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Old 02-01-2011, 09:50 AM
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Originally Posted by h0trod389
that almost sounds fun!

thanks for the info guys!

yes i will be mounting the steering box behind the axle, with a drag link to the steering arm on the spindle, so my shackles must be foward of the leafspring.

this brings up another question, when a full load is placed on the done front end, in other instances the shackle should be at a 45 degree angle. is this true in this case? and im assuming that its 45 degrees to the rear of the car?

thanks again guys.
Look at stock cars, the spring shackle is "usually" (not always) straight up and down with it going AWAY from the center of the spring when under load. IIn other words the spring when flattened out gets longer so the eye will move forward leaning the shackle back.

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