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Old 04-19-2017, 02:41 PM   #651
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Forgot to post this up as well
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Old 04-19-2017, 02:52 PM   #652
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Should work, that is full droop correct? Not a lot of travel at ride height I would imagine.
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Old 04-19-2017, 03:08 PM   #653
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That's full droop, it has 250 springs for now, we will see how that feels
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Old 04-19-2017, 05:19 PM   #654
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Old 04-19-2017, 06:34 PM   #655
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What size plate did you use for the bottom mount? I like the bolt being in double sheer like the top mount. Appears beefy "enough"- just curious. Thanks
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Old 04-19-2017, 10:49 PM   #656
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It's 1/4 inch thick plate. The trailing arms are being reinforced as well as the body mounts. Also got the rest of my parts today and finished assembly of the engine. Dropping it in here in the next few minutes
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Old 04-19-2017, 10:54 PM   #657
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Old 04-19-2017, 11:02 PM   #658
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what did you do for e-brake? Splice in?
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Old 04-19-2017, 11:51 PM   #659
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Old 04-20-2017, 12:59 AM   #660
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It's an automatic
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Old 04-20-2017, 08:51 AM   #661
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Old 04-20-2017, 09:03 AM   #662
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It will get it eventually. Not high on the priority list atm
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Old 04-21-2017, 09:46 PM   #663
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Car is just about done. Primed the oil system and cranked it with no plugs in it and had good oil pressure
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Old 04-22-2017, 09:08 AM   #664
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Here's the height out back after the coil over install. Much more reasonable.


Heres another few pics of the mounting locations



Also I just love how it looks with the turbo just hangin out
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Old 04-22-2017, 10:22 PM   #665
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Put about 150 miles on it today. Oil pressure is rock solid. Gotta work on the tune. The rear suspension is amazing, however, car has major traction issues
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Put about 150 miles on jtggbcar has major traction issues

Gee, shocker
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closing in on 200 for the night. no leaks, no oil pressure drops. no worries!
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Old 04-23-2017, 01:24 AM   #668
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it better work, its been in and out of that thing more than a volvo motor, lol
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Old 04-23-2017, 09:15 AM   #669
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Yea I'm stoked on it for now. However the panhard bar needs to be replaced with a better setup and I am going to re do the torque rods
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I'd figure out a way to add some strength/ double shear that lower shock mount.
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It's somewhat boxed in. Should be fine
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Old 04-24-2017, 09:02 PM   #672
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Did you leave the shock in front of the axle as well? What part number are these coilovers? I like that idea a lot. I would notch frame and inset the top eyelet for a another inch or two of travel, but other than that it looks good to me.

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Old 04-24-2017, 09:42 PM   #673
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It doesn't look like it from the pictures, but does the shock end ever hit the upper shock mount flanges? If they're mounted that way, high offset bushings might be nice to give it a bit more room for articulation.
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Old 04-25-2017, 12:18 AM   #674
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I would rotate the shock 90 degrees, so you can boxed in the bottom that's just me..
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Old 04-25-2017, 07:19 AM   #675
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When I saw the comments about double shear on the lower, I initially agreed completely...But I'm no suspension guru. Then yesterday I saw that you can buy out of the box coilovers mounts which are designed just like this, from Sweet Mfg and others. Not making judgment either way because I don't know what's right but just saying this seems to be an "accepted" mounting method in motorsports.
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