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Old 04-18-2003, 11:53 AM
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Putting in coilovers in the rear of my 39. Should I get bushed ends or rod ends? Also Im getting ready to mount the upper mount for the shocks and need to know how far apart the upper tabs need to be.

Would also like advice on which brand. Dont want to spend $600 on a set, looking in the $300 range. THANKS
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Stea, By rod ends, I assume you mean the shock piston rod extends thru a hole washers and rubber donuts and nut and by bushings, you mean a round hole on the ends with washer/donuts with a bolt/pin thru. My preference is bushings on both ends even tho some aplications will force a rod end on at least one end. In your case,I assume you will be fabricating your mounts so I would go with the bushings. Ideally, you would place your mounts so the shocks are perfectly vertical, but my preference is to tilt in about 10 degrees, keeping the bushing bolts parallel to the ground. Look at my photo album and you can see a picture of a Carrera Coilover installed with a Triangulated 4 bar. Not too good a detail, but will give you some ideals.

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Rod ends wasnt the best choice of words, I think i should have said "spherical bearings".
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yep thats the set up Trees, my upper mount is a 1 3/4" round tube though with tabs welded to the tube. picked the mounts up from Apllied Racing. What shocks are you using and do u remember the mounting width? I havent welded the tabs yet so they could be adjusted to the width of the shock.
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