Friday, May 10, 2019
Orion is Almost Finished!
My friend Georg Esterer, owner of Valley Hybrids and Cruiser Brothers sent me a pic of my Orion almost complete.
He reports that my axle assemblies are complete RCV shafts up front, mini truck outers with Aisin hubs, 4-wheel disc brakes, ARB lockers front and rear w/410 gears. My H41 transmission is also complete. All said and done my crawl ratio will be 82.2:1. Not bad when compared to stock ratio of 57.5:1. I should be able to creepy crawl up and down the trails at idle without any issue. I hope to bring all this kit home by 6/15.
Been waiting a while for these and upon initial inspection, well worth the wait. Can't wait to start assembly.
- 4" lift springs
- "Expedition" dual coil packs - primary springs rated for unloaded top off weight, while secondary springs are rated for fully loaded/top on weight. This provides ideal ride and handling characteristics under either condition.
- Center Pins pushed out (fwd in front/back in rear) 2" to increase wheelbase, improve approach/departure angle, and improve steering geometry.
- Rear springs are four inches longer than stock to increase wheel travel and improve ride comfort.
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