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stafford1500
stafford1500 Dork
8/1/22 4:09 p.m.

The top eye on the new shocks is replaceable. Might be time to look into making a clevis for that end, so you don't have to cut the existing top mount. It has a certain look to it that fits the truck.

All it takes is material/time and a mill/lathe/saw/file/drill/grinder.

Robbie (Forum Supporter)
Robbie (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
8/1/22 4:33 p.m.

So awesome. Great work!

 

classicJackets (FS)
classicJackets (FS) SuperDork
8/2/22 11:29 p.m.

I have probably lost a little track here, is the coilovers swap to improve rates, travel, or both?

maschinenbau
maschinenbau UberDork
8/3/22 11:04 a.m.
classicJackets (FS) said:

I have probably lost a little track here, is the coilovers swap to improve rates, travel, or both?

Travel, but also possible binding.

maschinenbau
maschinenbau UberDork
8/7/22 3:52 p.m.

Cuts have been made. One side done!

Everything fits well without any binding or contact throughout the usable range of motion. I need to order bumpstops though.

maschinenbau
maschinenbau UberDork
8/15/22 8:36 p.m.

Front coilover upgrade complete and wow these ride so much better! I must have been bottoming out nonstop before because I am hitting bumps and potholes without a care that I normally swerve around in my Bilstein'ed Miata. I started out on setting 3 out of 18, then stiffened it up to 4 on the way. Plenty more stiffness there if I want it. VERY pleased with this upgrade!

RamiE
RamiE New Reader
8/16/22 11:35 a.m.

Awesome job so far. I've really been enjoying watching this build thread.

TurboFource
TurboFource Reader
8/16/22 3:04 p.m.

Nice work!

maschinenbau
maschinenbau UberDork
8/28/22 4:12 p.m.

POV:

You ever just watch your suspension work as you drive?

Greg Smith (Forum Supporter)
Greg Smith (Forum Supporter) Dork
9/2/22 6:32 p.m.
maschinenbau said:

POV:

You ever just watch your suspension work as you drive?

Needs a video :)

759NRNG
759NRNG UberDork
9/2/22 9:26 p.m.

Yes i'm being a doofus.....but can you haze the rears in Rhour traffic in downtown hotlanta...just a little...????

singleslammer
singleslammer PowerDork
9/2/22 10:24 p.m.

Fantastic as always. Glad the shocks turned out to be a worthwhile upgrade. 

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