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Lunchbox FX10 Front Arm Conversion - Another Take

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Today, the CRP FX-10 front suspension parts turned up at my door. I can't wait to get them mounted on my Mitsubishi Pajero Wheelie. :)

Could you please write down the dimensions of these foam inserts? Especially the width would be good to know. Most 2.2" monster truck foam inserts I know of are too narrow for the Lunchbox wheels.

To enhance the wheelie bar, I got myself a pair of R/C airplane rubber tires on aluminium wheels.

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Did you fit them to the rear too Steve? Just curious...

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Why foam inside tires helps in your opinion?

Isn't the wheel more heavy?

Max

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Why foam inside tires helps in your opinion?

Isn't the wheel more heavy?

Yeap. Heavier and much, much less bouncy. Weight closer to the ground (below the COG) is a good thing on a top heavy van. I also put a wrap of cloth tape stuck to the inside the tyre a bit like belting. Helps stop the tyres ballooning so much at high rpm.

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Yeap. Heavier and much, much less bouncy. Weight closer to the ground (below the COG) is a good thing on a top heavy van. I also put a wrap of cloth tape stuck to the inside the tyre a bit like belting. Helps stop the tyres ballooning so much at high rpm.

I like that idea, may have to try that too!

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Popped to B&Q last night and picked up some 15x15 U-channel so I can make this adjustment to the FX10 conversion - looks like the perfect solution to me until someone has some new arms moulded!

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/fb.asp?m=11408848

Made a prototype last night and it fits nicely. As soon as its done properly I will report back! :)

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Son no.2 was born on Friday night so progress has been slow!

Finally got it all finished tonight - had to shallow the U-channel down to 11mm to make it sit as least obtrusively as possible underneath. A 5mm wide and about 10mm deep slot in each side was enough to slide it perfectly into position providing a nice amount of strength to the setup. Obviously this involves cutting the usual shock mount position to fit the U-channel but a spacer could be used if you wanted to reverse the mod (but why would you?!) Will test drive it tomorrow to see how it goes - the CVA shocks that did have Monster Beetle springs with the largest stiffener are now sprung with Clod Buster springs and no stiffeners at all - giving a similar feel "by hand".

Pictures....

Comparison with old setup

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@SteveU30: Hey Steve,

do you still have the pictures of the installation of the FX10 suspension kit? The photos of Photobucket are blurry and I can not really recognize anything. I would like to follow your approach to obstruct the FX10 suspension kit in my LB.

Thanks

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