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...and this is what I learned.

Cool:

Massive 3 point rear suspension parts
Inch, maybe inch and half thick drive shafts between CV joints
rediculous 5 inch aluminum driveline (hollow I'm sure, but cool to look at if you polished it)
Stock exhaust seems simple and functional.
Didn't know Full size spare also includes a matching wheel(great for full rotations 5 tires instead of 4)
Rear AC plumbing is well protected
Auto level (left rear linkage)electronics appear to be adjustable for those wanting to lower or raise. (just an assumption not scientific)

Not Cool:

Seems like many of the connectors and sensors would be healily exposed to water more than about 12 inches deep. Not a big factor to most but should you think about driving around in the next Hurricane it could be an issue.

Lateral balance with the driver and the 28 gal.fuel cell on the same side seems like a design faux paux but I'm no engineer.

Note: I'm not a mechanic by any means just messing around on my day off. Be gentle with comments please. :D
 

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casinojames said:
...and this is what I learned.
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Didn't know Full size spare also includes a matching wheel(great for full rotations 5 tires instead of 4)
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I agree it's nice having a matching wheel for a 5 wheel rotation but the problem is it doesn't have a low air pressure sensor in it.
 

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Hey Casino, did you notice that the rear suspension layout seems like a natural candidate for future rear wheel steering? It seemed that way to me.
 

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Cillyone said:
Hey Casino, did you notice that the rear suspension layout seems like a natural candidate for future rear wheel steering? It seemed that way to me.
Hadn't thought of that but the IRS sure makes it a realistic idea. Unfortunately it seems that one of those trustly links would have to go away to allow the rear wheels to yaw. I think it would work if they moved the air shock inside of the coil spring and beefed up the arms a little. :confused:

Yeah baby first post as an Enthusiast!!!! :2cool: :2cool: :2cool:
 

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casinojames said:
...and this is what I learned.

Cool:

Massive 3 point rear suspension parts
Inch, maybe inch and half thick drive shafts between CV joints
rediculous 5 inch aluminum driveline (hollow I'm sure, but cool to look at if you polished it)
Stock exhaust seems simple and functional.
Didn't know Full size spare also includes a matching wheel(great for full rotations 5 tires instead of 4)
Rear AC plumbing is well protected
Auto level (left rear linkage)electronics appear to be adjustable for those wanting to lower or raise. (just an assumption not scientific)

Not Cool:

Seems like many of the connectors and sensors would be healily exposed to water more than about 12 inches deep. Not a big factor to most but should you think about driving around in the next Hurricane it could be an issue.

Lateral balance with the driver and the 28 gal.fuel cell on the same side seems like a design faux paux but I'm no engineer.

Note: I'm not a mechanic by any means just messing around on my day off. Be gentle with comments please. :D
Down there poking around last summer when I changed rear diff fluid. Fairly impressed by the beefiness of it. Thinking I may stay with 18" tires as I know as soon as I don't (eg go with 20's) I'll want to turn left where there is no road ( once I ditch these cheesy tires and get some serious tread). Despite the best efforts of the greenies there are still unpaved roads that are open up here.

Post Script - Been testing the torque limits of that drive train.
 
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