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partwerks
post Sep 8 2019, 05:21 PM
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From my trans to my wheels, my axles go uphill at a 10 degree slope. Is that too much?

They angle forward a bit also, but it don't appear to be that much.

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post Sep 9 2019, 05:31 AM
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That rear end must be sitting very low. Badly gagged springs?
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post Sep 9 2019, 05:56 AM
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Looks like aftermarket springs with spacer blocks.
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post Sep 9 2019, 06:04 AM
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So maybe need new springs?
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post Sep 9 2019, 06:34 AM
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So maybe need new springs?


Hard to say. How does the car sit ? Cant see that much. What kind of shocks? They might be Bilstein with adjustable perches. If so adjust them upward. I dont see spacer blocks. Can you take a good picture with the flash on to show the spring?
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post Sep 9 2019, 06:35 AM
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QUOTE(914Sixer @ Sep 9 2019, 03:56 AM) *

Looks like aftermarket springs with spacer blocks.

Check to see if there's another notch to push the perch up another inch....
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post Sep 9 2019, 09:17 AM
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Can we see some pics of your trans mount and the spacer block on the trans side?

The v8 conversions move the trans back 1.5" and your forward to back looks good. The angle from the squat could be because the bolts arent tight enough and therefore the transmission is hanging down or the back is simply too low. which judging from the angle of the trailing arm is not the case.


Lets see a profile of the car as it sits.
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post Sep 9 2019, 10:16 AM
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Actually looks like the transmission is much lower with that conversion.
The problem is that with an angle like that at rest, it's only going to get worse under load.

I'd be worried about the CVs falling apart if you put some serious power through them.
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post Sep 9 2019, 10:19 AM
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Ya I think the trans is falling off the hangers. Pretty common on the V8 conversions.

Most conversions put the trans in the stock location just moved back.
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post Sep 9 2019, 05:23 PM
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Maintenace guy at work, and I made a new trans mount on the back to replace the one the mechanic made that was too weak, and one side broke.
I think he reused the old Subie WRX engine bar. The adapter plate I had made at kitcarchassis.com.

Hopefully pictures will help.

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post Sep 9 2019, 05:29 PM
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Your transmission should be a good 2" higher in the chassis, there's plenty of room above.
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post Sep 9 2019, 05:32 PM
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Also, why are your adjustable shocks all the way up?

How short are those springs? They better be tiny ...
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post Sep 9 2019, 05:36 PM
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QUOTE(SirAndy @ Sep 9 2019, 03:32 PM) *

Also, why are your adjustable shocks all the way up?

How short are those springs? They better be tiny ...
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Probably cuz when ya pay someone to work on it, I would expect them to know more about it than me, but from lots of things I seen. That wasn't always the case.

Are they suppose to be in a different position.
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QUOTE(partwerks @ Sep 9 2019, 04:36 PM) *

QUOTE(SirAndy @ Sep 9 2019, 03:32 PM) *

Also, why are your adjustable shocks all the way up?
How short are those springs? They better be tiny ...
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Probably cuz when ya pay someone to work on it, I would expect them to know more about it than me, but from lots of things I seen. That wasn't always the case.
Are they suppose to be in a different position.

Those springs look waaaay too short, which is why the threaded collar is located on top of the highest groove and then the spring perch is on top of the collar.

I wouldn't be surprised if the part of the collar where the perch sits right now is actually above the shock body and thus has limited support.

Hopefully that's just the angle of the picture though ...
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post Sep 9 2019, 07:14 PM
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QUOTE(SirAndy @ Sep 9 2019, 04:21 PM) *

QUOTE(partwerks @ Sep 9 2019, 04:36 PM) *

QUOTE(SirAndy @ Sep 9 2019, 03:32 PM) *

Also, why are your adjustable shocks all the way up?
How short are those springs? They better be tiny ...
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Probably cuz when ya pay someone to work on it, I would expect them to know more about it than me, but from lots of things I seen. That wasn't always the case.
Are they suppose to be in a different position.

Those springs look waaaay too short, which is why the threaded collar is located on top of the highest groove and then the spring perch is on top of the collar.

I wouldn't be surprised if the part of the collar where the perch sits right now is actually above the shock body and thus has limited support.

Hopefully that's just the angle of the picture though ...
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post Sep 9 2019, 07:22 PM
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Its going to be real low when those rear mounts pull thru. They need the factory washer on the top side of the bolt.
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post Sep 9 2019, 07:27 PM
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QUOTE(BIGKAT_83 @ Sep 9 2019, 05:22 PM) *

Its going to be real low when those rear mounts pull thru. They need the factory washer on the top side of the bolt.



I just have smaller flat washers on the upper trans mounts, and so are you saying that I need washers with a bigger outside diameter so that it doesn't sag?
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This is what you need on the top of mount.
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This won't do any thing for your "sag" the way it is now if the rubber broke your whole engine and transaxle would fall out.

Fix this before you drive the car
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post Sep 9 2019, 08:07 PM
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QUOTE(BIGKAT_83 @ Sep 9 2019, 06:03 PM) *

This is what you need on the top of mount.
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Do I need the round one also, or just the rectangular one on top?
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post Sep 10 2019, 06:06 PM
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QUOTE(SirAndy @ Sep 9 2019, 03:29 PM) *

Your transmission should be a good 2" higher in the chassis, there's plenty of room above.
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Would there be some kind of adjustment to allow the trans to be moved up higher, or how does that work with it being attached to the adapter plate. I had it made at kitcarchassis.com
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