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Rear KONI Coilovers, boxed arms, Wilwood vented discs


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I suppose some might think this is more of a project want to be blog, but it has some useful 411 for the do it yourselfers. As long as you have a lift and a welder. :-)

The Koni brand fits better than the Billy's

Wilwood rear brakes need to be retro fitted with a spacer for the E-brake cable. Shown welded in place and painted black.

Additional mounts/reinforcements fitted and welded to the control arm.

Brake line clearence is very tight and has to be a longer line than what comes with the rear brake kit.

Upper shock mounts too need reinforcement not shown.

Just to name a few things in order to make this happen.

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Did you reinforce the shock towers for this application? If so do you have pictures?

Thank You

Mark

Yes, but no pictures at the moment due to the install is not final.

Basically for this conversation, there are cylindar caps of thicker

metal and a horizontal bar between.

I'll upload a shot hopefully before this thread gets burried.

more eye candy, but not the project car below.

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Do you not have a stop cable to keep the trailing arm from hanging on the shock when you have it jacked up like that?

doesn't every car have the suspension hanging from the shock at full droop? that is normal. usually the strap is used to restrict travel only when the spring is shorter than the full shock travel. keeps the spring from leaving the perches. if the spring is not loose at full droop, there is no need for a strap.

it looks like the spring is short in the pics, but the height adjusters don't look set yet.

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