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GreyMatter

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I'm converting my 2000 truck to links and I have a question about bypasses and coilovers.

I currently have 16" 3.0 king bypasses, I found a set of 18" 2.5 coilovers, can I run the bypasses forward of the coilovers? Or is there a specific reason the coilover is forward of the bypass?
 

partybarge_pilot

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Nothing wrong with it, tuning will be a little different and your spring rates will be a little lighter.
 

GreyMatter

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That's good news, cause I think the springs are a little light, won't really know till I get it together
 

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Also...
Do I want the coilovers and bypasses straight up and down at full droop, or does it matter?
 

gwizz

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eh just shorten the stroke of the shock and run it in front. your going to be fabbing everything from scratch anyways right? pluss your better off running less shock travel for the same ammount of wheel travel. also it should be stronger the more compressed the shock is/better loading on the shock bearing.
 

gwizz

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angle is a builder preference, but there are handling/chassis loading differences between strait and angled. tho at ride they almost always are angled some.

long story short the more angled the shock the more stability in regards to body roll, but it also looses its mechanical advantage with dampening bumps, ie falling rate as the shock flattens under compression.
 

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You want the shocks at 90* to the arm at full bump. Getting the arms mounted as far out on the axle as possible will help with sway control. This is not builder preference, it is fact.
 

gwizz

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You want the shocks at 90* to the arm at full bump. Getting the arms mounted as far out on the axle as possible will help with sway control. This is not builder preference, it is fact.
did you even read what he said. or what i wrote?..
 
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