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Postby vovkus » Sat Jan 08, 2011 2:40 pm

Just start work on it. Will post pictures during process.
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Postby Mediamonkey11 » Sat Jan 08, 2011 4:49 pm

Me = jealous!
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Postby vovkus » Sat Jan 08, 2011 7:43 pm

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Postby jwood1016 » Sat Jan 08, 2011 7:47 pm

YOu are going to be very pleased with those calmini springs.
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Postby vovkus » Sat Jan 08, 2011 8:23 pm

Before that, I use OME919 with 2" spacer. I was able to put in Calmini with same spacer.
My measurements before update (front stock torsion bars/rear OME919+2")
Front Left 37.5" Front Right 38.25" Rear Left 36.25" Rear Right 37".

Have no data after update yet. Still in the process.
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Postby vovkus » Sat Jan 08, 2011 9:39 pm

Based on Calmini manual the torsion bars supposed to be marked as L and R
I got both R!!!!! Anybody have this problem?
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Postby vovkus » Sat Jan 08, 2011 11:25 pm

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I decided to install left side torsion bar with 180 degrees swap.
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Postby vovkus » Sun Jan 09, 2011 12:39 am

Measurements after upgrade:

LF 38 3/16 RF 38 1/8
LR 38 3/4 RR 38 1/2

Will re-adjust bars tomorrow.
Now it is time for the test drive :)

I like it on FW. Way better. Almost no body roll.
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Postby Metal88 » Sun Jan 09, 2011 12:45 pm

umm i dont know about the torsion bar man if that thing snaps on high speeds you might loose control
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Postby vovkus » Mon Jan 10, 2011 2:41 pm

I spoke with Calmini tech support. They confirmed, that I did right installation.
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Postby Metal88 » Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:54 am

vovkus wrote:I spoke with Calmini tech support. They confirmed, that I did right installation.

alright then how about some flex shots :wink:
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Postby vovkus » Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:59 am

alright then how about some flex shots


Not ready yet for pictures.
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Postby vovkus » Sun Feb 06, 2011 11:16 pm

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Postby Metal88 » Mon Feb 07, 2011 6:07 pm

NICE!!!
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Postby beto » Mon Feb 07, 2011 8:14 pm

That´s great! I´m very happy for you keeping the trooper :wink:

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Postby vovkus » Mon Feb 07, 2011 9:59 pm

After careful measurements, I discovered about 0.5" rear axle misalignment.
Have to install adjustable rear links to fix this problem. Got materials for links today and will try to complete this project over this week.
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Postby vovkus » Thu Feb 10, 2011 12:35 am

The new links are ready. It took about 1.5 hrs to build them.

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Will install them tomorrow.
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Postby vovkus » Thu Feb 10, 2011 11:25 pm

Installed:
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Postby jwood1016 » Thu Feb 10, 2011 11:31 pm

Hey what was the purpose of the new links??
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Postby vovkus » Fri Feb 11, 2011 1:43 am

The frame is a little bit twisted after accident. Now I was able to adjust rear axle position.
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Postby tonnydoodles » Fri Feb 11, 2011 10:00 am

those front sway bar links came with the calmini bars or you had them custom made?
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Postby vovkus » Fri Feb 11, 2011 6:00 pm

The front links are Moog Sway Bar links.
Part numbers: K90703, K90702 (left and right)
Available on amazon.com for 24.90 each.
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Postby Triathlete » Sat Feb 12, 2011 6:15 pm

Great job Vovkus. Those links turned out nice. Where did you order the materials for them from? What did it cost you?
Will we be seeing you in Moab this year? :D
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Postby vovkus » Sun Feb 13, 2011 4:59 am

Rod ends and tube inserts I got from mckenzies. Tubing from local metal supply shop. Total cost of this project $340.
I wish everything will be OK and I will be able to do trip to Moab this year.
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Postby Triathlete » Mon Feb 14, 2011 1:14 am

Thanks.
Hope you make it...been a while since seeing you out there.
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