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Thread: The new rear suspension is done....
DPassmore


Hauling
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posted March 01, 2003 06:39 PM

The new rear suspension is done....

Here it is.Traction bars used as never seen before.It's a standard camaro traction bar with a block welded to the frt of it.The block has a teflon bushing and steel sleeve that's bolted up using the stock frt perches.Track locator used as a panhard bar.QA1 coil over shocks.Still test and adjusting.









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Draggin_2600i


Redlining
Posts: 235
posted March 01, 2003 09:33 PM

nice... Is that a REPU rear end? I haven't really looked at mine since the truck is in the shop.... Have you driven on the QA1 shocks?
I was thinking of getting somne since it would be nice cuz they could be replaced with Shockwave shocks by air ride technologies.. They have airbags and use a QA1 shock also..

Nice setup..

       
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DPassmore


Hauling
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posted March 04, 2003 05:42 PM

That's a GM rear end.The shocks or suspension are a little stiffer than I wanted.I'm not done though.
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Draggin_2600i


Redlining
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posted March 05, 2003 09:05 AM

Aren't those shocks 12 way adjustable though... Maybe you need lighter springs..

       
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brad


Rotorhead
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posted March 05, 2003 11:50 AM

nice

that looks like a nice setup. the truck will handle better if the panhard rod is lower, like lower than the axel centerline. that will lower the rear roll center a lot.

best of luck and thanks for sharing with us!


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rotormunky


Redlining
Orlando, Florida
Posts: 424
posted March 06, 2003 10:27 AM

What's the width of that GM rear in comparison to the REPU rearend? I was thinking about wapping in a GM rear end just because of the ease ith which you can convert to rear-disc brakes but was concerned with finding one to match the width of the stock rear.

What did that rear end come out of?


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'77 REPU (Some assembly required :)
'91 Cabrio (Battered and bruised, but she's still my baby.)

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DPassmore


Hauling
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posted March 06, 2003 05:30 PM

It's an early chevy II rear end.About 51" an S10 rear end is about 48".Backing plate to backing plate.
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