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Old 08-21-2008, 04:10 PM   #1
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Front Lower Shock Mount Rubbing at the LCA

Hello.

My lower front shock mounts rub at the LCAs. The shock could expand about 3-4" more without that rubbing.

Can I trim the lower shock mount and cut some metal away? I dont have the money for new LCAs.

Heres a pic whre you can see what Im talking about.



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Old 08-21-2008, 06:08 PM   #2
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That's the problem with too much lift on stock arms. Yeah you can trim it some, but odds are if you let it flex anymore you'll do one of three things. Either start eating thru bushings like candy, tear a mount off the axle, or crack the mount on the frame. None of which is really a fun thing to mess with.

Just leave them as they are right now and replace arms as you can.

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Old 08-21-2008, 07:15 PM   #3
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time for new ca's
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Old 08-22-2008, 02:33 PM   #4
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ok, then ill wait until i have the money for new CAs.
will 2 front LCAs be enough?
i hoped that i dont have to spend some more mone this year for parts...
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little early to start thinking that isnt it!
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Nico - new arm's are probably going to be needed in the rear as well if the rear arms are rubbing too. The one thing I like about my RE lower arms is that they are off-set on the axle end for that little extra clearance.

Mine are the Super-Flex though with the flex ball on the axle end.
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im with AZTJ, I have the same RE superflex arms and they work great.
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i just spent about 2000$ for parts. now its time for some other things like a holiday with my girlfriend and the renovation of my apartment.

perhaps next spring ill buy a set of 2 adj. TB and 8 adj. CAs. until then i have to use the stock parts...
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I would keep an eye on the arms and mounts until then... don't want to tear anything and not be able to fix it.
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i just spent about 2000$ for parts. now its time for some other things like a holiday with my girlfriend and the renovation of my apartment.

perhaps next spring ill buy a set of 2 adj. TB and 8 adj. CAs. until then i have to use the stock parts...
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Your priorities are way off, how can you live with yourself.


I want to live with my GF.
For that I have to learn a new word: "compromise"


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