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Old 09-29-2011, 12:54 AM
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i have a question.. ive come up with an idea to make a shock bracket that makes the front shocks mount up like the rear ones. making it easier for people with lifts to find shocks. plus the same shocks could be used front and rear. itll also provide a little lift for the shock to account for a lift kit, in my case coil spacers.

please dont bag on my artwork. the brackets would be made out of strong steel, and used with grade 8 bolts to prevent breaking. itd convert the shock mount to be used with a shock like this.

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http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/pts/2614350664.html
but mine would be waay more heary duty, thicker and stronger.

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Old 09-29-2011, 01:19 AM
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The only problem is any side load(linear force) would be converted into a Torque load (rotational force) that would essentially try to loosen the top stud bolt. I'd do it if the adapter was one piece and had a u shape to wrap over the frame.
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Old 09-29-2011, 01:24 AM
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It seems like it would work in theory. I dunno though...
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Old 09-29-2011, 01:26 AM
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The only problem is any side load(linear force) would be converted into a Torque load (rotational force) that would essentially try to loosen the top stud bolt. I'd do it if the adapter was one piece and had a u shape to wrap over the frame.
thats a good point.. i may have to reinforce it with another bracket. i was planning on lock nuts and loc tite

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i like your idea for the sides. ill have to include that.
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Old 09-29-2011, 11:44 AM
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Old 09-29-2011, 11:58 AM
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Try it and we all find out?
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Old 09-29-2011, 01:21 PM
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i will next time im at home in my own garage. ill fab some up. and if i like the way it works and it preforms well, ill start sellin em.
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Old 09-29-2011, 02:06 PM
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If you can get this worked out to where it works, id buy a set. Anything to make getting piggybacks up front easier lol
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Old 09-29-2011, 03:45 PM
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heres a photo shane posted when we were talkin about this, hes got a similar bracket for his coilovers.
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Old 09-29-2011, 04:02 PM
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That is almost exactly what I need!!! Lol
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Old 09-29-2011, 04:11 PM
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yup. ill be making something similar
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Old 09-29-2011, 04:16 PM
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something like these?

http://www.polyperformance.com/shop/...J-p-24596.html
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Old 09-29-2011, 04:21 PM
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god dammit steve.. but i want mine to be a bit bigger and thicker..
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Old 09-29-2011, 04:22 PM
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you want it thicker than 1/4"? those are pretty beefy already.
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Old 09-29-2011, 06:29 PM
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Just buy them, no reason to be any thicker. And it will save lots of time.

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The only problem is any side load(linear force) would be converted into a Torque load (rotational force) that would essentially try to loosen the top stud bolt. I'd do it if the adapter was one piece and had a u shape to wrap over the frame.
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The Upper and lower mounts spin freely from each other because the shock shaft is not fixed from rotating. There is no moment on the upper mount in the rotational direction so the standard single bolt mount torqued with lock tite would have no problems and shouldnt loosen.
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