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Can someone verify this assembly?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by LonghornTaco, Oct 22, 2008.

  1. Oct 22, 2008 at 7:18 PM
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    LonghornTaco

    LonghornTaco [OP] Can you pass the bailout please?

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    I am about to compress my coils and mount the strut, but I have a couple of questions...

    1. Does this look right?

    Inner bushings
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    Top plate with bushings
    [​IMG]

    Instructions
    [​IMG]

    If you notice in the instructions, there is another piece (indicated with the arrow) that I don't seem to have. I have two "kits", including the top plate and bushings for each side, and all of the nuts, bushings, etc... are in sealed bags. Neither kit had that piece. Also, that little silver sleeve (furthest to the left in the top picture) will probably fit, but it's gonna be tight and probably won't come off. That's why I wanted to verify this stuff before assembling the whole thing only to find it's wrong.

    2. Everyone here says that "stacking lifts" is bad. However, the instructions for the adjustable coilover state that I should set the 5100 to the .85" setting, unless I want less than 2" of lift, then set it to stock ride.

    Help! :eek:
     
  2. Oct 22, 2008 at 7:21 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    Looks to be right. Your running a different top plate. As long as you have a bushing and backing plate under it, thats how it should be. :)
     
  3. Oct 22, 2008 at 7:24 PM
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    The red arrow part...look at your dust boot on the shock.:)
     
  4. Oct 22, 2008 at 7:24 PM
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    LonghornTaco

    LonghornTaco [OP] Can you pass the bailout please?

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    Thanks Chris!
     
  5. Oct 22, 2008 at 7:26 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    LOL, I thought he was talking about the bushing and the backing plate. :eek:
     
  6. Oct 22, 2008 at 7:27 PM
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    LonghornTaco

    LonghornTaco [OP] Can you pass the bailout please?

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    I thought about that and took a look, but when I put that dust boot on, there isn't enough room left on the shaft to start threading the top bolt...
     
  7. Oct 22, 2008 at 7:29 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    You'll be fine leaveing them off
     
  8. Oct 22, 2008 at 7:35 PM
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    I don't remember if that part is also on the front.I am sure it's on the rear shock.That piece is supposed to be half way in the boot.
     
  9. Oct 22, 2008 at 7:38 PM
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    chris4x4

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    My rears have it, But I dont think I have ever seen it on the front. Generally, the front shocks dont have a rubber boot, as it can flex into the spring. They usually use a plastic "Dust cover" to protect from debrise.
     
  10. Oct 22, 2008 at 7:39 PM
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    Correct, The front has a cap,dust cover.
     
  11. Oct 22, 2008 at 7:40 PM
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    LonghornTaco [OP] Can you pass the bailout please?

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    what about the strut height setting?
     
  12. Oct 22, 2008 at 7:41 PM
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    How high are you looking to go?
     
  13. Oct 22, 2008 at 7:43 PM
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    Read #13.kit instal
     
  14. Oct 22, 2008 at 7:44 PM
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    LonghornTaco [OP] Can you pass the bailout please?

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    The adjustable coilovers say they will adjust from 1.5" to 3.5". I wanted to go to the full 3.5". However, will setting this to .85 make me go to 4.35" or is the 3.5" supposed to be WITH the .85"?
     
  15. Oct 22, 2008 at 7:45 PM
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    chris4x4

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    If you go to 3.5" wave "Bye bye" to your CV's
     
  16. Oct 22, 2008 at 7:47 PM
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    LonghornTaco

    LonghornTaco [OP] Can you pass the bailout please?

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    Really? Does it increase the angle too much or something?
     
  17. Oct 22, 2008 at 7:47 PM
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    You don't add in the .85. Ref the second line of the instal instruct.
     
  18. Oct 22, 2008 at 7:48 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    Yes. At 3" your pushing it. Above that, and carry extras
     
  19. Oct 22, 2008 at 7:48 PM
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    You have the diff drop right??
     
  20. Oct 22, 2008 at 7:49 PM
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    LonghornTaco

    LonghornTaco [OP] Can you pass the bailout please?

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    yep
     
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