With the lock pin removed the T-bars push on each other instead of the frame.MOUNTAINEERISUZU1 wrote:I guess I dont understand exactly what is going on here. Are the bars actually moving? Can you try to explain what is going on a little more. some pictures of it in action meaning while its flexed and at stock location would help. that flex on that vx looks awesome. us rack and pinion guys would have to work something out but I think that is pretty easy in retrospect.
BigMeatVX wrote: SUPER FLEXY IFS KIT
BigMeatVX wrote:Yes, I wheel the VX VERY hard...quite often...
BigMeatVX wrote:The securement pin diameter is 1/2"...I guess it does look kinda skinny next to the other beefy parts. The steel is 3/4" thick.
The torsion bar keys (spline dia./count) are slighty different from year to year and for certain isuzu models...But, I have them in stock...It SHOULD fit a Gen 1 Trooper...I will verify this for sure, soon. Some Rodeos have a removeable drop out crossmember, however the overall torsion bar design is the same...
psguardian....thanks for the detailed explaination...very helpfull.
As far as the durability, I have had it installed on my Daliy driver for almost for over 5 months(with the pin removed)....I have jumped, bottomed out, bounced, cornered on two wheels with this kit installed...with ZERO issues...
There are greasable zerk fittings at all the wear points on the kit...And there is no movement or wear while the PIN is installed (on road use)
It takes between 1-3 hrs to install, depending on your tools, skills, and how rusty/dirty the underside of your isuzu is.
NO DRILLING REQUIRED.
Cost is $299 + shipping...About 35 lbs. or approx $48 for UPS in USA
Yes, I wheel the VX VERY hard...quite often...
nfpgasmask wrote: I think it looks like a robot penis, but then again, I have a sick mind.
What is your patent number?BigMeatVX wrote:I have designed, fabricated, tested and patented a new set of parts that allow IFS to articulate in ways that were not possible before.....
dman4486 wrote:couple of questions:
will this kit work on the gen 1.5 passodeos?(wide track)
is it recommended to use something "load balancing" with the stock rate torsion tubes or would you go to the High rate tubes?
Running on the assumption that this fits 1st Gen Troopers (need confirmation on this), If/when you find a resolution to our CV issue, all we would need is to set diff drop to put pumpkin @ dead center of new CV/control arm travel and install this. For added fun do the sway bar mod that puts a lock pin in the middle of it, pull two pins and the only limiters would be the pump stops.RamAirZ wrote:.....PSguardian, the only thing I can think of that a solid axle would have over this setup would be total flex, we are limited by our control arms bottoming out on full droop that and the CV angles would limit us (for now until we get some better ones or a long travel IFS kit set-up).....