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Alternative to "zero rates".

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 4GUNZ4X4Z, Mar 30, 2005.

  1. 4GUNZ4X4Z

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    Anybody? You can get em from Summit. A little more pricey at $55. They are 1.5" tall.
     
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    looks cool ! i want some indefinat adjustment?
     
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    that looks lie it would break easy
     
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    What are they made out of?
     
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    looks like alum.
     
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    Do they bolt to the springs like the ORD Zero Rates, or are they just a block ??
     
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    there is no hole, they are just 1.5 inch blocks...
     
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    i just read up on them, they arnt designed for a lift (if that matters). they are made to lower race cars that have the opposite u bolt kits.
     
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    seems like you would add risk breakage for an extra 1/2"
     
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    You can get 1.5" zero rates anyway. I wouldn't use those contraptions.
     
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    Those are for cars with spring under to lower them...

    I wouldn't run an aluminum block. Seen too many break. Seen quite a few wear so the axle rocked back and forth on them.

    You can go to most machineshops and they'll make you a pair for about $25.
     
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    Or, you can go even cheaper and take a pair of old overload springs... I know everyone has a bunch laying around, cut them down to 6" long, and bolt em in. They are only around 3/4" tall, but they work as well.
    Mike
     
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    a lot are 1/2 thick, but you can stack them and put them in the bottom of your spring pack.
     
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    I was thinking more along the lines of the fact you can adjust them to 1/4"-1.5" in either direction moving the axle. They are built for race cars and I assume most have higher torque and hps then most of use will ever reach. Lowering block...well sure....thats the idea on a spring under, but doesnt that mean that they do the opposite on a spring over?

    Hey Im not sure how well they'd work, but the simple fact that they are adjustable and a holf inch taller is the reason I brought them to your attention.
     
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    but it's not the height that's adjustable, is it? It looks like you can adjust your axle forward and backwards with them. That seems like an unique capability.
     

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