Trial's rigs to get to the event

Discussion in 'Trials' started by mung, Nov 28, 2017.

  1. b76

    b76 Need more adventures

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  2. Huzband

    Huzband Team Dirt

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    It's a very popular product in the hot-rod community. Great for sound deadening as well as insulation.
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  3. b76

    b76 Need more adventures

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    The Transit van has 6-36sq ft boxes of 80mil sound deader.
    That was heavy
  4. Yinzer Moto

    Yinzer Moto Sloppy 300 rider Supporter

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    A rubber cargo floor mat does a pretty good job at deadening sounds.
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  5. Ymirtrials

    Ymirtrials Long timer Supporter

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    Already have the rubber mats, I think that Dynamat stuff looks a bit too Gucci for us.....
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  6. Yinzer Moto

    Yinzer Moto Sloppy 300 rider Supporter

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    In our Transit, we have Thinsulate in the walls and a rubber floor mat. It is quieter than a car. I am sure it could be even quieter but diminishing returns and all.
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  7. b76

    b76 Need more adventures

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    The sl600 thinsulate is amazing especially when used with dynomat.
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  8. Yokomo

    Yokomo Dirt Rider

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    Dynamat has been out for many years. Use to use it when I'd put stereo systems in vehicles. There are other cheaper brands now. It is basically asphalt tar paper with a sticky backing.
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  9. Ymirtrials

    Ymirtrials Long timer Supporter

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    Got the birch panelling finished, now for the fun part....welding stuff!!! 1F66AF9A-C13C-4691-9218-1571325A8385.jpeg
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  10. Brewtus

    Brewtus Buffoonery, Inc.

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    NOT a van build.... :D

    Noticed a knocking sound in the front of the dually a little over a month ago. As @Sting32 would say, the grease mites had gotten into the driver's side front axle U-joint -

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    The beancounter-pleasing, throwaway unit bearings were pretty unhappy as well. Driver's side bearing was in the throes of seizing, passenger side was merely noisy and crunchy. Replace with new compromise bearings and good U-joints?

    Well that really isn't Brewtus economics. :lol3

    New Dana U-joints, and a Dynatrac free-spin front hub kit, along with new dually adapters from Arrowcraft (the OE adapters are too small for the Dynatrac hubs), topped off with a set of Warn lockout hubs to the rescue. With the Dynatrac hub kit, the front axles, differential, front driveshaft and transfer output shaft aren't spinning all the damn time like they do with the cheapass unit bearings. Lotsa work, but I plan on having this truck a good long time.

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    Done just in time to not go to an event cancelled near me! :lol3

    Okay, back to van builds. :thumb
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  11. Huzband

    Huzband Team Dirt

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    I installed new Bilsteins all the way around & had new shoes put on the truck last weekend. Rides & handles like it should again. As always, you don't realize how shot your suspension is till you replace it. But for 106k it wasn't terribly bad, just a little 70's Caddie floaty. :lol3
  12. Brewtus

    Brewtus Buffoonery, Inc.

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    "Caddie floaty" :jack

    The dually needs new dampers as well (OE shocks should last 180,000 miles, right? :rolleyes). Bilstiens were the first choice, until I saw the price tag. Yeah I know, after my last post price shouldn't come into play but.... :uhoh
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  13. Huzband

    Huzband Team Dirt

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    Yeah, Monroe's & the like we're close to half the price. But I've been jonsen' for a set of Bilsteins since the seventies, so I figured at this point in my life I deserved the best. I don't regert my decision. :D
  14. Huzband

    Huzband Team Dirt

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    I will add this. it's not like I'm hauling a 4RT or some such sled.



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  15. Yinzer Moto

    Yinzer Moto Sloppy 300 rider Supporter

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    I put them on my work van, I regret my decision, they corner well but the damping is stiff, a lot more stuff is getting thrown off the shelves.
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  16. Brewtus

    Brewtus Buffoonery, Inc.

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    THAAATaaboy, keep pokin' the bear. No really, keep pokin'.... :eek7


    I SWEAR I need better friends.... :rolleyes
  17. Huzband

    Huzband Team Dirt

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    I like stiff. I can drive it like I mean it. But it's a truck, not a van, so I get your meaning.
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  18. Huzband

    Huzband Team Dirt

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    :lol3

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  19. Yinzer Moto

    Yinzer Moto Sloppy 300 rider Supporter

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    The van does have better braking and acceleration on our bumpy roads as the tires are staying in contact with the ground more. I would not recommend the shocks to someone with a vehicle where they have shelving in the back.
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  20. Huzband

    Huzband Team Dirt

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    I totally get that, & agree. I'm a little surprised at the difference in damping, but for my application I like it.
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