And now all together and finished welded:
Compared to a stock MK1 arm and ball joint:
And here with the arms parallel and as they would sit compared to each other mounted up, you can see I managed to raise the balljoint position almost 3/4":
wow thats is just awesome!!!
Well got them mocked up in the car to make the rear mounts and here they are:
Just need to finish weld up the rear mounts. I cycled the front suspension through as much movement as possible without pushing it off the lift and everything seems to work as planned.
There is def more height to the balljoint mount, resulting in more axle to arm clearance as well. When I pull the arms out to send off for plating I will take a pic for comparisons to the stock arm and balljoint.
Finished up the 4th 'point' on the lower tie bar. As well got the rear control arm mounts finished welded and painted up. Put the arms in, with the tie bar, and with them adjusted to match the stock dimensions I still have plenty of room to adjust either way from stock:
And here you can see the added hieght of the balljoint mount on my arms, and notice the extr clearance between the arm and the axle:
Well the carpet showed up today, got it from Stock Interiors, and have to say out of the car looks pretty good.:
I am letting it un-curl from its shipping box for a few days before I try and fit it. I also got an extra roll of padding with heatshield on one side for additional padding underneath. Bit worried about heat gain in the cabin with the closeness of the exhaust and the fact I had to remove the factory tunnel heat shield.
Also pulled the tires off the ole RM's to begin their re-working;
Got my carpet from them. Not to shabby. good price.
Did you get the mass back ?
under $200.oo shipped for color you want, Mass back & specific mold for each car. Caddy as well
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I'm in love with your exhaust that is what I wanted to do with mine but have both go through the side panels but I have a gas tank in the way So for now I'll stick with one
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Penny for your thoughts.
As I was doing the final assembly of my control arms on my bench I was running the arm through the range of motion and noticed how much the rear strut rod heim joint articulates-
Now I completely understand that your truck will likely not be running through the same range of motion that mine will with air ride but do you think there will be any issues with the rear poly rod end binding?
Honestly I am more worried about the poly's binding on the front arms in the rear position. And am thinking about putting them on my Coupe to drive around on them for a bit while I finish the Caddy.
Is the BOV after the throttle plate? If it is you are going to have some issues. When the throttle plate closes the engine is in vacuum, this is what the BOV needs to see to open up. Since the throttle plate will be closed, there will be no boost where I believe you have it. Typically you would like it to be as close to the throttle body, however somwhere in between it and the turbo.