Nevermind...The more I drink...er....think about it, the dumber 3/4 eliptical sounds for a truck to jump with. And here's why;
1) The pinion angles would rotate about 6 degrees I'm guessing, just due to the suspension travel, with a fixed fulcrum, which means it would eat u-joints like twinkies.
2) The front end would wander left to right. Any time it moved left, the steering would point the tires to the right, and vise versa, which at speed would make the truck so squirrely that I'd probably chrash and die.
3) Just the drop in the suspension would cause bump steer during a jump which means that I'd never know which way my tires are pointing when you hit the ground, so I'd probably crash and die.
4) I could fix #2 and #3 by adding a drag link the same length as the steering draglink and same drop angle as the steering draglink from the frame to the axle, but during a jump, this would pull the axle to the left, meaning it wouldn't land on center, and when the suspension compressed it would pull the truck to the left too, or it'd push the axle back to thr right, creating a slightly less, but still fully likely chance that I'd crash and die.
Oh, well. I'll think of something else really cheap and dumb to do.
[ October 02, 2003, 10:00 PM: Message edited by: Wago Thing ]
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