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Mustang 2 suspension travel?

I'm about to install a Welder Series coil spring crossmember in my 50 Plymouth Surburban and am curious as to what travel to expect at the wheel. Most coil overs for this application have 3.5 inches of travel. Using 1/3 for rebound and 2/3 for compression equals around 2.3 inches of compression. Can anyone tell me what the wheel travel will be when the shock compresses 2.3 inches ?

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We have no idea of the distance from the mounting points of the lower and upper control arms to the mounting point of the coilover, but if we assume that the coilover will mount about halfway between the control arm mounting points and the coilover mount, then we could make close guestimate that the tire will move roughly twice as far as the coilover mount, so 2.3 times 2 equals 4.6 inches. And by the way, we have no idea what a Welder Series conversion is. YOU know what it is, but WE have no idea. When asking questions, it will be most helpful to us if you fellows will post everything you can tell us about what you're doing and whose pieces you're using. There are many times that I want to help someone, but just don't have the time to look up the parts the fellow is using. Posting a link to your pieces and parts will help if you can't explain it.

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Okay mr inspector. I got it and will try to improve my inquiries in the future. Thanks for your response
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Suspension travel

When I installed my MII from Welder I had several questions and was able to call and get some answers direct and quick.

As far as travel goes, you want the lower control arms to be level at ride height which will locate your spindle or another way of putting it, locate the spindle ride height, then build a fixture to hold it there while you locate the crossmember in the correct position. To chose a coilover I would talk to the Welder people as to travel and what they recommend for spring rate and shock. Help at all?
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Yes thanks. I have talked to DW at Welder Series and he is most helpful.
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