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post #1 of 73 (permalink) Old 08-23-2014, 02:53 PM Thread Starter
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Speaking of negative camber.......

Lost mine today! Gained a little lift out of it too, about a 1/2. Used 1-inch solid-bar, 3-inches long (x4). 3/8 spacing did the trick. Cage-chop is next.










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Good work, with the shocks mounted on the lower a arm there should be no worry of any issues. The upper arm carries very little load.

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Look forward to seeing the chop, don't think I've seen a chopped T2 yet.

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Let's see a close-up of the finished weld. Also, tell us about any differences you feel in handling. Thanks for blazing a trail!!
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Let's see a close-up of the finished weld. Also, tell us about any differences you feel in handling. Thanks for blazing a trail!!
Welds are finished and painted and the arms are back on machine. Sorry, I'm not the best at documenting stuff once I'm on a roll. The machine actually rides and turns better. Not near as much tire-scrub on hard-surfaces and does not seem to push as much either. It actually rolls/coasts better too. And above all..........doesn't look as stupid anymore!
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So you just cut added dowels spacers all at 3/8" and filled in with weld?


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So you just cut added dowels spacers all at 3/8" and filled in with weld?
Correct. Filled and then finish-grind/sand.

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WHAT YOUR thoughts how will it affect warrinty

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This is what I did with mine, its been almost a year and haven't had a problem with the handling at all I think it is also better then before.
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Off topic, but what size are your bear claws? How do you like them?
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WHAT YOUR thoughts how will it affect warrinty
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I personally guess it would depend on the dealer really. A trained-eye would have to spot mine. Both upper-arms new aren't but 167.00. Keep two spares to slap on if it's a bother.

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This is what I did with mine, its been almost a year and haven't had a problem with the handling at all I think it is also better then before.
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njc- I actually ordered heims to do it that way, but decided against it. And your right, it does handle better.

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Off topic, but what size are your bear claws? How do you like them?
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So we did this to teamkawie t4 and IMO 3/8 was to much. His ride now has positive camber.



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So we did this to teamkawie t4 and IMO 3/8 was to much. His ride now has positive camber.

Did u just set it down or did u roll it back and forth to settle the suspension?


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I might have to this since no one wants to build a mid travel kit for the T4.


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Did u just set it down or did u roll it back and forth to settle the suspension?
Yes the suspension was settled.


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Don't know D.I. 3/8 left about a degree, maybe 2 degrees of negative on mine without any spacers. With 2-inch spacers is has zero.

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Don't know D.I. 3/8 left about a degree, maybe 2 degrees of negative on mine without any spacers. With 2-inch spacers is has zero.
Interesting, I checked part numbers on arms wondering if maybe they made a slight change but they did not. I know we where 3/8" on the money with the way we fixtured them with some 3/8 billet aluminum. We are about 1/8 over.

I'm curious to feedback from others that have done this.


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I correct my statement after reading it....It left about 2-degrees of POSITIVE before the spacers.

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I correct my statement after reading it....It left about 2-degrees of POSITIVE before the spacers.
Thanks. That's interesting wheel spacers have an impact. Thinking about the geometry in my mind I'm not seeing why they would.


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Thanks. That's interesting wheel spacers have an impact. Thinking about the geometry in my mind I'm not seeing why they would.


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Never mind I didn't think about the camber built into the upright. I bet your correct with a wheel spacer it would likely correct the now positive camber.


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When Lance came to pick up his ride tonight we took a closer look at the hub and upright and measured it with an angle finder. I'm back to my original thought that the wheel spacers wouldn't change camber. We are 1.5* positive and a 2" wheel spacer would just move that 1.5* hub angle out 2" but won't change the angle.


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ridepate,I am going to lengthen my rear upper a arms to get rid of the rear camber.I am also going to install the Bandit shocks and was wondering if you still recommend adding 3/8 " to a arms. I don't plan to use wheel spacers or a lift kit. Also can you tell what paint you used ? 2014 T2 800 LE..Thanks
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