Alaska 4x4 Network

Go Back   Alaska 4x4 Network > Alaska 4x4 Network Forums > Special Interest > Grant-o-vations

Grant-o-vations Building something crazy? Trying something totally out of the box? Post it here. Lets see what all those wacky minds are doing out there. These posts should be somewhat technical in nature, but dont necessarily have to be 4x4 related.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-29-2013, 01:53 PM   #1
Logjam
Superchic
 
Logjam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2036
Posts: 3,443
Logjam has disabled reputation
Default 6x4 suspension

I'm thinking about stretching an extended van from 11 feet to 14 feet, fabbing a box body, and adding a tag axle behind the drive axle. This is to make it long enough to park a ranger crew inside of it.

I'm thinking about a walking beam from the sprung drive axle to an trailer spindle with an airbag.

The only thing I can't figure out how to do is equally share the load. Maybe it would just be trial and error with the pressure?
__________________
Bobby after seeing pictures of "the tires"
Quote:
Originally Posted by Longfield
After seeing these tires I think that the 30 splines would get scared and go limp and not go in the housing! I think these tires have rockwells writen all over them!


www.brokenyoke.com
Logjam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2013, 02:35 PM   #2
chris112lee
Registered Member
 
chris112lee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Anchorage
Posts: 3,500
chris112lee is on a distinguished road
Default Re: 6x4 suspension

A walking beam would automatically share the load
__________________
I dont wheel anymore. I think about it. I dream about. And I'm still awesome at it
chris112lee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2013, 03:49 PM   #3
Logjam
Superchic
 
Logjam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2036
Posts: 3,443
Logjam has disabled reputation
Default Re: 6x4 suspension

It would, but a walking beam with one end sprung to the frame would limit the up travel to the compression air bagged axle.

I guess if it was setup right, then it would appear to the van as if it had an airbag. without the tag axle. I think I need to find an airbag that would allow the van to hit the bump stop if it were on the drive axle...

I'm trying to keep complexity and cost to a minimum.

Do air bag springs need limit straps for extension?

Here is what I've been thinking in the attached picture:
Attached Images
 
__________________
Bobby after seeing pictures of "the tires"
Quote:
Originally Posted by Longfield
After seeing these tires I think that the 30 splines would get scared and go limp and not go in the housing! I think these tires have rockwells writen all over them!


www.brokenyoke.com
Logjam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2013, 03:53 PM   #4
Logjam
Superchic
 
Logjam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2036
Posts: 3,443
Logjam has disabled reputation
Default Re: 6x4 suspension

Top view with bushings connecting 2 links to a trailer stub. The links will locate the stubs and control wrap.
Attached Images
 
__________________
Bobby after seeing pictures of "the tires"
Quote:
Originally Posted by Longfield
After seeing these tires I think that the 30 splines would get scared and go limp and not go in the housing! I think these tires have rockwells writen all over them!


www.brokenyoke.com
Logjam is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -9. The time now is 04:48 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright Alaska 4x4 Network