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Old 12-25-2011, 08:46 AM   #1 (permalink)
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ORI Strut Mounts

i am expecting a set of ORI's in the next few days but in order to mount them I need some new shock mounts. I am currently running the single piece one that Poly sells (no the 2 separate tabs that you weld). If i am reading this right, the mounting width of the ORI's is 1.60". how are you mounting yours? grind down the mounts or does someone make one that is wide enough?
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It can't be done.

Or...ummmmmm...build some that are the proper width.
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2 individual tabs then box between them. I have suggested it to a few vendors to make a folded 1 piece tab made for ORI mounting but no one has yet. I would think there would be a market for it with the gaining popularity of ORIs.
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Something to keep in mind when mounting ORIs is that the bumps and limits are built in. That will put quite a bit more stress on the mounts than coilovers with air bumps and limits. Especially if your jumping. I'd rather overbuild the mounts and hoops than underbuild them
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Something to keep in mind when mounting ORIs is that the bumps and limits are built in. That will put quite a bit more stress on the mounts than coilovers with air bumps and limits. Especially if your jumping. I'd rather overbuild the mounts and hoops than underbuild them
full agree here, my old car was airshocked and I retrofitted to ORI's and made no other change than the tab width to accommodate the ORI width. I cracked and began to tear the tube around the upper mount before I beefed around that area.
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Old 12-25-2011, 11:07 AM   #6 (permalink)
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my sway away race runner's were the same width as the ORI's
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I used a pair of tube tabs from some vendor, drilled them out to 5/8" holes, then boxed between the tabs then either side of tabs too. Can kinda see here:
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I was talking to Nate at Artec about making them, but there would have to be so many sizes and styles, and you would need about 50 each to make it so most could afford it. I can burn a 3 or 4 piece set that includes a box for each side, and you would have to trim to fit. I haven't worked on much of anything as almost all of my customers just build their own
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I did have a local guy build me a jigsaw style bracket to fit my axle that was made for the ORI mounting pattern. Was reasonably priced with similar brackets on the market.
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Old 12-25-2011, 12:41 PM   #10 (permalink)
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it can be the easiest part of a build in your project if you want it to be. just make them.
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Old 12-25-2011, 02:13 PM   #11 (permalink)
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full agree here, my old car was airshocked and I retrofitted to ORI's and made no other change than the tab width to accommodate the ORI width. I cracked and began to tear the tube around the upper mount before I beefed around that area.
The new STX strut is more friendly to the mounts. The compression damping softens the landing much better than did the ST model. But I have to second what has been said that when running the struts to take the place of the bumps, you are placing all the load/force on the mounts. Standard shock mounts are not enough. It is best to distribute the load over a wider area, much like an axle truss does, but to a lesser degree.
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Old 01-31-2012, 07:18 AM   #12 (permalink)
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The mounting width works out pretty well to mount them inside the radius of some 1.75" tubing with some tabs. Here is how I did mine for the rear setup.




And the front uppers. Even if the welds on the tabs fail the shape of the tabs won't let them out of where they are mounted.



And the front lower axle mounts...

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I'm in a similar situation and having not dealt with misalignment spacers before I'm hoping to get a quick bit of advice. I'm installing some ORIs in the rear of my Jeep and the spacing of the misalignment spacers is 1.60". That's just about 1/16" inch too long to fit into the upper/lower mounts of the Synergy towers/mounts I've got. I would think it'd be reasonable to sand down the outer ends of the spacers until they fit, but like I said, I haven't dealt with misalignment spacers so don't want to accidentally miss something.

And input would be appreciated. Thanks, fellas... And here's the towers/mounts I've got:

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turn your spacers down so they fit 1.5" overall like I did or order some 7/16" wide spacers
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turn your spacers down so they fit 1.5" overall like I did or order some 7/16" wide spacers
Thanks! Will do...
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Something to keep in mind when mounting ORIs is that the bumps and limits are built in. That will put quite a bit more stress on the mounts than coilovers with air bumps and limits. Especially if your jumping. I'd rather overbuild the mounts and hoops than underbuild them
THIS ^^^^^^

We had to overbuild my mounts after the first attempt. The normal shock or coil-over designed mounts are not good enough for ORIs. DO over-engineer these.
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as long as you box the mounts, or just build them braced in the right direction and you should be more than fine.

don't hang them off the side of tubes, or the ends of axles with regular old mounts and you'll be fine.

1/4 tabs on top of an axle? more than fine.
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Thanks for the input! These Synergy mounts are pretty beefy, that's for sure. And I plan to add some gussets to them, as well as tie them into the rear cage down tubes. Not sure the cage tie-ins will be done before Easter Jeep Safari, but if not I'll get to them immediately afterward.

I'm not a rock bouncer by any means so hopefully it'll work alright.
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Built the front mounts out of 1/4" plate by hand. They've held up well.

Did the rear axle recently, and got lazy and purchased 1/4" parts and drilled for the 5/8" bolts and welded it all up.

If you can, make your own parts or cusomize off of someone else's. It's more fun and usually works better.
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