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Discussion in 'Ford Raptor Build-Up Forum' started by Clockton, Jan 16, 2018.

  1. cwylie

    cwylie Full Access Member

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    Would it be possible to build one where a single tire could be laid down or two of them could be mounted standing up?
     
  2. PlainJane

    PlainJane AKA Knot Now

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    You are behind the times son.

    That was true with non pressured shocks.
    Todays shocks are closer to motorcycle forks, but more adjustable.
     
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    Not even close. Motorcycles have springs inside the forks to control ride height.

    A Presurized shock does not change spring rate.
     
  4. zombiekiller

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    If you set pressurized shocks at a psi that would aid in suspending the vehicle, the ride would be absolutely Awful. no one that actually used the truck as designed would do that.

    shocks control the suspension travel. Springs suspend the body over the frame.
     
  5. PlainJane

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    The internet is your friend, you might try using it to become current.
    Air forks have been used on Motor cross bikes for the last 10 years.
    The pressurized shock does add to the spring rate. Have you tried to compress a charged shock.
    Its not in the magnitude of the springs.
     
  6. zombiekiller

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    on a truck, standing still, in particular with the rebound cranked, the shocks would most likely have a static ride height impact, as they are creating force between sprung and unsprung weight.

    However, once the truck is in motion, the shocks do nothing to impact the natural resting height of the spring. The shocks simply control the motion of the sprung weight.

    This is physics 101.
     
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    We agree, there can be a static height effect. That was the question.

     
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    And they are going back to springs. Air forks suck!
     
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    Great truck thanks for sharing.
     
  10. Trick.Raptor

    Trick.Raptor The Cracker Raptor

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    All I know is I had this damn beast chasing me down all weekend long and every time I thought I got a break it appeared in my rear view mirror!

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    My only defense was creating as much dust as I can to slow it down!


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