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post #16 of 25 (permalink) Old 01-31-2019, 02:36 PM Thread Starter
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Shaun I like your 3 link system but it's3 grand and I'm only looking for a little better ride and to improve on what I have now. You can see what I have done to get the ride height I need, have you any ideas for me ? Thanks Shaun
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Shaun I like your 3 link system but it's3 grand and I'm only looking for a little better ride and to improve on what I have now. You can see what I have done to get the ride height I need, have you any ideas for me ? Thanks Shaun
Ditch those shocks for sure.

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Shaun reading about the mid eye springs they say that they lower your rear 1 inch. I can't do that without rubbing my tires. I'd buy a pair of your shocks for the back in a minute if I had a way to keep the tires from rubbing. Do you ever go to the Chrome and Ice show in Flint Feb8,9,and10th ? I'm entering my car next weekend
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Shaun reading about the mid eye springs they say that they lower your rear 1 inch. I can't do that without rubbing my tires. I'd buy a pair of your shocks for the back in a minute if I had a way to keep the tires from rubbing. Do you ever go to the Chrome and Ice show in Flint Feb8,9,and10th ? I'm entering my car next weekend
If a 235 tire is rubbing you have the wrong backspacing.
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So my wheels have the wrong back spacing, well that would be a costly fix. I guess I'm stuck with helper springs. Thanks Rick
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So I'm looking at the truck I'm building in my garage and my Mustang in the driveway and the thought of coilovers and hmmmm I wonder... Nahhhh... Don't do it Probably won't fit! LOL

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So I'm looking at the truck I'm building in my garage and my Mustang in the driveway and the thought of coilovers and hmmmm I wonder... Nahhhh... Don't do it Probably won't fit! LOL

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Shaun reading about the mid eye springs they say that they lower your rear 1 inch. I can't do that without rubbing my tires. I'd buy a pair of your shocks for the back in a minute if I had a way to keep the tires from rubbing. Do you ever go to the Chrome and Ice show in Flint Feb8,9,and10th ? I'm entering my car next weekend

FWIW, I have the mideye springs and Bilstein shocks from Street or Track on my '70. It sits a little too high for my taste. I've driven the car only briefly and I'm hoping the springs settle.

Likely, you're looking at the ride height from your completely worn out leaf springs and assuming the new mideyes would ride even lower.

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LOL, I'll pm you some info, I don't want to completely go off tangent on this guys thread with my sarcastic reply. But let's just say those coilovers have a 14" stroke and the shock body itself is 2.5" in diameter. The bypass shock sitting next to it has a 16" stroke and the body is 3.5" in diameter with 2 compression bypass tubes and one rebound compression tube. The front suspension cycles 21" of vertical travel which the handful of times I've had the truck in the dirt is scary what it'll soak up, especially paired with the 29" of rear suspension travel that is controlled but similar shock setup. Good times but a ton of work!

BTW, being at this end of the automotive hobby makes me appreciate how cheap my mustang restoration has been! (and the mustang hasn't been cheap by anymeans in reality! Just in comparison!) LOL, you don't want to know retail price on lets say just those shocks alone! Thank god for connections and used parts deals But I sometimes snicker in my head when I see comments like "man, that whole tubular badass front suspensions system for the mustang will be $2000"... Shoot, that's the price of one shock on these trucks! But the abuse and use is a million times different! Someone if I remember right early in this thread mentioned an advantage of a coilover shock getting hot and being able to control heat build up better. In roughly 5-10 minutes I can have these shocks so hot you can't physically hold your hand on them when running the truck at speed over rough terrain.

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OK has anybody ever welded a washer at the top of the shock to give the area a little more strength and spread out the force a little. I have newer springs but I need a little more height for my tires and thats why I have springs on the shocks? I have though about added a small spring ( 1 leaf ) on each side but I like the way I can adjust the height with the coil, heres what I have now. Thanks
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