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Old 07-30-2013, 04:51 PM   #31 (permalink)
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It would definetly begin to pulsate, but with them going 65ish, and me going 60 in the opposite direction we would get close a mile appart by the time it would smooth out.

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Old 07-30-2013, 05:14 PM   #32 (permalink)
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It would definetly begin to pulsate, but with them going 65ish, and me going 60 in the opposite direction we would get close a mile appart by the time it would smooth out.
Over at the full-boat-tail trailer thread there is a table showing buses and cars drafting and you can see the effect between them at really large separation distances going in the same direction.The distance gives an indication of how far way the air remains disturbed.
This sort of thing is good for geese flying in formation.
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Old 11-01-2013, 01:48 PM   #33 (permalink)
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It didn't last long before something else broke... rear ring gear on the AMC20 started spitting teeth because of a loose bolt.

Its almost fixed, installing front and rear Dana 44's with 4.56 gears 5th gear at 75 should turn 2500 rpm on the future planned 35" tires. Previously with the 3.54 gears on 31" tires I couldn't hardly use 5th gear.
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We also put on a tarp as a shade the day it broke, at 40 mph the tarp wasn't slapping or being pulled off so I think the shape works pretty good, at least with the windshield still off.
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Well an update on Ugly, Shortly after we did the tarp shade we blew the rear end out, didn't even make it to the trail. So as is often said when something brakes, its an opportunity for an upgrade.

Dana 44's front and rear (donated from a late 80's Waggoner) with selectable lockers
4.56:1 gears (2500 rpm at 75 with 35" tall tires) Only have 31"'s right now.
New bearings/seals all around.


At the very least I will be able to use 5th gear again.
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Old 03-29-2014, 11:52 PM   #36 (permalink)
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Well its back on (or off) the road again, wound up putting a rear axle out of a Honda Passport, it fit better and came with disk brakes. I wont be able to go fast enough for the freeway with the new gears, until I get the bigger tires.

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