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  1. stumpalump

    Honda 3.5

    Don sells them. http://www.donsbusbox.com/
  2. stumpalump

    Power steering

    No but since you guys are dwelling on the mere attention grabbing word you are starting to make me wonder.....
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    Power steering

    I knew that would get somebodies attention. Lol.
  4. stumpalump

    Power steering

    I just built my new car without power steering because it’s not needed on a light car unless your a pussy. The feel, resistance and control you have in slides and drifts is much better especially leading up to and around a bowl slide. Reducing the steering effort is the way to go on light cars. Ways to reduce that effort are by reducing the castor to as little as you can get away with. A normal sized steering wheel gives a lot more leverage than a small wheel. The steering wheel makes a big difference. Another big and best way to reduce steering effort it is to get rid of the common 1:1 gear ratio steering racks that are in 99.9 percent of cars. Go with a 1:1.2 ratio box that reduces effort another 20%. Call Bob at RBP and ask him for a box with the right ratio in it. All these things add up to almost effortless steering while retaining ALL the feel and control that makes dunes fun. Those boxes also make high speed runs less twitchy to steering input. http://www.rbpmfg.net/
  5. Lowest unemployment in 50 years and record high 401k stock market . I don’t care what people for or against call him. I call him a Rock Star!
  6. stumpalump

    Already at an impasse on my New to me car

    Fix what you have a run it is what I’d do. Go have fun and show the fancy cars that you don’t need shit to hual ass.
  7. stumpalump

    MEFI 4b

    Mine was $1000 as well but I brought in a new/used build with a barely running take out engine with mods. They installed and wired a mefi compatible knock sensor, fixed a non working supercharger bypass valve, and a bunch of little crap like relays I never knew had problems. Don’t let the 1000 fool you. They know sand cars and will tune it so you don’t blow it up. They said they everybody loved my car. WTF I paid 10k for the cobbled up junk? They said because all the race and sand cars they work on are worth 1/4 million plus and mine was a working mans car that the employees could afford. Even the manager drove it around their hood to test it. The did it right, it hauls ass and except for a bad injector over the years I have 5 long hard seasons on it. Take it there. They are straight up guys. It has a great reputation and was full of bad azz sand cars. I don’t know much about other shops but that place blew me away.
  8. stumpalump

    MEFI 4b

    This place did my supercharged mefi tune. They had to fix a few thing but updated me and were just great to work with. That was 5 years seasons ago and it still runs like new. I was told they were the best in Phoenix at the time. A very impressive operation. I’d recommend them in a heartbeat. https://automotivediagnosticspecialties.com/hp_customtuning.htm
  9. stumpalump

    Spring rate and/or shock valving question

    Do you guys mean lighter rebound damping when you say more free bleed? He has a single 2.5 fox.
  10. stumpalump

    King top out bumper/shock spacer

    It so cool how fully adjustable these shocks are. The internal spacer and bumper gave me a 25 degree max CV angle. It will go a little more if the rubber compresses but I’m going to strap it as well. That gave just enough axle free play and thats really what I was after. The car also hit the skid when bottomed out. Different problem so I added a jounce bumper previously but it still was too close to the ground. On the advise of Fodrills I made a spacer to go under the bottom out bump pads and now I have my frame/skid ground clearance just right. Spacers made from the caps off aluminum hydraulic cylinders and is why they have an oring left on them. Lol Now my skid is 4” off the deck that is until the tires squish but thats what you want. Fwiw I revalved the shocks as as well. I wanted to bring back a smidge of tightness back to the handling that I lost with the flutter shim and I wanted to slow compression a tad on the monster hits. The smallest or high speed shim was replaced with the next size stiffer for the big hits and the largest shim was replace with one size stiffer for the handling. So easy a cave man could do it.
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    Graphic Warning! Seat belt injury

    The same logic is applied to shoulder pads and suspension seats because of back injuries. That is why race cars use hard aluminum seats with a very thin pad. It is so the driver can’t move in a wreck. I guess us sand drivers did not get that memo. Lol
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    Graphic Warning! Seat belt injury

    I wear a Kevco Stubbs kidney belt. They keep your guts in place and save your back. Get the short one. My tall bunches up a little on the bottom of the seat back. The caption from the original pic: This happened back in February 2019 East of Dallas, Texas. My niece was trying to pass a semi in the slow lane. Either she clipped him or he clipped her (depends on which driver you talk to). This resulted in her spinning out and being t-boned by another semi. Her boyfriend was in passenger seat and had to be cut out. Both only suffered cuts and bruises. The picture of her injury was from her seatbelt.
  13. stumpalump

    King top out bumper/shock spacer

    Everything you taught me about shocks so far was spot on. Thanks. I thought of that but they hold up to a major pounding with a compound engineered to resist shock oil. I’m still going to use my straps but they stretch and this bumper will be more or less at the very last bit of stretch. Like a last resort before the axels are yanking on the C-clips. Heck if I can get a confirmation I may even try it without straps. Side by sides do not use straps and neither does Tatum at least on the front. IDK...
  14. stumpalump

    King top out bumper/shock spacer

    There is no way this has not been tried or thought of....The stock bottom out bumpers have a steel washer built in for strength and it fits absolutely perfect. Opinions? Yeah or Neigh?
  15. stumpalump

    King top out bumper/shock spacer

    Technically I need a 3/16” longer shock spacer in my 2.5 king coil over to keep the axle C-clips and CV’s happy. Thats the spacer inside the shock that controls the amount of droop. I was thinking of adding a stock king bottom out bumper inside the shock to use as an additional spacer with the benefits of being a top out bumper. Some shocks have a top out bumper so when the shock tops out at full droop it cushions that clunk. Good idea or bad and will it work?

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