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RACINREBAL6410
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 43
posted December 07, 2004 03:17 PM  
My track changed the rules for next year we can now run jacking bolts on all 4 corners but we must use stock upper a arms does anyone have any pics or any idea of how to do this still using the stock metric a arms

BK19
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 477
posted December 07, 2004 04:36 PM  
I always just cut out the stock shock hole large enough to fit the 1 in. jack bolt and welded the nut on to the upper control arm mount and never had problems and just notched the uppers and only take what you need off they are pretty week to begin with.

racer17j
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posted December 07, 2004 05:42 PM  
I am needing to do this also. Does anyone have any pics with the shock in place? Sorta new to all this and need some help.

WesternAuto17
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posted December 15, 2004 06:53 AM  
Somebody can correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think its possible to run a jack bolt with the stock shock in the stock position. Usually, if they let you run jack bolts, you can also run racing shocks mounted from the lower a-arm to a spot up on the cage.

bleeturecreeture
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 5
posted December 15, 2004 04:11 PM  
I guess I wasnt real clear on the question. Does anyone have any pics of the weight jack and the outward mounted shock? Pictures sure tell me alot. Thanx again.

jay116
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posted December 15, 2004 06:06 PM  
this is real easy guys they make adjustible spring pockets and still allow you to use the stock shocks they look like a pipe with threads on the out side I hope this helps

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racer17j
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posted December 16, 2004 04:27 PM  
I cant answer for RACINREBAL6410, but I have to run the stock uppers but am allowed to use bearing end shocks. I have a 86 Monte that has the adjustable spring spacers, but they are a pain. Kinda would like to use weight jacks but just wasnt sure how to do it. Especially mounting the shocks. I'm a little leary of notching the upper a-arm because they are so flimsy now. What about mounting the shock on top of the a-arm? Would that be better?

racer17j
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posted December 16, 2004 06:27 PM  
I don;t take it appart

I just jack up the car and adjust it is not that hard

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real racers do it in the dirt

joetaylor
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posted December 17, 2004 05:39 AM  
dirt it right that is all we do

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if every thing is under control your not fast enough

WesternAuto17
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posted December 17, 2004 07:10 AM  
The stock arms may not be the best, but I've been running notched stock arms for 3 years with no trouble.

sixmod
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 19
posted December 18, 2004 12:02 PM  
we just cot a hole a little bigger than the bolt weld the nut to the frame then we just use a little shorter jack bolt and dont have to notch the a arm

Istock66
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posted December 18, 2004 06:26 PM           send a private message to sixmod   Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/QuoteBBBBBB
My shocks are on top, but not like jet or larson, the bottom mount is actually on the side of the a arm in front, it lets me get them at the correct angles unlike the above mentioned cars.

I dont buy any mounts half inch tube i.d. and a couple half inch nuts, and gussets.

I can email pics. they are too big to post last time I tried.

eaton89
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 268
posted December 19, 2004 11:15 AM  
Ha jay116, what keeps the a-arm from hitting the shock body on the the down stroke of the a-arm. It looks like it would hit the shock body on my car if i mounted it like yours. Are you using a wider lower a-arm. I guess I am assuming your chassis is the same as mine(metric 78) Also where is your master cylinder mounted. Is it a aftermarket pedal and cylinder on the inside floor?

jmd98
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 52
posted December 19, 2004 07:24 PM  
I've seen some guys mount the shock to the upper a-arm and it looks like a good way to go. What shocks would you use for that sort of setup on a 3400lb stock car? Thinking of using this setup myself but dont know what a good starting point would be.

    

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