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#1 subiemech85

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Posted 19 September 2004 - 09:57 PM

and don't say the wheelwel, as I basically don't have any

I'm at the point of :banghead:

#2 Flowmastered87GL

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Posted 19 September 2004 - 10:31 PM

Ummm you mean with a lift kit or has your stock one rusted away or what???

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Posted 19 September 2004 - 10:39 PM

as in it's rusted away and have been running on the bumpstops for the last year+

makes for a harsh ride

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Posted 20 September 2004 - 08:56 PM

sounds like your torsion bars are also toast, shocks just control the springy action of the tbars, been running a log/gravel/garbage/misc. hauling 79 brat without shocks for years, but is still springy and on the bump stops only when loaded heavily

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Posted 20 September 2004 - 09:08 PM

i think he has an ea82 which uses coilovers instead of t-bar.

#6 subiemech85

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Posted 21 September 2004 - 12:17 PM

it's only an ea82 transmission, the rest is BRAT



and ALWAYS on the bump stops, even when empty



sure is a HARSH ride


but it is fun on SNOWMOBILE trails

#7 bushbasher

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Posted 21 September 2004 - 12:42 PM

oops i didnt see the "-brat" :)

If you are riding on the bumpstops it has nothing to do with shocks. Shocks just dampen to prevent a bump from causing the suspension to bounce all over the place. They do nothing to locate the suspension. You must have something wrong with your torsion rods, like stripped splines or broken torsion bars inside the tube.

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Posted 21 September 2004 - 01:01 PM

sounds like it's time to weld in some new metal supports up from the frame rail, and put the coilover rears from your wagon in....

#9 subiemech85

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Posted 21 September 2004 - 01:14 PM

sure is good I have a parts car!

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Posted 21 September 2004 - 01:20 PM

http://www.ultimates...rear/strut.html




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