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Cognito teryx build

i wanted to share my build with everyone, i have lots of pics and will keep posting them up as i have time. 2008 teryx

this build started at the suspension level, then the cage and accessories so i will try and keep it in order!

here are a couple pics of the proto type rear Cognito long travel suspension with 6.5" Fox piggyback RC2 shocks!






here is a rear comparison, stock vs Cognito LT kit

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here is the rear complete, and a closer shot of the front arms, just no color yet



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Question

I thought I asked this before.. Is this a +6 kit?

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I thought I asked this before.. Is this a +6 kit?

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this is +5", 14" travel front and rear
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Looking good!

Quick question, was there a specific reason why you chose to do a boxed upper arm and a tubular lower arm?

I am not a suspension guru, so I thought maybe there is a specific reason (other than just for looks)

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Looking good!

Quick question, was there a specific reason why you chose to do a boxed upper arm and a tubular lower arm?

I am not a suspension guru, so I thought maybe there is a specific reason (other than just for looks)

Nice job!
i call the arm that carries the shock, the load arm. The load arm is taking most of the abuse, since it is working to control wheel position and suspension loads. It is more efficient (strength/weight ratio) to build the load arm from sheet metal (when built properly).

The other arm i call the carrier arm. The carrier arm is there mainly to control wheel position. So the carrier arm doesnt have to be as strong in the vertical bending direction, therefore we build that arm lighter duty to help keep costs and weight down.

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next up, cage work. i had to get a friends help since i had no time to work on it and get it to SEMA on time. i bent up the Main rails, built the rear bumper and then took the whole mess over to Ironworks Speed and Kustom to have them finish it. we first dropped the seats 2.1/2 inches, and widened them 2". Then we had to widen the rear cage bung to clear the seats.







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progress pics on cage build, then pulled cage off to finish welding and build fuel cell mounts









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You are building a very nice rex so far. What are you Lt kits going to run? Maybe we could do a package deal I need to lift my dually and my rex need long travel lol. Keep up the progress pics can't wait to see it done.

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You are building a very nice rex so far. What are you Lt kits going to run? Maybe we could do a package deal I need to lift my dually and my rex need long travel lol. Keep up the progress pics can't wait to see it done.
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