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Finally got the front coilovers mounted on Friday. It is a little tall in front, but I have the adjusters threaded down so the coils won't unseat at full droop. I have 6" tender coils and sliders coming so I will be able to drop the front down 3" - 4" to make it sit level.

I still have to fab the cross-bar between the hoops and mount the rad resevoir, the steering fluid resevoir, and a few other bits under the hood that had to be moved to make room for the hoops.

Plus, I'll have to make some cuts in the hood for the hoops to poke through. But hey, everytime I remove sheet-metal, it gets a little lighter!:grinpimp:





 

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Thank you sir!

You wouldn't happen to have a stock D2 pitman arm would you?
 

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Are you sure you have enough body to tyre clearance once you articulate those axles?
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Assuming there is no sarcasm and you are serious, it's trimmed so that sitting on the bump stops, it has about 2" - 3" of clearance around the tires. I've actually set it up to be able to run 42" tires if I ever decide to lose my mind and go bigger.:shaking:
 

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Are those 14" or 16" co's and what springrates you running?
 

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Rears are 14" travel with 16" 200# & 14" 175#. Fronts are 16" travel with 16" 300# & 14" 200# w/ triple-rates coming so I can raise the adjusters to drop the front. I have some additional rates and lengths at home so I can play with them if the ride is not correct, but so far everything seems like it is OK.

What rates and travel are you running?
 

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Assuming there is no sarcasm and you are serious, it's trimmed so that sitting on the bump stops, it has about 2" - 3" of clearance around the tires. I've actually set it up to be able to run 42" tires if I ever decide to lose my mind and go bigger.:shaking:
No sarcasm. I have 36'' tyres, 4 '' of bump stop clearance and 12'' of clearance between top of tyres and wheel boxes(arches) at the rear. When axle is articulated to 30 degrees all the tyre clearance gets used up.
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I took it to mean "sitting on the bump stop on one side AND at full droop on the other". It would be useless to check tire clearance any other way.
 

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Rears are 14" travel with 16" 250# & 14" 175#. Fronts are 16" travel with 16" 300# & 14" 200# w/ triple-rates coming so I can raise the adjusters to drop the front. I have some additional rates and lengths at home so I can play with them if the ride is not correct, but so far everything seems like it is OK.

What rates and travel are you running?
rear are 14" 225/250 with a 35lbs 3" round (soon to be flat) tender...2.5" FOA

Front is 14" 250/300, no tender...2.0" Bling's
 

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I took it to mean "sitting on the bump stop on one side AND at full droop on the other". It would be useless to check tire clearance any other way.
How I took it was that with the rear axle sitting on both bumpstops there is 2-3'' of tyre clearance.If that is correct, and based on experience with my own truck, the tyre on the compressed side during articulation can rise 6-8'' higher, and the bottom photo of Gregs truck indicates insufficient clearance for that to happen.
To check clearances when building vehicles, I've found it useful to make a hoisting bracket that attaches to the wheel studs, so that you can articulate the suspension in the workshop by means of a chain hoist hanging from a roof beam.
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rear are 14" 225/250 with a 35lbs 3" round (soon to be flat) tender...2.5" FOA

Front is 14" 250/300, no tender...2.0" Bling's
Sounds like our rates are pretty close - plus I think you haul alot more gear than I do.

How I took it was that with the rear axle sitting on both bumpstops there is 2-3'' of tyre clearance.If that is correct, and based on experience with my own truck, the tyre on the compressed side during articulation can rise 6-8'' higher, and the bottom photo of Gregs truck indicates insufficient clearance for that to happen.
To check clearances when building vehicles, I've found it useful to make a hoisting bracket that attaches to the wheel studs, so that you can articulate the suspension in the workshop by means of a chain hoist hanging from a roof beam.
AG.
I articulated it the best I could in my garage with what I had - I guess I'll find out this spring (or hopefully sooner).

You're welcome, and, of course I do!

I lost your address though when I got my new phone, lemme look at my old phone to see if I still have your address.
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Thanks John. To be honest, for some reason I thought you had left Charlotte. Gimme a yell sometime. 704-577-0532.
 

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Now we need a YouTube .
Amazing, love it
All in due time my friend! :grinpimp: There's still ALOT of finish work and little nit-picky things to do. But it gets closer each time I work on it.
 
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