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Old 05-06-2013, 08:43 PM   #51
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Done and done. Took it on a short 20 mile drive to bed the brakes - pedal feels good, brakes are responsive, handles fine and nailed the ride height first try.
15s not here yet, but here it is under my 18" nurburgring



One of the great things about the strange DAs is the compression and rebound are both at the bottom of the shock.
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Old 05-06-2013, 08:53 PM   #52
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Done and done. Took it on a short 20 mile drive to bed the brakes - pedal feels good, brakes are responsive, handles fine and nailed the ride height first try.
15s not here yet, but here it is under my 18" nurburgring



One of the great things about the strange DAs is the compression and rebound are both at the bottom of the shock.
Sweet that should put the weight back where it belongs wait till you have the fronts to match
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Old 05-06-2013, 09:25 PM   #53
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Hopefully my 15s get here soon, I'll throw the skinnies on the front and the welds and weigh the car and see where it's at. I put the a/c back on because its hot here in the summertime, but I still think it's going to be in the 33xx range.
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No, the parts are fine, you have to make two very small cuts to the chassis inside where the stock shock mounts... like 1/4", just so the new shock mount plates can sit in there. It's very minor, and part of the instructions.
Oh, okay, thanks for the explanation. I should be ordering mine by the end of the week. Your new set-up looks awesome!!!
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Old 05-06-2013, 10:41 PM   #55
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Yeah, you can see the ride height I got at this particular shock setting - this is with the CVs perfectly level (optimum).

BMR said a good place to start for drag is 2 clicks from full hard on compression and full soft rebound, so that's what mine is set to for now, until I can make some passes and see how the car acts. Exhaust shop tomorrow, alignment rack friday, vengeance monday. Busy week
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Old 05-07-2013, 06:02 PM   #57
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Welds shipped today.
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Old 05-07-2013, 08:08 PM   #58
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Welds shipped today.
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So I'm wondering what the difference/benefit of those lower control arms are vs the TCA029 $599 ones? Aside from allowing 15" rims....
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They wont work with a stock style shock, so its kind of a moot question. They're cheaper because they're MUCH simpler, but like I said, wont work with a stock style shock.
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welds came today. one day short of a month after i ordered - be aware they are built to order and theres a 3-4 week lead time on the wheels.
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48.8 pounds per wheel/tire.
Compare to 54.2 pounds for the 17" rt-s and 295/45/17 et street radial... saves 11 pounds (5.4 each) rotating mass in addition to the brake/suspension package weight savings.

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SAWEEEEEET lets see em on 429
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That is awesome, can't wait to see your final weigh in. The wheels look great.
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Looking good 429, anxious to see how those new 275 MT's work for you. We have them on our Mustang shop car and they are amazingly sticky! I am kind of wondering if we might actually run some better short times with them than we are with the slicks!
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BMR are these rear shocks for road course use as well or just drag. Also can they work with 650lbs rear springs as well or just the 500lbs.
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Cutting these to fit the spring pocket was a little pain, but only took a couple minutes with the die grinder and a football burr. Hate the metal shards everywhere, damn things always get stuck in my shoes or hands. Onto the other side, got to mityvac the brakes, and then will go out for a ride (if ride height is close enough)



Oh, and BMR you should mark the shock mounts L and R, lol. Had to look at them for 10 minutes like a dumbass before I figured which was which.
Rear shocks don't need left to right markings only fronts Macpherson struts.
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i didnt say shocks, i said shock mounts. they are different.
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Looking good 429, anxious to see how those new 275 MT's work for you. We have them on our Mustang shop car and they are amazingly sticky! I am kind of wondering if we might actually run some better short times with them than we are with the slicks!
Beware of burnouts! These tires are sticky, but soft. We boiled through a set in 6 races, our goodyear eagles get us 30. Doing the same burnout. We called MT to bitch and they told us we were just supposed to burp the throttle, a couple spins to clean them off, no need to heat them. They hooked real good for sure but we went back to Goodyear, for the smoke!
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How much for the whole setup? I am very interested!!!
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Looking forward to see how it does at the track.

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Got my new rear suspension components installed yesterday. Very Happy with everything so far. Went together nice. Had to go buy a cheap die grinder after finding out that my pneumatic drill just wasn't sufficient to trim away the material for the upper shock mount. But other than that, assembly was pretty easy. I'm still running the stock Brembos and will probably stick this way for a while.....don't really know that I'll ever NEED 15" wheels, but I will be returning to 17" welds hopefully soon, and now....I'll NEVER need to be worried about LCA Clearance ever again!!!
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Old 05-20-2013, 09:07 AM   #75
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Better picture of mine... 1/8 mile race this coming weekend.

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