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My only worry is that the shock shaft itself may not be strong enough to handle the spring loads, as the stocker is designed to be a coil-over setup, and I don't think this one is.

Of course, my worries may be unfounded, however, paranoid people live far longer lives.
The shock I chose is a Coilover Shock.

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The shock I chose is a Coilover Shock.

Test 2 tomorrow
Excellent. As usual, keep us posted, since most of us are too cheap to try this ourselves.
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I had to put in a heavier LF spring at the track. Wheel was bouncing!

So I only had the RF in. But I think I need to tie the upper shock shaft to the upper mount. I don't think the shock is compressing right.

I have an Idea.

Let me work on it.


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So I only had the RF in. But I think I need to tie the upper shock shaft to the upper mount. I don't think the shock is compressing right.
...yeah. I was worried about that. I'm thinking there are some side-loading issues.
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...yeah. I was worried about that. I'm thinking there are some side-loading issues.
I don't think it's side load.

our shocks have a shoulder that the top mount sits on.
This shock doesn't.

Might have to put the top eyelet back on


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This is the first I have seen this thread. I messed around with this a little once. My idea was to remove he eyelet on the bottom and bolt it through the bottom and not through the side like you did. It should gain a couple of inches. The only thing I don't know is if there would be enough control arm clearance. I never got it completed though. I do have one of those Bilstein's though that I could play with....I think it is a 3535.

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I just tried an AFco small body shock(1.64 Dia.) in the stock housing.
It fit!

Going to use as LF shock. Different valving. $80.00 each

The upper mount looks like it will work.
I race Saturday If I get time to get it in we will see.
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How's this setup holding up Paul? I didn't notice the pics until now

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Well they work good when I bolted to the top.
Don't look great, & you wound have to cut up your tops & the top of the tower.

One might make an upper mount & weld on threaded nuts.
Then you would not have to cut the tower.

You would need a proper spring/shock compressor.

Next is the rear shocks. Need to fix a push out of the corner.

send me a PM, will point out the parts I used.


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I just tried an AFco small body shock(1.64 Dia.) in the stock housing.
It fit!

Going to use as LF shock. Different valving. $80.00 each

The upper mount looks like it will work.
I race Saturday If I get time to get it in we will see.
still working on the racing nose. ($100)

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Are these shocks something I might be able to get from Speedway?

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I got my Afco's from our local race shop. Mine was Bicknell.

I'm sure you have one near you.
My Bilstein's came from DAY Motor Sports. They are in Texas.
They have AFCO's as well.


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How's this setup holding up Paul?
Yes, good question.

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Yes, good question.
im also curious how this setup made out. the selections for our cars are nil.
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Between lack of time & rule changes i have been out.

I need a better top mount. someone here was making one i liked.

I can't use an eye bolt upper mount.
I also have to change the gas pedal, solid linkage style.

Engine still apart. but going with long duration cam. about 300* duration.

Got parts for pumpkin that broke when an axle gave up.

Currently my track is in limbo.!
past promoter said no more oval racing.
owner said there will be.


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I also have to change the gas pedal, solid linkage style.
That makes absolutely no sense! I could almost understand if they said you have to change to a cable if they were worried about a rod going into the car and hurting a driver, but why force everyone to adapt an outdated design?

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I need a better top mount. someone here was making one i liked.
Sorry to hear about the Track being out; Developers are taking over...

We lost the "Atomic Speedway" here a few years back; it's a truck maintenance facility now.

Do you remember who was making the upper mounts you mentioned?

I couldn't find anything...

I'd like to get one with the center metal bushing in a size that will clear the racing Koni shocks; they're 14mm instead of 12mm diameter shafts.

And they're a little harder to mount; (and expensive, and...) but I'd buy a set if I could find all the parts to mount them.

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Okay gonna revive this thread for a moment.. Has anybody else tried this shock mod? I have new one inch lowering Vogtland springs.. Thinking about trying this out.. I have new Gabriel Ultras for the front but I'm tempted to buy a set of these Bilsteins and drill my old shocks and attempt this.. question is and perhaps I didn't follow.. was he having issues with the upper shock mount.. ? It looks simple enough for a nice upgrade in ride.
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@MaddMartigan can probably get you a set of upper shock mounts if you ask nice enough . If you can wait on Bilstein, you can probably get a set of their inserts for a Mitubishi 3000GT and do a very similar mod as to what is outlined here. The mount will need to be modified though. More info in the last few pages of my suspension thread. I say if you can wait because the current Bilstein insert used for that mod is currently on back order. You'd be the 3rd person I know of who'd perform that once these units become available. There's a ton more info in @S4gunn 's thread on how to do the mod and whatnot.

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