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not enough clearance above rear leaf spring bolt to get sway bar mount plate in

 
Old 04-24-2019, 09:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Bikespace View Post
Here's a shortened VB&P spring, sway bar mount (no sway bar), and poly bushings. I'll have to look into that thread protector.
Thanks Bikespace. Looks pretty similar to mine angle wise.

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Old 04-24-2019, 09:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Mooser View Post
Remember, with the TA hanging, the spring is at the worse angle, when the car is on the wheels, the spring comes up and the angle improves. Some of the images your looking at are with the arm handing (like yours and mine) and others are the car on the ground.
Apples and slightly different apples. I don't see anything particularly wrong with yours (other than the nut being threaded way up, don't know your spring though)
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Old 04-24-2019, 10:07 PM
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Originally Posted by vince vette 2 View Post
Thanks Bikespace. Looks pretty similar to mine angle wise.
Yup! My spring is the same length, too, 1" short, so 1/2" on both sides. It looks like I have longer bolts, though, and my car is on her wheels in the photo.
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Originally Posted by vince vette 2 View Post
Res, Derply,

Thanks for the images.

Res, it's still a little hard to tell on yours. Would you mind crawling under there to get a close up like Derply and my photos Just kidding. I can if you like.

I took a little better shot of mine. It's more clear where the bolt hits the sway bar mount plate. I'd say the angle on mine is somewhere between both or yours. I did order rubber bushings today (Zip, $20 including shipping). I probably won't put them on now. I'm tired of removing and reinstalling stuff multiple times. i think I'll just leave them for now and if I'm antsy consider replacing them next winter.

Res, are those QA1 shocks I see? If so, adjustable and if so single or double? I have the single adjustables on mine but haven't been able to put enough miles on them to even begin trying settings. I just have them at the mid point. They're the non-adjustable QA-1's but work fine for my street driving only.
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Just for reference, my spring is 330# and my car was not originally equipped with the rear sway bar.
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Old 04-25-2019, 09:58 AM
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Res - no need to crawl under there. I think I I've dredged deep enough on this topic

For QA's, I opted for the adjustable as I didn't know what effect the 360# spring might have. My guess is in the end I'll just leave them set in the middle. I suspect that will equate to the character of the non-adjjustables, which you note work fine for street driving and which is what I'll be doing.
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Originally Posted by Bikespace View Post
Yup! My spring is the same length, too, 1" short, so 1/2" on both sides. It looks like I have longer bolts, though, and my car is on her wheels in the photo.
I thinik the bolts may be the same. With the spring loose and the TA's supported with a 3/4" block under them where they enter the frame the bolts are just long enough to reach through the spring and lower bushing and start the nut onto them. I don't need to jack the spring up to get it started.

They may look shorter as I have the nut up higher than in your setup. When I had the car on the road last year, that setting seemed to get close to the original ride height. And it may be turned up even a little from that as I was trying to load up and compress the bushing so the sway bar mount plate could squeeze in.
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