Adjustable Rear Suspension

ATMironov

Active Member
I finished the first design last night and made dxf files. Adam is sending them to the laser cutting shop today.

We are also sending dxf files for a new front suspension design to be tested.

I will post more about it after we test the prototypes.
@Lonny I'm curious if you guys have made much progress with this. Hoping they might be ready about the time frame #280 is shipping. :p
 

TheNuker

Goblin Guru
Every man hour we can dust off and put to use is going to producing kits for a while. I have a feeling it will be August or September before I get back to that project.
You know if you would switch to Chinese hours, I hear they work 30 per day! Think of all the extra cycles hahahaha

Nuker-
 

Desert Sasqwatch

Goblin Guru
Posted 10 hours ago regarding the cradle. No photos though
Ok, very cryptic. Is this a cradle for the Goblin or ??? Dyemond Fab is a Facebook linked site when searched on the web. A little more background info for the rest of the forum would be helpful to understand what is only being hinted by your post.
 

r3drckt

Well-Known Member
Ok, very cryptic. Is this a cradle for the Goblin or ??? Dyemond Fab is a Facebook linked site when searched on the web. A little more background info for the rest of the forum would be helpful to understand what is only being hinted by your post.
Yes sorry. They don’t have any photos of the craddle prototype. First post they did about it in November just said they were going to work on one and had a picture of the cobalt craddle with a control arm on it.
 

r3drckt

Well-Known Member
It’s literally a few months old for the project. Doubt it’ll be out anytime soon. MAYBE end of the year but doubt it
 

Ross

Goblin Guru
A custom cradle with new mounts for a double rear A arm suspension... now you got me thinking.
 

Desert Sasqwatch

Goblin Guru
I take it this is a Cobalt cradle that will have a different lower control arm (a-arm?), will it still use a coil strut with the Chevy hub uprights? Sounds like it could be an interesting alternative to the hydroformed subframe from the factory. If you happen to come across anymore info or photos, please post them. :D
 

r3drckt

Well-Known Member
I take it this is a Cobalt cradle that will have a different lower control arm (a-arm?), will it still use a coil strut with the Chevy hub uprights? Sounds like it could be an interesting alternative to the hydroformed subframe from the factory. If you happen to come across anymore info or photos, please post them. :D
The one Dyemond is making is just to replace the factory craddle so will use the same suspension setup as stock (same control arms, struts, etc.) they’re just making it for weight savings I guess
 

Desert Sasqwatch

Goblin Guru
A custom cradle with new mounts for a double rear A arm suspension... now you got me thinking.
Ross, Dale E and I have been communicating for quite a while now about a possible tube subframe with upper/lower control arms and coil over shocks. We have exchanged a lot of ideas and have rationalized the potential improvement in rear suspension geometry and handling improvement that could be achieved. If not for my necessity to prioritize working on my home to prepare it for sale and then get a new home decorated to the satisfaction of my wife, I would be prototyping some of these ideas. Dale has been doing some prototyping on his own and has at least one installed by a builder.
 
Ross, Dale E and I have been communicating for quite a while now about a possible tube subframe with upper/lower control arms and coil over shocks. We have exchanged a lot of ideas and have rationalized the potential improvement in rear suspension geometry and handling improvement that could be achieved. If not for my necessity to prioritize working on my home to prepare it for sale and then get a new home decorated to the satisfaction of my wife, I would be prototyping some of these ideas. Dale has been doing some prototyping on his own and has at least one installed by a builder.
WATCHING. :eek:
 

Ross

Goblin Guru
Cool. Dale E seems like the right guy for that. If you have plans, I could see fabricating up a prototype.
 
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