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Driveway RTI? I'm playing around with shocks and furd towers

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by jjlaughner, Mar 10, 2004.

  1. jjlaughner

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    Driveway RTI? I\'m playing around with shocks and furd towers

    I should be getting my furd towers Thursday I'm just wanting to play a little before then. Saturday is the 4 wheel parts march madness sale and events. They are going to have an RTI ramp, a rock garden and show n' shine. I'm thinking if I can get my towers on and shocks mounts I might try the RTI out.

    Anyone have driveway pics of flexing (without the aid of a forklift) /forums/images/graemlins/ears.gif

    Also what angle/degree should I mount my towers at?
    I have read the tech artical, a couple times, but anyone try different degrees of angle?
    I'm thinking I might wire the shock to half stroke and mounting the bottom section, then vice grip them to the frame and mark the two holes from the back side then drill the third after those two are bolted up.
    How many have done the towers? Pics?
     
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    Re: Driveway RTI? I\'m playing around with shocks and furd towers

    I am going to figure out how much uptravel until I hit my bumpstops and set my towers up in such a way to allow them to hit the bumpstops and maybe another 1/2" just for safety, and use the rest for down travel.

    Much better to have a shock extend to its limit than bottom out and break the mounts. A few minutes with a tape measure will go a long way here IMO and it isn't an exact science, just make sure they won't bottom out.

    I haven't done mine yet, I'll be doing them this weekend.
     
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    Re: Driveway RTI? I\'m playing around with shocks and furd towers

    How are you going to get the rivets out? I contemplated the torch but there is the whole fuel line issue on the passengers side /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif Then again I thought about center punching them and drilling /forums/images/graemlins/hack.gif

    My towers should be here today according to the UPS website, so I might have to push the project truck out the garage long enough to do my shocks tomorrow (it will be odd driving a vehicle in instead of pushing it /forums/images/graemlins/ignore.gif).
     
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    Re: Driveway RTI? I\'m playing around with shocks and furd towers

    I already used an air hammer to cut my rivets.
     
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    Re: Driveway RTI? I\'m playing around with shocks and furd towers

    [​IMG] /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif

    Maybe I will get them put on tomorrow
     
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    Re: Driveway RTI? I\'m playing around with shocks and furd towers

    before someone asks why two sets

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    /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
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    Re: Driveway RTI? I\'m playing around with shocks and furd towers

    I was thinkin the same thing on the angle issue. I can't imagine that it's all that crucial and I'm thinkin that as long as you get it as close to stock as possible you're good to go. I spose I'll find out within the next couple of days as I'm tired of the towers just settin around in the garage. Good luck to y'all in the future and post up the results of what ya did.

    Allan
     
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    Re: Driveway RTI? I\'m playing around with shocks and furd towers

    First thing I did was cut the tower off right where they bend /forums/images/graemlins/hack.gif

    I ground the heads off the rivits then used an air chisel to remove them.

    If you mount a shock in the lower bracket and lean it back, you will find the angle. Pretty simple. Look at my 88Silverado link and you can see how they are mounted and the angle /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif

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