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Chassis guys ? help me out here.

well i have mocked up my coilovers and im thinking in need too put them farther apart what do you think?


there around 20" apart. im thinking i need to move them closer to the frame rails.they landed right about where the wheelie bars should be.

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IMO the further out you run the coilovers the better they control roll rotation of the chassis. The closer they are to the frame the less leverage the frame will have over the coilovers...........Ron

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Mine are 19 1/2 " apart , but my rear chassis kick up is alot higher than yours allowing my coil overs brackets to be higher also. My bottom wheelie bar mount is directly under the shock and the upper bars come in at an angle and mount to the rear end brace. That looks kind limited with floor space to your top cross member to go that route unless you raised your tin work up.

You could fabricate some brackets to fit on each side of your frame rails and cut a hole in them with a hole saw and weld a straight piece of tubing through them at the height you wanted for a new cross member if you wanted to go that route. I would set them up as wide as possible . I am not a chassis expert , just passing along some ideas.
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the wider the better, but stuff gets in the way.
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i planned on moving them upward, and outward as soon as i configure all the rear bars coming off the cage.

im planning around shock placement... :lol:

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I would give them the widest stance you can, the wider they are the less "rollercoaster" effect you will get. If you havent built or bought your wheelie bars yet there are dozens of configurations to mount and build them to accomadate your shock position. JMO
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