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jmd98
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 52
posted February 17, 2005 06:10 PM  
Has anyone tried mounting the front shocks on a metric chassis (84 Cutlass) on top of the upper a-arms? I was trying to but am running into hood clearance problems. How far back can I lean the shock to gain clearance before losing performance? Any help or pictures would be greatly appreciated.

racin78p
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posted February 18, 2005 02:15 AM  
Get ahold of Istock66. He sent me some pics of how he mounted his front shocks (pretty trick!). I found out that I can't do it the way he did, so oh well. Pm him.

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dirty58
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posted February 18, 2005 04:22 PM  
why would ya want to ?

Istock66
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posted February 18, 2005 05:09 PM           send a private message to dirty58   Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/QuoteBBBBBB
Are you trying to use the mount that goes on top of the ball joint that several places sell???

I weld up my own mounts on the front of the a arm below it about a inch to inch half.

My shocks are at 15 degrees in towards the center of the car and 7 degrees back, this mirrors the direction of the upper ball joints movement.

My upper mounts are touching the hood, but not rubbing thru it yet..

email me as mentioned Ill send you the pics, I sent them out to about 10 to 12 people last time so put shock mounts in the heading..

jmd98
Dirt Full Roller

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posted February 20, 2005 06:17 PM  
Thanks for the help. I think I have it figured out.

racin78p
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posted February 23, 2005 01:25 PM  
If anyone out there can modify their front shock mount locations, Istock has the idea to run with. It IS really trick. I am still tempted to make the change and tell the tech guys at my local track if they see what I have done, that they are just seeing things. I really wish I could.

Race on.

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dirty58
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posted February 25, 2005 01:43 PM  
is there an advantage ?

Xtreme12x
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posted February 25, 2005 01:45 PM  
There are advantages. IStock said that it is a lot easier to change a shock also. I'd see it helping because you're in definate line of movement with the upper a arm.

    

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