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PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2011 6:31 pm Reply with quote
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This 12-bolt has done nothing but piss me off. Now I can't figure out what the hell is going on here. I have a chassis mount TQ arm with the angle set at -2*, the adjustable control arms are set to factory length, sportlines, and the shocks are summit 3 ways (the CE knock offs), which worked fine with the 10-bolt. The wheels are centered in the wheel well, so adjusting the control arms is out. I do have a set of LCA brackets that have yet to be put on the car, but I doubt that would be the issue... could be wrong though.



I can not figure out why the hell my shocks have such an angle to them. This has to stress the bolt. Any ideas?




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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 6:58 am Reply with quote
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shorter bolt?

cant remember off hand, but is that "spacer" to the left of the shock moveable?

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 7:29 am Reply with quote
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Cant see ish on this PC will have to look at home...
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post a side shot at the driveshaft and pinion at ride height. other than that, who made the rearend?

if you still have your stock rear, put an angle finder on the rear surface (where the cover seals) and zero it out. then put the angle finder on the shock mounts to see the difference. that will allow you to check your 12 bolt to see if the brackets are welded on in the correct spot.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 8:44 am Reply with quote
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and take a measurement and be sure the rear is centered under the car, not just visually centered in the well.
this wont affect your shocks but will have positive effects when you go to the track.
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Just bring the heap up here.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 5:34 pm Reply with quote
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Diggler wrote:
post a side shot at the driveshaft and pinion at ride height. other than that, who made the rearend?

if you still have your stock rear, put an angle finder on the rear surface (where the cover seals) and zero it out. then put the angle finder on the shock mounts to see the difference. that will allow you to check your 12 bolt to see if the brackets are welded on in the correct spot.


I will get more pics soon. It's a Moser 12-bolt that came out of an LS1 car. I do have my 10-bolt, but won't be able to get to it this weekend. Thanks!


Shon Herron wrote:
and take a measurement and be sure the rear is centered under the car, not just visually centered in the well.
this wont affect your shocks but will have positive effects when you go to the track.


How should I go about taking measurements? Any advise? Joe brought his turd by and it appears his shocks are at a slight angle as well, just not so bad. His rear is also further back in the in car than mine. So this could be a factor.

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I measure at the front LCA mount to the rear and make them the same.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 5:56 pm Reply with quote
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Shon Herron wrote:
I measure at the front LCA mount to the rear and make them the same.


I think I am going to move one side back 1/4in and see how that goes, then do the same on the other. I think that might take car of the problem.

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Matts94Z28 wrote:
Shon Herron wrote:
I measure at the front LCA mount to the rear and make them the same.


I think I am going to move one side back 1/4in and see how that goes, then do the same on the other. I think that might take car of the problem.
MEASURE IT and make both sides the same length.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 6:09 pm Reply with quote
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looking at the pinion angle again in the pic- it looks like youve got alot of angle there but its hard to tell. did you use the madman method to set it up? do you have any vibration going down the road or under power?

to setup your lca's-
1. put the front of the car on some ramps and the rearend on some jackstands. center the rearend side to side, and make sure the car is pretty close to level.

2. drop a plumb bob off the grease fitting on each of the front lower balljoints and make a mark on the concrete. then drop a plumb bob off the center of each axle hub and make a mark on the concrete.

3. all those marks you made on the concrete should allow you to square everything up. both front to back and diagonally, make both sides the same. adjust your rear lca's to square everything up. also may need to tweak the panhard a bit.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 6:14 pm Reply with quote
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Thanks Diggler. That's pretty damn simple

Now I need an adjustable PHB. ballchain

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Matts94Z28 wrote:
Thanks Diggler. That's pretty damn simple

Now I need an adjustable PHB. ballchain
re-read my post, i edited it like 7 times. lol

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Matts94Z28 wrote:
Thanks Diggler. That's pretty damn simple

Now I need an adjustable PHB. ballchain


Not certain, but brotha Dan has a PHB on his shelf, dunno if its adjustable or not. I was thinking it was.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 6:50 pm Reply with quote
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Green to da Bean wrote:
Matts94Z28 wrote:
Thanks Diggler. That's pretty damn simple

Now I need an adjustable PHB. ballchain


Not certain, but brotha Dan has a PHB on his shelf, dunno if its adjustable or not. I was thinking it was.


Hit me up if it's for sale. I need one.

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