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Old June 14th, 2012, 05:51 PM   #1
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Looks like the radius mounts that where breaking have been updated any one have any updates on the design upgrades good or bad
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Old June 14th, 2012, 06:06 PM   #2
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heres a link to the directions to look at the way they mounted them i need to open a photo bucket so i can post pics
http://static.speedwaymotors.com/pdf/910-34489.pdf
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Old June 14th, 2012, 07:14 PM   #3
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The word HACK comes to mind.


You can't bolt through the heater channels,
because they will collapse without some kind
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Old June 14th, 2012, 09:58 PM   #5
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You can't bolt through the heater channels,
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it's darwinian. if you buy it and dont realise thats its weak, we need your genes removed from the pool
the real sheme yould be the innocent casualties
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Old June 15th, 2012, 02:57 AM   #7
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I just wonder how may of you guys have the kit?...None? I do along with a friend and the new mounts, I guess our kits are about 2 years old, are very strong in that area. Before I picked mine up I talked to the owner of the firebug and he even stated that the rear mount area are strong and that was not the problem. Now is there a problems with the "newer" kits? Yes, You have to change the spring to axle mounts if you want to adjust the caster and the shocks are to way to stiff for a car with no Lbs on the front. Also the top of the shock should be a bearing so not to bind the shock while the axle moves. Things that I am still working out, but overall not bad
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I just wonder how may of you guys have the kit?...None? I do along with a friend and the new mounts, I guess our kits are about 2 years old, are very strong in that area. Before I picked mine up I talked to the owner of the firebug and he even stated that the rear mount area are strong and that was not the problem. Now is there a problems with the "newer" kits? Yes, You have to change the spring to axle mounts if you want to adjust the caster and the shocks are to way to stiff for a car with no Lbs on the front. Also the top of the shock should be a bearing so not to bind the shock while the axle moves. Things that I am still working out, but overall not bad
I have the newer kit. I havnt installed it yet. I plan on reenforcing anything I can. I don't understand how you can put a bearing in a shock mount? But I am very interested in the details oh your install and I hope you share what you do. I really like the look of the ibeam over a bug beam ( personal preference) so I hope it'll be ok and I hope I can get it done properly. How about the original kit? Any issues with the way it was done. I havnt heard anything, and was considering doing the mounts like that.
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Old June 17th, 2012, 04:37 AM   #9
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Well I have some female heim /rod ends that I will weld to the top of the shock. I will cut the top shock eyelet off. Also the kit is set up to have around 5 degrees of axle tilt, that would be fine, but the nose of my car is down and kinda Zeros out that 5 degress. So I had to change to adjustable spring shackles. Now having around 7 degrees of axle tilt and the car sitting nose down I think the shocks are in a bind. Its not too bad, but the car is so light on the nose all the little things do make a big diff.
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