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Old March 2nd, 2013, 10:06 PM   #21
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sounds like a geometry problem along with lack of shock tuning
i would agree. but cant imagine axle shock mount placement is helping. it is far to narrow.


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Old March 2nd, 2013, 10:07 PM   #22
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i would agree that they are way to narrow to be stable
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Old March 2nd, 2013, 11:03 PM   #23
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do you think a sway bar will fix or at least help the stability issue?
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Old March 3rd, 2013, 06:50 AM   #24
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A proper 4 link setup will help your cause.
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Old March 3rd, 2013, 05:53 PM   #25
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A proper 4 link setup will help your cause.
yeah that pic looks more like a 5 link thingy or something??????????
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Old March 3rd, 2013, 06:19 PM   #26
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yeah that pic looks more like a 5 link thingy or something??????????
Straight lower links and a wishbone upper link
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Old March 3rd, 2013, 06:33 PM   #27
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Straight lower links and a wishbone upper link
i think i was seeing the driveshaft in the pic and it looked like it was part of the upper link and i was wtf'ing
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Old March 3rd, 2013, 06:36 PM   #28
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i think i was seeing the driveshaft in the pic and it looked like it was part of the upper link and i was wtf'ing
I was seeing the drive shaft as a link also.
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Old March 3rd, 2013, 06:50 PM   #29
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im no coilover expert but common sense tells me with them being mounted in so far on the axle they arent going to work very well. think about how much less pressure it would take you to push one tire up on your setup than if the shocks were mounted further out.
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Old March 14th, 2013, 04:02 AM   #30
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Having the coil-overs mounted as close to the wheel as possible is always a good thing for wheeling, unless you dont mind the bad characteristics.. The only reason i would see the person with the black jeep running at such an angle is that they bought the wrong coil-overs. "aka" wrong travel length, wrong spring rate and dident want to buy the right springs, or that they were in the budget so he could run 4-link and have true coil-overs.

On the upside to having them mounted like the black jeep. If you driving 50 miles and flexing really good alllllll the time, it wont put as much heat or wear and tear on the shocks themselves. Lots of factors to consider. Hence why manufactures mount rear shocks on a angle rather than straight up and down. Gotta love suspension builds!
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