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The measurments on my coilover mounts c-c are, 13" on top and 22" on bottom.

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The measurments on my coilover mounts c-c are, 13" on top and 22" on bottom.
I was not aware that the coil-overs did not have to be straight vertically. Is it OK to angle them and how much ?
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I was not aware that the coil-overs did not have to be straight vertically. Is it OK to angle them and how much ?
You can angle them, remember the more you angle them, The more you lose what they where designed to do... Me I don't ''NEVER'' angle them.. I have always looked at it like this...Take a board 4 feet long,and set it up level, Which way do you think the board would be more supported.. Take the shock's put them all the way out on the end's,, Now put them straight up and down.. add weight to the top of the board..It will be more stable,, now take the same set up,, And now take just the top of the shock's angle them inward a little...The weight on the board will not be supported as well..The more you angle the shock, the more the shock stop's doing what it was made to do...Me myself ,I think the more you angle them,, the more you create the car to want to roll... (KINDA LIKE A C-SAW)..I know the book's say different,, But I think they are wrong,, That's me... Everyone will tell you it will help body roll... Yea OK... I have set up too many cars with the shock's straight up in down,, and ''NEVER'' had one car that had bad body roll, I have set up many that way,, And rode in the same car's set up with them on angle's,, And ''NEVER SEEN ONE ACT DIFFERENT''.. I know a few people will not agree with this,, But I really don't care.... I will continue building them the way I do it.. This should really bring them out to attack this respond.. Good luck with what you do..

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I'm with New Interiors, I never angle them unless it is a very slight amount to clear something. The minute you start angleing them, you are reducing the effective spring rate and shock dampening ability from the designed specs by a percentage relative to the mounting angle from vertical.
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I'm with New Interiors, I never angle them unless it is a very slight amount to clear something. The minute you start angleing them, you are reducing the effective spring rate and shock dampening ability from the designed specs by a percentage relative to the mounting angle from vertical.
Man!!!!! I sure hope your ready for the attack's !!!! You know you just got into the boat with me..

Well said.. I wish I could put it into better word's.. Then people would understand what I'm trying to say here.. Thanks for understanding what I was trying to say..
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I understand what you are saying,but sometimes you have to go against logic to make something work.With the size and weight of a Morris Minor, I doubt if extreme body roll will be a problem,but, I have been wrong at least once or twice.
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I understand what you are saying,but sometimes you have to go against logic to make something work.
I do understand that..
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If you want to help stop body roll,, I would do it by adding a Sway-bar,, not by angling the shocks,, Sorry that's my way of thinking.. But like I said, I do understand in some build's you have no choice but to angle them.. not because of body roll..

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Thanks Guys, I have widened the frame out to 24" and welded it in the car. I will now have 18" between the shocks instead of the original 12" and I feel much better now ...
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Thanks Guys, I have widened the frame out to 24" and welded it in the car. I will now have 18" between the shocks instead of the original 12" and I feel much better now ...

That's great to hear Fredbaker... You will be much happier that you did.. We need to see some pics of your car..
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