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Old 04-02-2008, 05:36 PM
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HOT STUFF Isn't Flamez getting an S and I know Rally is getting Justacooper clubman. At any rate it will be a good comparison.
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Old 04-02-2008, 05:38 PM
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what about a custom sway or rework the mounts? a sway bar isnt exactly rocket science... having mounted rear sways on both my and my brother's trucks taught me a lot... like that they arent complicated.
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So is the old ride gone ? if so, whats the plan with the wheels ? they going on the new ride ?
Old ride isn't gone yet...but it will be going soon. I'm gonna test fit the wheels and see how they look. The new body style may not look very good with the 15's.....we'll see.
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yeah....with bags and no sways, what constitutes lateral stability? the shock overlap? or does the bag itself have something internal?

I know of a Subaru Outback running 10k/10k coilovers with no sways...the roll stiffness is 100% on the spring rates and damper. This gives it good on-road handling, and better articulation offroad (though travel is limited by the spring rate).
The spring rate is dependant on the air pressure in the bag which is obviously adjustable on the fly. I'm not sure about removing the sway, but I'd imagine that the spring rates and the damper adjustments would be the only things that would act on the lateral stability if I were to remove it.

I'm going with an FBSS setup with 8 valves (2 per corner) to avoid the front pair and the rear pair sharing the same air. With a 4 valve setup (people used to run it a lot), when you went into a corner, the air from the outside airbag would be pushed into the inside bag which just enhances bodyroll. This happened because they were being run off the same 2 valves. With each bag being set up on it's own set of valves, the air won't transfer from left to right side or front to back.
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so...will u have it bagged by dragon?
That's what I'm aiming for. We'll see if I can rock it. I feel weird driving at stock ride height and stock wheels
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sounds like a lot of work before the dragon... good luck!
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PIIIIMP! ...Rally, you're making me love the car a little more than i expected...
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I can't wait for this.
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Hey 'grats man, love to see blank canvases in the hands of an artist
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Rally, this is sounding like it will be a very cool clubman, cant wait for the photos!
when you pick it up from the dealers it'll be like driving a 4x4 compared to your current ride
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Gonna kick some major ass. Rally raising the bar again!!
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Gonna kick some major ass. Rally raising the bar again!!
Lowering the bar

The other plan which I'm still contemplating is what to do with the rear c-pillars cause I don't like the black or silver on brown. This car is gonna be my surf cruiser....and I've always loved the old retro look...so naturally I started thinking about going with wood like the old travellers. I'm gonna be shaving the rear reflectors...so it's gotta be painted some kind of color or wood anyways

The wood finishes offered by the hydro-film guys seems REALLY nice for 'fake' wood. What do you guys think?

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The possible finishes: http://coopergear.com/Site/Finishes.html

I could go light or go with a darker grain and make it a subtle accent on the rear

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when you geat them painted after shaving them, paint them body colour then wrap them in the darker wood effect, so you could go colour coded later on without much problems
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do it do it... i think their wood grain is a cost effective way to get a wood look without costing you a fortune. I think it looks pretty dang good myself. My only question is how does it hold up under UV.

That classic woody clubman with the board on the roof at amviv was epic. if you can pull that look off cleanly.... oh man. I don't even have words for that.

p.s. it will be very important to match the brown's in the wood to the brown on your car. You already know that but even being off by a little bit would drive you nuts. just something to think about. So I think either go exact match... or find a complimentary wood hue to the brown on your car.
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do it do it... i think their wood grain is a cost effective way to get a wood look without costing you a fortune. I think it looks pretty dang good myself. My only question is how does it hold up under UV.
I'm pretty sure it's completely UV safe as it is used on lots of exterior products. Once the grain is laid down, it's sprayed with a few good layers of clearcoat to really protect it from the elements.

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That classic woody clubman with the board on the roof at amviv was epic. if you can pull that look off cleanly.... oh man. I don't even have words for that.
Yah...when i first saw that thing, my jaw dropped. Beautiful car
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