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Old 04-12-2008, 07:11 PM
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Rear link swap out.

Here's what I'm trying out for my rear suspension.

The 4 parallel links are are steel with grease fittings for the chromoly hiem joints.
The 2 lateral are steel, no grease fittings, teflon hiem joints.

To compensate for being lowered I raised the inner mounting points. This gave the link angle a more positive angle till full compression. I also replaced the tiny bolts with 5/8's bolts and 3/4 bolts all grade 8(Standard bolts because I didn't want to use bushings with the hiem joints). I know it's over kill but it's a little more piece of mind for me. Also before being lowered on stock links, they sat at a negative angle. So when under compression the wheel would tuck inside the well, leaving me with 5mm a room between the already stretched tire and rolled fender. So after I swapped over, the links the wheel actaully pushes out and no longer inside of the wheel well. To remedy I flared the fenders a tad.




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Nice man, let's see a picture of the whole car.
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Isn't that the same as Matt's (Blehmco) stuff?
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Originally Posted by jonmandude View Post
Isn't that the same as Matt's (Blehmco) stuff?
Not part for part. The lateral rod is similar but i think a little bit thicker.
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nice job man
how wide are those wheels?
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Old 04-15-2008, 01:54 PM
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Originally Posted by 4signs View Post
nice job man
how wide are those wheels?
9 wide, the tires are around 245 stretched on.
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does this mean no RSB?
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Originally Posted by Armon View Post
does this mean no RSB?

No I'm putting the stock one back in till I can afford a better one.
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Old 04-15-2008, 09:49 PM
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thats some nasty negative camber wear on those tires. rear assembly is really clean! but your under carriage could use some coating. massive rusting ftl.
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i want irs.
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Originally Posted by goon9 View Post
No I'm putting the stock one back in till I can afford a better one.
how/where will you attach it?
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I just noticed that you cut your trunk well out.
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Originally Posted by jonmandude View Post
I just noticed that you cut your trunk well out.

yup, i Just redid it and will seem seal and prime this weekend.
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Originally Posted by Armon View Post
how/where will you attach it?
Well I don't have any pics... but it mounts in the stock location.
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i want irs.
me too.
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Originally Posted by Mr****s95SE View Post
me too.
Yah, but you only want it so you can camber in the rears and run stupid offset.
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Originally Posted by MorpheusZero View Post
Yah, but you only want it so you can camber in the rears and run stupid offset.

Sounds like a good reason

I mainly did it for the strength vs. stock as well as bring back some of the handling.
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Let's see a few shots of the whole car?
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Originally Posted by MorpheusZero View Post
Let's see a few shots of the whole car?
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I don't have any Real current pics seeing as how everything in the engine bay is being redone as well as and over haul on the rear trunk and fenders. But here's what it lookeded before i tore back into it.





Here's the bay right now. I had to stop on it to finish up the rear.


Front bumper is staying the same, the side skirts will be modified to match the bottom body line better.


I can snap some pics of it on jack stands.... But i think you get the idea.
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Old 04-25-2008, 08:17 AM
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looks good to me. how's the camber curves look for the rear links in that location? Moving the mounting points that much makes me worried about camber gain/loss during cornering.. so what suspension are you running on it now? springs/shocks/mounts?
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Originally Posted by Matt93SE View Post
looks good to me. how's the camber curves look for the rear links in that location? Moving the mounting points that much makes me worried about camber gain/loss during cornering.. so what suspension are you running on it now? springs/shocks/mounts?
I've looked at other ppl's set-ups and noticed they had much longer links and thought it was worth trying. I'm going to probubly have it set around -.1 for the rear and i think it should be ok, I'll probubly be adjusting it for a little while to what feels right. It's only going to be used on the street but I wanna milk as much as i can out it.

To get and idea of the travel and curve I'll probubly make a video when I get it all tightened up.

For now kyb's and intrax. I'm shooting for konis with modified boots in the next upgrade as well as better sway bars.
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Yah, but you only want it so you can camber in the rears and run stupid offset.
dont hate cuz only the cool people are doing it
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so, who wants to make this setup for 5th gens?
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Originally Posted by Armon View Post
so, who wants to make this setup for 5th gens?
It'll cost about $10,000....
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thats a lot of work goon.... props....
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Originally Posted by Prophecy99 View Post
thats a lot of work goon.... props....
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Originally Posted by Mr****s95SE View Post
dont hate cuz only the cool people are doing it
Why would I hate for an oxymoronic reason?
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