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Old 08-11-2010, 07:48 PM
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First time I saw the thread is today, very very sorry for the passing of your son, he would want you to finish it. I am sure he is looking down from Heaven and saying, thanks Dad.
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Old 08-12-2010, 10:08 AM
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Question shocks

got the shocks in yesterday, used the old mounts off the 8 3/4 and just U-bolted to the new rearend, real low tech and ugly as sin, bet hey, it's not gonna be seen and it's functional.

now the question;
is the angle on the shocks too step or will they work OK?

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Old 08-12-2010, 03:36 PM
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They're less & less effective the more you lean them over.
Here's a calculator:
http://www.stockcarproducts.com/pstech8.htm

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Old 08-12-2010, 04:22 PM
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Lightbulb changes

weellllllllllllll, shocks are getting moved to the top of the C-notch and then we will have to reset the pinion angle to 2-3 degrees down,

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Old 08-13-2010, 08:19 PM
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Arrow shocks and angles pt 2

reset the pinion angle today, now it is 2% down. had a friend make the shims out of 3/4'' X 3''' solid aluminum stock. he cut them at a 4% wedge shape and that was perfect.

we redid the shock mounts and now there straight up and down. next we are adding a rear-sway bar to help with the body roll in the corners.

put her together, take her apart, put her back together, repeat often as neededl

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Old 08-13-2010, 09:39 PM
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looks great.

whats up with the top secret painting you keep doing? lol
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Old 08-13-2010, 09:59 PM
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looks great.

whats up with the top secret painting you keep doing? lol
glare from the flash and the sunshining brightly in the back ground bothers me

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Old 08-14-2010, 08:09 AM
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Everything is turning out quite nicely! Really like the new location on the shocks, looks great.

I think most factory setups have them at 25 degrees, but going off what “clamor” posted, you’ve got them right.

Sorry I haven’t been able to come up with any of the stuff you’ve needed, but I’ll keep looking.

Keep us posted if any new needs crop up.
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Old 08-16-2010, 03:52 PM
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From what I've seen shocks are rarely perfectly vertical, but I think that's more due to following the range of motion of the axle than a more 'ideal' position for the shocks.

You could take a statically valved shock & get 'variable valving' out of it by having multiple upper mounting positions, lean it more for less absorbtion.

Get one heavier than you think you're gonna need & lean it over 'till it feels right.
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Old 08-16-2010, 07:16 PM
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Lightbulb ratgineering

chaz, ya outta wikpidea the '' ratgineering'' word.

l like it

can l use your'e word to discribe this set-up to others?

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