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Old 03-15-2012, 10:10 AM
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Apache c1- the Quick fix and test run of adjusted suspension

APACHE C1 – How to fix “BONE Issue” and bash with the new suspension set-up

As requested here is a video of what the “POPPED DOG BONE” problem is and how to fix it. It appears that the bone on the Front-Drivers side is a hair short so the factory settings will cause the bone to pop.

Until the manufacture provides the right size bone, here was my solution that, so far, has slightly altered (in my opinion) the stock feel to the car…

The FREE fix is to adjust your suspension. As you can see in this video it seems to be working well on all terrains.  On my car I moved the pivot point locations for the front shocks. On Both the top and bottom shock mounting locations I moved the shock to the point closest to the tire.  I also adjusted the springs so it would be a little softer by backing off on the adjustment screw about 4 turns. In addition to altering the suspension geometry I also adjusted the droop screw to prevent the dog-bone from going outside the cup. This adjustment cuts down on some downward wheel travel but I rather have that then a car that pops the axle at nearly every bump or jump. This will also adjust your camber angle at the tire enough that side bite occurs less letting you slide/ drift the turn a little versus hard gripping then rolling the car.

 

FYI: not mentioned in video:

On rear suspension I have also moved the shock location inward (towards Body) so to lift the back of the car  a little for less squat giving the truck a “level” ride while accelerating better equalizing the traction to the 4 wheels. In addition, this adjustment will alter the camber on the rear tires again helping you to bite less and limit rollovers on sharp turns.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cGGgt...=1&safe=active

 
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So..just the driver side bone is short? The one on the other side is longer?
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So..just the driver side bone is short? The one on the other side is longer?
Unsure I will need to check... I know the ones in the back seem longer...
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Old 03-18-2012, 01:37 PM
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FYI - lots of follow-up info in video comments section
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Here are some more vids showing it running with some additional adjustments.

Video 2 is a super slow motion vid that I used less than 5 seconds of the "park video" to create this nearly 3 min vid ... very cool action shots of drift, Jump and Crash...


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