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Old 05-25-2005, 12:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Mounting Ford towers today, was aligning upper and lower mounting bolts so they are parallel and in line, the Ford mount is ending up about 1.5" towards the rear from where the old mount was. Do you think Toyota mounted orig towers ahead of the axel to allow for forward arc of spring compression on original design.
I have a shackel reversal so axel travels rearward on compression, should I
bias new towers towards rear to allow for compression travel in that direction?
Those of you who have Ford towers how did you mount yours?
What axel/ spring config are you running?
Any probs with binding/ bending shock or shaft?
Ford towes use diffrent size thru bolt than axel mount, will shocks (bilstein
5125) have bushings to accomodate the diffrent sizes?
Lots of Q's I know but want to get it right the first time
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Old 05-25-2005, 01:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I believe I mounted mine straight up/down :

https://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showt...ht=ford+towers

issues/problems? ask me again after rubithon

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Old 05-28-2005, 05:33 AM   #3 (permalink)
 
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Mount immediately above at rest, allows for forward/backward movement as springs compress/droop.
I machined my bushes out. Get the 'plastic' type, put them in the freezer for a day, then they machine easy - work quickly before they warm up again.
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Old 05-28-2005, 03:02 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks! thats what I thought but always good
to verify!
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Old 05-31-2005, 11:00 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I know what you mean dude!

Look at your Toyota mounts again though, they are not centered on the shock like the Ford mount is. Toyota mounted them forward and then they "point" to the rear to mount the shock.

Make sense?
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