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Modified 8081 will full independent suspension.
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Introduction:



After taking a break from lego for several years, i found myself living close to a Lego store for the first time. As a moving present i brought myself this model. The last lego model i had purchased was the 1992 off roader.

After building the model i was impressed with the body detailing and some of the new parts (new short wishbones, beveled differential) but i was disappointed with the suspension the model used. Out front there was only a single shock between both wheels, and out back it had a solid axel. I decided to try and improve the model using pieces form the off roader (8466).

I set out to improve the front and rear suspension (fully independent, with rear drive), while keeping as close as possible to the original models dimensions.



Good points:



Iím very happy with the front end, i was able to extend what was there with only a change of a few parts and a new steering rack. I also like how the shocks are connected to the engine support separate to the body. This setup has little flex which improves the suspension performance.



Issues:



The back end of the off roader is way to wide. The 6.5 hole wishbones combined with a central diff are much wider than the original body. This makes the model look a little odd and out of scale. I am considering extending the wheel archs outwards to see if this will compensate. I have some 6 hole wishbones (from set 8070) so i will rebuild the backend slightly narrower soon.














Comments

  April 12, 2012
Take a look at some of my modifications to see if you you can narrow the rear axle a bit. http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=495064
 
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