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PROS/CONS of.....
« on: Oct 28, 2004, 08:04:07 PM »
..... a buggy leaf for the front?

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Re: PROS/CONS of.....
« Reply #1 on: Oct 28, 2004, 08:09:01 PM »
buggy leaf in the front can  :moon:.  i dont see how it is possible...
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Re: PROS/CONS of.....
« Reply #2 on: Oct 28, 2004, 08:11:08 PM »
 :headscratch: maybe angle of the frame (trying to make a place for the leaf to sit flat)
Torque flex (when you load up the front trying to climb up something, and the springs stretch out and you fall over backwards?)
I've seen a missing link (double shackle) setup on the front before. JimJob from Polock Pines used to use that setup on his front with 150 springs.
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Re: PROS/CONS of.....
« Reply #3 on: Oct 28, 2004, 10:42:20 PM »
I've seen a missing link (double shackle) setup on the front before. JimJob from Polock Pines used to use that setup on his front with 150 springs.

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Re: PROS/CONS of.....
« Reply #4 on: Oct 29, 2004, 05:40:42 AM »
Con:  Buggy leafs dont actually help out much in the traction department.  They only let the drooping tire fall not be forced down which would increase traction.  They also have a tendency to allow side to side movement of the springs while turning.  In order to do a front buggy you would have to mount the shackle to the spring, which would be on the bottom of the frame which would make it stick down like a set of 8" shackles. 
Pro:  You would look cool flexin on a ramp.
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Re: PROS/CONS of.....
« Reply #5 on: Oct 29, 2004, 08:13:29 AM »
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Re: PROS/CONS of.....
« Reply #6 on: Nov 06, 2004, 01:10:17 AM »
thanks for the input, gentlemen, any more ideas?

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Re: PROS/CONS of.....
« Reply #7 on: Nov 06, 2004, 04:57:02 PM »
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Torque flex (when you load up the front trying to climb up something, and the springs stretch out and you fall over backwards?)

This is your biggest CON,  IMHO

You dont need buggy's in the front. Slap those WAggys up there with some F150 shock towers and long shocks along with some longer shackles.. you'll have plenty of flex for nearly any trail out there.
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Re: PROS/CONS of.....
« Reply #8 on: Nov 07, 2004, 06:54:01 AM »
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