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TwoSheds
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Questions about dislocation cones

Postby TwoSheds » Wed Apr 15, 2009 6:30 am

While I am mucking about with suspension things I thought I would ask few Q's:

1. Since I have standard suspension on the RRC (and I can't manage to dislocate the springs using jacks) am I likely to need them?

2. Which are preferred: Upper or lower?

3. What's the best bang-for-buck on these?

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Postby nicks90 » Wed Apr 15, 2009 7:47 am

make your own!
if you arent using longer than standard shocks - then you probably wont need them, but if you do upgrade to +2" shocks then you will (at least on the rear).

personally i like those that sit on the axle spring seat, as they make less noise and relocate more accurately.
here's mine.
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Postby Matthews » Wed Apr 15, 2009 6:03 pm

Copy cat
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Postby nicks90 » Thu Apr 16, 2009 8:54 am

absolutely! :lol:

no point reinventing the wheel.
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Postby TwoSheds » Thu Apr 16, 2009 9:31 am

Then cable tie the spring to the top mount, yes?

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Postby davew » Thu Apr 16, 2009 10:04 am

Better to use something more substantial than a cable tie. Make up a clamp out of some bar or use jubilee clips. The bar method is probably safest, 1 piece across the top of the spring mount, one piece through the spring with a couple of bolts to join them together to lock the spring to the mount.

Just remember that if whatever you use lets go while the spring is lifted off the bottom mount the spring will drop off the vehicle altogether !

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Postby Matthews » Thu Apr 16, 2009 7:33 pm

I've made the clamps using both 2 pieces of flat 6mm bar and 1 bottom spring cup n a piece of flat bar, been well tested on my motor for 8 years and Daves for nearly as long , as the idea works brilliantly everybodies now copying it (Nick & others), if you want to get technical the bar that goes under the top spiring mount you can weld a couple of nuts on to make captives as this makes fitting a lot easier (you don't have to fight through the spring with a spanner. The bar method works better than jubilles because it holds the spring in place vertically whereas jubilee clips can allow it to slightyl fall out of its mount at the chassis side and this can give the risk of incorrect realingnment when it relocates. This method has been tried and tested in fairly severe competition environments and works.
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Postby tecnick » Wed Apr 22, 2009 1:13 pm

System works on my motor too, thanks Matthew. I did however loose one top mount clamp and made one a little thinner than Matthews. It bent and fell off. I now have the mother of all cable ties which have lasted twelve months.
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