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bryanb30
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posted January 17, 2003 08:07 PM
we can run racing springs and cheater jacks, someone told me these go on top of the spring? what about putting it on the bottom of the spring? it looks like you could maybe cut some notches in the adjuster part of it and while you were at the track and needed to adjust the thing, you could just take a long heavy ***** driver and a hammer and adjust the thing....think it would work?or is it supposed to go on the top?

outlawstock17
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posted January 17, 2003 08:19 PM
the adjustable spacers that you speak of are designed to fit on the top of the spring. they are flat and won't seat properly on the bottom of the spring.

Flatlander
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posted January 17, 2003 10:10 PM
also they are easier to adjust at the top just jack the car up a little and it's easy don'y know if it would be the same on the bottomJMO

bryanb30
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posted January 18, 2003 11:00 PM
springs and spacers are in...has anyone had problems with the spacer being to close to the shock? it looks like the spacer is kinda cocked to one side, its the same on both sides, should i trim down the spacer for a better fit? also thanks guys for all the help i really need it!!

Flatlander
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posted January 18, 2003 11:17 PM
make sure it's seated al the way down inn the spring seat and if you do have to trim it do slowing and take no more that you need

bryanb30
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posted January 19, 2003 09:38 AM
it looks like the spacer needs trimmed on an angle, like maybe 1" off of one side.. anybody had to do this?

66jj
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posted January 19, 2003 01:03 PM
did you cut off all the tabs in there on the stock frame???

i put these in a car once for a guy and i had to trim them at an angle, i also welded some beads on the adjuster for something to put a screwdriver on and hammer it to turn them...

if your going to cut them at a angle make sure your at ride ht etc.

Scoot
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posted January 19, 2003 10:55 PM
bryan you may look a re-drilling your bottom shock bolt holes so they wont bind up.

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bryanb30
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posted January 20, 2003 07:12 PM
thanks guys ill check it all out next time im home...i like the redrilling shock bolt holes idea..

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