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Old 07-04-2010, 04:25 PM
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Rear shock stud angle

Heres some pics of the lower shock studs on the Moser 9 inch in my Chevelle. This angle dosen't look good to me , what do you guys think ?
Gene
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Poor shock alignment.

Hello Gene. Your observation backs up your concern. For whatever reason the rear lower shock stud angle is way off as you noticed. The problem of early rubber bushing failure is a warranted concern. The bushing failure will result in metal to metal contact and destroy the shock absorbers' lower eye. Was the rear end designed for your vehicles application? If not, modification to the lower stud mount is possible. As long as both shocks will clear the coil spring seats, an easy modification is to first slide the lower shocks off the stud and cut the factory welded lower stud shock mounts half way between axle housing and stud from front to rear (not all the way) just enough to allow the mounts to bend upward with pressure from a boxend wrench to achieve the correct angle (recommend using a die grinder and cut off wheel as opposed to flame cut near the fuel tank or lines). When they look right you can MIG weld the birdseye cuts and add V shaped metal to strengthen the mounts. Safety glasses and stand-by water pails are a neccesity.
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Thanks Roundhouse, It's a Moser 9 inch that was built by them for my Chevelle. Everything fits great except the lower shock angle. Oh well just a little rework. Gene
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