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Author Topic:   2005 velocity modified
boas51
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posted April 01, 2005 11:29 AM  


 
pics of rear suspension

driver27
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posted April 01, 2005 11:42 AM  
Any chance of a picture showing how you have the rear spring mounted on top of the housing? Always curious as to how folks do that with a floating birdcage. Its a good looking chassis from what I see!

boas51
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posted April 01, 2005 11:51 AM  
the spring cup is bolted to the diff tube with the same two bolts that hold the clamped shock mount. the spring cup is not on the birdcage.

driver27
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posted April 01, 2005 12:04 PM  
SO the spring cup is solidly mounted to the rear and off to the side of the upper rod mount correct? The spring seat is on top of the rear, or mounted off to one side, front of back? Thanks for the info.

boas51
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posted April 02, 2005 10:38 AM  
yes, spring cup is inside the birdcage directly on top of the diff tube.

WPP
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posted April 03, 2005 07:00 AM  
It looks good but is that spring going to do to bow pretty bad when the rear wraps up and is the shock floated or clamped if floated it should work real good were it is at if clamped you may be better with the shock in the rear clamped.. Also is that a solid pullbar .I think it could be a smooth suspenion keep the car level.What spring rate are you going to run and how much lr bite very interesting . good luck

WPP
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posted April 03, 2005 07:03 AM  
Sorry i read your post the shock is clamped infront

boas51
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posted April 03, 2005 08:41 AM  
this chassis has mounts to mount the shock or slider or coilover clamped on the front or the rear on both sides, or floated on the rear on the left side. you do not have to run the springs on the load bolts. you could also run it as a swing arm.
the pullbar is an 18" solid bar.
you can change from a floated birdcage to clamped 2-link by inserting a locking bolt and taking off the top arm. you can also remove the plug and run a 20" lower.
these chassis also have a left and right j-bar mount.
i do not have an actual tested baseline for this chassis yet, there have only been two come off the jig, and neither has raced. i am starting with a 225# left rear, and a 200# right, when mounted on the tubes with load bolts, around 50# of bite.
front clip is small metric with nova lowers and metric spindles, rotors, and calipers.
bare chassis with bumpers and nerfs weighed less than 400 #.
you will notice in one picture, the tube just below the diff tube. this is a bolt on item that can be adjusted to limit the left rear extension travel. the only other way i could think of to limit left rear travel to avoid damaging shocks was to clamp both ends of the spring? or add an underslung, which seemed like a bunch of extra tube just to limit diff travel.

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