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Old 12-02-2019, 10:11 PM
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Lol, I'll bet. Been viewing your YT channel on that build. How do those sleeve style air springs perform? I bought the normal style bags for the rear and figure I'd use one of them to mock up the front, but I REALLY like the looks of that skinny, tall bag. And attaching to the wishbones is a great idea.
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Old 12-02-2019, 10:15 PM
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Lol, I'll bet. Been viewing your YT channel on that build. How do those sleeve style air springs perform? I bought the normal style bags for the rear and figure I'd use one of them to mock up the front, but I REALLY like the looks of that skinny, tall bag. And attaching to the wishbones is a great idea.
They worked but not the greatest. They were right at the Max of their lifting capacity. It took 200 pounds of air to pick that car up because they're so small
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Old 12-03-2019, 03:42 AM
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do you have a build thread

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Old 12-03-2019, 04:31 AM
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Yes sir I will. Awaiting triangulated rear "stuff", and I think I can begin. Gotta build me a stout table first that will keep things straight and true, and the ability to clamp pieces down.
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Old 12-13-2019, 10:03 PM
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They worked but not the greatest. They were right at the Max of their lifting capacity. It took 200 pounds of air to pick that car up because they're so small
LB50, if you dont mind me asking, what was the width (backplate to backplate) on the rear end? I saw here: https://www.quickperformance.com/Sus...nts_ep_44.html that the rear out of an S10 will fit. The one I bought today was only 48" backplate to backplate (54" at the wheel face). I'm guessing the people on another forum, saying an S10 would work are NOT channeling the body and NOT setting the frame on the ground, lol. Bringing a tape measure next time...
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Old 12-14-2019, 12:37 PM
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That rear comes from a 2wheel drive s10, 4wheel drive rears are 4.1/2 inches wider.
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Old 12-14-2019, 01:26 PM
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LB50, if you dont mind me asking, what was the width (backplate to backplate) on the rear end? I saw here: https://www.quickperformance.com/Sus...nts_ep_44.html that the rear out of an S10 will fit. The one I bought today was only 48" backplate to backplate (54" at the wheel face). I'm guessing the people on another forum, saying an S10 would work are NOT channeling the body and NOT setting the frame on the ground, lol. Bringing a tape measure next time...
The rear end dont that car was wider then that. It was from a mid 70s ford pickup. Not 100% sure on the measurment
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Old 12-14-2019, 04:50 PM
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That rear comes from a 2wheel drive s10, 4wheel drive rears are 4.1/2 inches wider.
That's what I was told too and I had no reason to doubt him. The CL pics were definitely an S10. I was just going off that link I provided two threads up. That link I had provided above said that the S10 rears would fit. Definitely NOT the case, lol. I dont even think the 4WD ones would fit. Needs to be at least 8" if not 10" wider than what I bought unfortunately.
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The rear end dont that car was wider then that. It was from a mid 70s ford pickup. Not 100% sure on the measurment
Gotcha. I did some more measuring of what I have, and definitely bringing a tape measure before my next purchase, lol...
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Gotcha. I did some more measuring of what I have, and definitely bringing a tape measure before my next purchase, lol...
I want to say it was in the 60s if I remember correctly. But don't quote me on that
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