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Old 04-25-2017, 08:46 AM   #676
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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.
It is more a design issue than a suspension issue. Sure it can be done as evidenced here and with other manufactures offering a similar design. However, it should be engineered for the dynamic loads that could be imposed. Race cars vs street cars, drag cars vs rally cars each would have its own limit. I don't think it will sheer off the bolt. My concern is that the connection would bend from the cantilever forces which is yield, and depending on the application yield is failure.
I am not an alarmist. The build is solid. I commented as the top bolt is in double sheer, and it would be "nice" to have the lower one as well. A 1/4" plate of A36 is pretty stout stuff, but it would be fairly easy to run some numbers on an axial load.
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Old 04-25-2017, 08:57 AM   #677
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Thanks, Peace! Makes sense. Trying to learn a bit from all​ of this and that's good info.

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Old 04-25-2017, 01:04 PM   #678
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We will see what happens with it. I am very transparent with my builds so if anything does happen I will let you guys know. But I doubt it will. Also
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Old 04-25-2017, 01:57 PM   #679
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Shoot, I for sure would not worry about the bottom mount being double shear, We run our dirt modifieds just like this:



and if we can do this with those cars, I wouldn't worry too much about a street car.



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Old 04-25-2017, 07:55 PM   #680
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No worries man! I'm loving the setup so far. The car feels very well balanced
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Old 04-27-2017, 01:05 PM   #681
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Had a little mishap the other day with the car. My oil feed line wasn't properly secured and touched the exhaust manifold and melted. Luckily I caught it very quickly and it only pumped out a little oil. I repaired it and have done about 600 miles on the swap so far. Need to start tuning it but in reality that will probably have to happen after davis
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Old 04-30-2017, 10:23 PM   #682
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The car made it to Davis like a champ!!!! It overheated once so bad it wouldn't crank which was awesome. One fuel injector oring started leaking. Other then that, may burnouts and joyrides in the car. Next up on the list is swapping widebands and tuning, and also a better rear gear. Also tires......
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Old 04-30-2017, 10:44 PM   #683
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The car is really cool in person! I am impressed by the engine packaging and how everything fit so clean. Good work
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Old 05-01-2017, 12:00 AM   #684
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This thing does bitchin' burnouts.
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Old 05-01-2017, 03:48 AM   #685
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it's quick-ish.
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Old 05-01-2017, 12:08 PM   #686
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It's so nice Davis is over. You wouldn't believe how happy I was to drive my civic to work
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Old 05-01-2017, 05:45 PM   #687
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https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OoYvXYRvnLQ

Some pulls and burnouts with a car full of people. In mexico
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Old 05-19-2017, 12:48 PM   #688
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So got about 1750 on the car so far. I've been running delo to clean it out because the heads were nasty. So I believe I cleaned most of it out because this happened.....


Also note to self, parts store will give you a Northstar oil filter if you say it's a Escalade. The inside is plastic
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