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Old 09-18-2007, 04:08 AM   #1
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Default My suspension setup

After trying a few different suspension configs This is what I have settled with. Mounting the shocks on the rails as per the stretch kit didn't really work for me (way too soft even with the pre-load cranked way up) so I decided to make up some shock towers so that the shocks are more upright without increasing the angle of the links to much. Feels so much better now I think it will work quite well.

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Old 09-18-2007, 07:31 AM   #2
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looks good, I am having the same problem.
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Old 09-20-2007, 12:00 AM   #3
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I believe I am having the same problem as well. Wish I had access to my high school metal shop
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Old 10-11-2007, 12:32 AM   #4
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hey fetish can you tell me wat the measurements are on your shock towers plz....
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Old 10-15-2007, 05:31 PM   #5
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Sorry but I dont have it in front of me to take any measurements but have since re-located the shock mounting point approx half way down on the 45 degree angle on the shock towers.

What I did to measure how high the shock towers needed to be was to remove the shocks from the upper mounting position and let the axel compress as far as it will go (until the upper links are touching the radio plate) I then pushed down on the shock all the way down and made a note of the distance between the top of the shock and the chassis rail. This is the height required for the shock tower.

This method allows the full stroke of the shock to be utilised as opposed to just a portion of it as was the case with the stock mounting position and as the full stroke is now available the shocks are more progressive and much firmer reducing torque twist.

Really happy with it now.
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