guessing on U joint positions. I'm coming up with about an 8* angle on an 8 " driveshaft? If anybody can give you good advice these guys here can. On the thing Im building I to have the short driveshaftbut have the engine offset and am holding a 3* vertical misalignment. On what I am driving now I have a 7* angle going on a 22" driveshaft with a leaf spring suspension without problems.(Yet). Welcome in BTW and Got Pics ?
Joe

Independent Rear Suspension Forum » Need independent knowledge! » 1/31/2013 6:05 am

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I'm not very familiar with 4x4 IFS stuff, but my thoughts took me to things like a geo Tracker , then Nissan. The 95-96 Nissan front center section looks like it could be narrowed up, from the outside anyway. I have no reference for the size of the components tho. Fun idea, but will definately take some research.  

Independent Rear Suspension Forum » Need independent knowledge! » 1/30/2013 5:46 pm

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Are we talking about a UTV only on a slightly larger scale?

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