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Old 03-05-2021, 04:26 PM   #51
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Yeah really all you need to do is move the outer bolt holes out like an inch ish.

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Old 03-05-2021, 07:12 PM   #53
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Old 03-05-2021, 07:33 PM   #54
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I would imagine for every inch you extend it you'd wanna lengthen the control arms the same amount. I could be totally wrong but as of right now with my tube extended 2 inches and control arms extended the same amount I can adjust the camber just as well as a factory car and it actually drives like a stock 240 down the highway
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Old 03-05-2021, 07:49 PM   #56
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I would imagine for every inch you extend it you'd wanna lengthen the control arms the same amount. I could be totally wrong but as of right now with my tube extended 2 inches and control arms extended the same amount I can adjust the camber just as well as a factory car and it actually drives like a stock 240 down the highway
Constructive commentary, this is what I love. Thank you for the helpful information and I will definitely heed your advice!
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Old 03-18-2021, 07:49 PM   #57
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Big updates coming in the next few weeks. Welder acquired along with boxed in lower control arms and a 2nd set of strut tubes because I'm sure I'll **** something up since I haven't welded in 20 years.
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Old 03-22-2021, 02:46 PM   #58
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Are you planning on extending the control arms? Pretty sure you need to with that much lift as well as longer inner tie rods, Ebberoth found some from an early 2000s focus that worked.
740 inner tie rods fit and are longer.
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Old 03-29-2021, 12:35 PM   #59
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Got some work done this weekend. Tires fitted, 2" hub centric spacers and wired up the 7"rounds with the trim rings. This week I'll extend the strut tubes to lift the front.



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Old 03-29-2021, 01:46 PM   #60
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looking nice

print turned out good... did it make it to thinigverse?

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Old 03-29-2021, 02:05 PM   #61
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print turned out good... did it make it to thinigverse?

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Old 03-29-2021, 02:32 PM   #62
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hows your lack of turning radius
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Old 03-29-2021, 02:39 PM   #63
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hows your lack of turning radius
scroll up a few replies and you'll see this little tidbit of information that I left for people like you to read

"This week I'll extend the strut tubes to lift the front."

There will be plenty of turning radius, I also plan on cutting the fenders if necessary.
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Old 03-29-2021, 02:41 PM   #64
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Also, pic of the custom 2" hub centric spacers

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Old 03-29-2021, 03:10 PM   #65
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scroll up a few replies and you'll see this little tidbit of information that I left for people like you to read

"This week I'll extend the strut tubes to lift the front."

There will be plenty of turning radius, I also plan on cutting the fenders if necessary.
are you going to extend the CAs and trailing arms ?
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Old 03-29-2021, 04:21 PM   #67
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are you going to extend the CAs and trailing arms ?
The trailing arms seem good for now, I do have a spare set just in case but it really looks like they'll work out fine as is. The lower control arms are already boxed in and I have the metal to extend them by 2", which I am doing this week.

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Old 03-29-2021, 07:43 PM   #68
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Currently deciding on front strut inserts. What are the differences in dimension between the 240 and 740 front inserts?
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Old 03-29-2021, 08:45 PM   #69
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Sweet build. You should buff out that 601 red paint!
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Old 03-29-2021, 10:36 PM   #70
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Currently deciding on front strut inserts. What are the differences in dimension between the 240 and 740 front inserts?
Same diameter. I think the grandpa series inserts are in the ballpark of 2” longer
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Old 03-29-2021, 11:15 PM   #71
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Same diameter. I think the grandpa series inserts are in the ballpark of 2” longer
That would be perfect, calling IPD tomorrow to verify. Thanks Harlard!
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Sweet build. You should buff out that 601 red paint!
Thanks man. It's been fun so far. We're getting a dyc kit to plasti dip it. Havent decided on a color, maybe a desert sand, because beige...
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Old 03-30-2021, 08:09 PM   #73
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Strut tube spacers from old strut tubes... boom.

Yes, I'm going to contact a local shop to cut these for me since this method didn't produce the best cut.

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Old 03-30-2021, 08:13 PM   #74
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see, not good enough for my liking
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Same diameter. I think the grandpa series inserts are in the ballpark of 2” longer
22mm longer
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