Ardent Fabrication Autocross Truck

Discussion in 'Lowered and Bagged Suspension' started by ArdentFab, Mar 6, 2019.

  1. arrg

    arrg I'm Awesome

    Messages:
    295
    Likes Received:
    179
    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2015
    Location:
    Omaha, NE
    Yeah, there are a few guys out there running huge amounts of turbocharged LS power through them too. Must be a lot stronger than their rating.
     
    1ton-o-fun and ArdentFab like this.
  2. ArdentFab

    ArdentFab Ardent Fabrication

    Messages:
    140
    Likes Received:
    160
    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2017
    Location:
    Texas
    Availability and cost.

    I've read from multiple sources theyre good for about 500HP and I havent had any issues with mine and really like it. It's a good alternative to T56. I'm in it less than half the typical cost of a used T56 that needs a rebuild.

    Much appreciated man, with the right parts these trucks will turn.

    Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
     
    1ton-o-fun and FastFreddy like this.
  3. ArdentFab

    ArdentFab Ardent Fabrication

    Messages:
    140
    Likes Received:
    160
    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2017
    Location:
    Texas
    Yea, I got mine from LKQ for $315 with like a 3 month/3,000 mile replacement warranty. Can't complain about that!

    You could find them cheaper through private sellers on Craigslist or Facebook market place.

    Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
     
    1ton-o-fun likes this.
  4. ArdentFab

    ArdentFab Ardent Fabrication

    Messages:
    140
    Likes Received:
    160
    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2017
    Location:
    Texas
    I used a pre-'95 clutch pedal assembly, typically found in the V6 worktrucks or other RCSB.

    I think I moved the transmission crossmember forward like 2"-3", can't recall exactly ATM. Just scoot it forward and drill new holes. I even reused the polyurethane transmission mount that I had on the original 700R4.

    Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
     
    1ton-o-fun likes this.
  5. ArdentFab

    ArdentFab Ardent Fabrication

    Messages:
    140
    Likes Received:
    160
    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2017
    Location:
    Texas
    Been a while since I've been here but here's an update!

    ---

    Ardent Fabrication's Autocross OBS Truck Three-link with a Panhard Bar!
    .
    This rear suspension set-up will allow me to tune in some anti-squat and roll-steer to really get some grip off the line and around the corners where it counts the most.
    .
    The offset single upper control arm is intentional as it will help with any torque steer of the rear axle as well as packaging underneath the truck bed with out having to modify the floor, just a cross brace underneath.
    .
    The double adjustable, digressive piston, Viking Warrior shocks will further help fine tune the suspension and paired with the right springs, the truck feels so much more modern.
    .
    Multiple suspension points available for adjustments allow for changes in very fine increments of the instant center which in turn affects anti-squat and roll-steer mentioned before.
    .
    Future kit will be mostly bolt-on with the exception of welding the brackets for the axle itself. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
     
    TexasLS1, Aparke4, Stumpy and 6 others like this.
  6. Erik the Awful

    Erik the Awful Supporting Member

    Messages:
    1,504
    Likes Received:
    2,352
    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2019
    Location:
    Choctaw, OK
    That's pretty wicked. Well done.
     
    ArdentFab and 1ton-o-fun like this.
  7. Supercharged111

    Supercharged111 I'm Awesome

    Age:
    38
    Messages:
    6,634
    Likes Received:
    4,469
    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2015
    Nice work. You know what they say about adjustable stuff though: if there are 6 settings available, that means 5 of them are wrong. :Big Laugh:
     
    letitsnow and 1ton-o-fun like this.
  8. ArdentFab

    ArdentFab Ardent Fabrication

    Messages:
    140
    Likes Received:
    160
    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2017
    Location:
    Texas
    Hahaha never heard that before but I like it!

    That also means I just gotta figure out which ones are wrong :Big Laugh:
     
    Aparke4, Stumpy and 1ton-o-fun like this.
  9. TexasLS1

    TexasLS1 Newbie

    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    6
    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2020
    Location:
    Austin, TX
    Awesome!! I like it!
     
    1ton-o-fun likes this.
  10. BOOT

    BOOT OBS Enthusiast

    Messages:
    62
    Likes Received:
    48
    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2020
    Location:
    Michigan
    You want the lower bars LCA inline, I'd say level but depends if the truck has rake.

    I don't like how it's set up to pull back when the diff twist instead of up like a torque arm, just seems like a waste of potential work.
     
    1ton-o-fun likes this.

Share This Page