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#26 mcgarvey2001

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Posted 22 July 2015 - 05:06 PM

Here are the rear coil-overs which might be of interest to anyone looking to switch to coilovers or change their spring rates. The combination of coil-over sleeves and collar clamp would accommodate a wide range for a lift. It took a bit of searching to find the right strut combination of top/bottom mount, body length, travel and damping rate. These are KYB 341054 struts (I had to trim the lower mount sleeve to fit into the XT6 trailing arm). Got them on sale for $17 each but one was black and the other silver so I had to paint. They give 6" of travel; I'll have it set for 3" up-travel and 3" down. I can spin the spring perch to adjust. The springs ( QA1 10" 150# spring rate) are mounted on Allstar coilover sleeves from Summit. I used collar clamps for the lower support.

 

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Here it is mounted on the Brat at full droop:

 

 

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Weird photo effects; the springs are really silver and the undercoating is black.


Edited by mcgarvey2001, 22 July 2015 - 05:10 PM.





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