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Old 07-29-2021, 07:42 PM
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They are 14 3/4” cntr to cntr for 9/16 bolts. 3” wide bushings
Spherical bearings transmit noise and vibration
Team Z recommendeds polys on chassis and Heims on rearend
Pretty sure we gotta make are own lowers

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I got a chuckle out of noise and vibration......

Probably going with spherical on both ends of uppers, not sure on lowers. Right now will replace bushings and see... But DOM tubing with heim ends are possible, just need to figure out rear sway, that would make them non adjustable
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Old 07-29-2021, 08:32 PM
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I’m going for a daily driver with hard top n A/C
I saw a nice 67 Nova SS at the Street Rod Nats with the Heidts Super Ride
Now that’s the way to get a easy riding Classic
Back to the shop, I got an S10 transmission on a jack ready to be stabbed
I should of called a friend Im starting to think
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Old 07-29-2021, 09:11 PM
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just ordered spherical bushings for rear diff and adjustable arms.
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Old 08-03-2021, 07:00 PM
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They arrived, and I must say they are nice
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Old 08-22-2021, 05:50 PM
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Have my QA1 coilovers ordered, eibach 250lb springs too
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what length compressed and extended are they? Did you go with single or double adjustable? Part number? I want to know how that rear end set up goes. Its a 9"? I'm going 8.8, I wonder if all the mounts, coil overs, will be the same. I'm assuming the control arms would be different (9" vs 8.8), no?
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Old 08-23-2021, 05:00 AM
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QA1-DS602
Coilover Shock, Proma Star, Twin-Tube, 18.750 in. Extended, 12.500 in. Collapsed, Eyelet/Eyelet, Each
(Mfr. #: DS602)
mine is a 8.8 as well
these fit the measurements the best, I am at 15.5 at ride height length, and 18.5 extended currently. These should give me the same range and ride in the middle of the shock stroke. went with 250lb Eibach springs, 14" to fit these coilovers. They are single adjustable, as are my fronts. Did not see a reason to go double adj as its a street car for me, will not see track time. I will be using UPR lower mount designed for the 8.8 rear end and recently sourced an upper mount from outcastautoworks. https://www.outcastautoworks.com/col...r-mounting-kit I put a pic of bracket in gallery, would not let me attach here

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Old 08-23-2021, 06:31 AM
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I saw it like this...when I ditched the spring perch and installed the coil overs purchased thru CRII right before they closed I was provided with a spacer and long bolt to attach where the shocks originally attached to the chasis. That put 100% of the load on 1 bolt per side. Looked like failure waiting to happen. So I designed a bracket that i could install (not being a welder) that would beef up the shock mount. Double shear, not single shear. I also added adjustable upper and lower control arms to adjust the pinion and alignment. Pictures in my gallery.

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Are you using a rear sway bar? if so. how is it attached. I want to do similar control arms, but thinking of only having 1 side adjustable and welding a tab for the sway mount
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QA1-DS602
Coilover Shock, Proma Star, Twin-Tube, 18.750 in. Extended, 12.500 in. Collapsed, Eyelet/Eyelet, Each
(Mfr. #: DS602)
mine is a 8.8 as well
these fit the measurements the best, I am at 15.5 at ride height length, and 18.5 extended currently. These should give me the same range and ride in the middle of the shock stroke. went with 250lb Eibach springs, 14" to fit these coilovers. They are single adjustable, as are my fronts. Did not see a reason to go double adj as its a street car for me, will not see track time. I will be using UPR lower mount designed for the 8.8 rear end and recently sourced an upper mount from outcastautoworks. https://www.outcastautoworks.com/col...r-mounting-kit I put a pic of bracket in gallery, would not let me attach here

keep us posted on the progress! lots of pics too please!
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QA1-DS602
Coilover Shock, Proma Star, Twin-Tube, 18.750 in. Extended, 12.500 in. Collapsed, Eyelet/Eyelet, Each
(Mfr. #: DS602)
mine is a 8.8 as well
these fit the measurements the best, I am at 15.5 at ride height length, and 18.5 extended currently. These should give me the same range and ride in the middle of the shock stroke. went with 250lb Eibach springs, 14" to fit these coilovers. They are single adjustable, as are my fronts. Did not see a reason to go double adj as its a street car for me, will not see track time. I will be using UPR lower mount designed for the 8.8 rear end and recently sourced an upper mount from outcastautoworks. https://www.outcastautoworks.com/col...r-mounting-kit I put a pic of bracket in gallery, would not let me attach here
What version front shock/coilover spring rate are you using on the front?
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Old 11-28-2021, 04:00 PM
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Started to work on this today. Original springs were marked 225 so 250 on the coilovers should be ok. Everything went smooth so far. Watch the rear rollbar bracket for clearance. Fyi, the original carrera shocks were worn out. Also the top shock mount had bent the frame bracket slightly, so dual bolt mounts a must.. may have to reroute the brake lines slightly.
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Started to work on this today. Original springs were marked 225 so 250 on the coilovers should be ok. Everything went smooth so far. Watch the rear rollbar bracket for clearance. Fyi, the original carrera shocks were worn out. Also the top shock mount had bent the frame bracket slightly, so dual bolt mounts a must.. may have to reroute the brake lines slightly.
I saw your post on facebook! Very nice. I'm not gonna order my parts. You went with bearing not bushing on the shocks and control arms?
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Old 11-28-2021, 05:27 PM
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Shocks bushing, upper arms bearings and lower arms energy suspension
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Ran into a snag, the Moog sb340 bushings are correct but want the energy suspension ones. I bought some that are too small Energy Suspension 3.2124G. Any ideas on the correct ones
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Old 12-06-2021, 04:24 PM
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Ordered Energy Suspension 3.2125G 1-3/4" OD. Will see if they fit. Can return if not
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Hey FYI the SB340 9/16” center is 3 1/2” wide and what I have is 3” wide center and 2 1/2” wide outer bushing at control arm.
I ordered bushings from Stengel Bro’s Leaf Spring
Part #RB159 at $16.00 a pair
1 5/8” OD x 2 1/2” wide x 9/16 (3” wide)
They will be here soon I’ll let you know if they fit
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Just measured my sb340, they are 3 inch sleeves in a 2.5 inch housing. Direct replacement looking. I REALLY want poly bushings. I can press the Moog in if I need to for a freshen up. However I am waiting g for my proper press sleeves. All should be here Wednesday for fitment

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Old 12-06-2021, 05:02 PM
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Hard to see but upper arms fit perfect with spherical bushings
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Called my friend at Autozone that had the wide SB340s and it turns out he got SB344s, I ordered by wrong truck year not Moog number.
He said they are 1 11/16” OD not 1 5/8”, gotta measure again I just used calipers in the bore.
At $8.00 per bushing tho compared to Autozone at $22.00 I ordered 1 pair they will exchange to 1 11/16” if need be.
What brakes do you have back there?l
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Older wilwoods, will have to see which ones
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