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7/31/10 8:44pm - Original Message: 'Back end ride heighth'
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Ash Fork, AZ - USA

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The heighth at the impact bar is 18.5" it should be 16.5" according to the good book.  Rebuilt trailing arms and new KYB GR2 shocks with original composite spring.  Bolt lengths not changed.  Anyone have any ideas?
 
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7/31/10 9:58pm - Reply: 'Back end ride heighth'
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I'd let 20 pounds of air out of each rear tire than measure again. LOLLOL
Sorry if I hadint of said it Joel wood ave.
 
I do not know what the fix is, but I'm waitin to hear from the brite boys on dis one.
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7/31/10 11:55pm - Reply: 'Back end ride heighth'
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Don't know that new shocks would increase your ride height that much, but....

Put a few turns on the spring nuts to shorten the length - equal amount on each side.  Measure, and put a few more turns on if necessary.
 
That's what I would try.


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8/1/10 9:02am - Reply: 'Back end ride heighth'
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Ash Fork, AZ - USA

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ebo, great idea!  I did that and it did drop a little. I then taped 200lbs of old lead sinkers to the bumper and that seems to have fixed the problemLOL
 
Norsky, i'll try the shocks tomorrow, it's clam party today and I'll be shuckin' clams all day, at least until the beer kicks in the they all get put on the grill for steamers!


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