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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-20-2010, 03:12 PM Thread Starter
 
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Lower shock mount on A-arms

Just a heads up here.
Anyone mounting coils up front needs to check the clearence of the bottom spring cup. When the arms are at full ext, it hits the brackett and puts a bind on the shaft.I took a side grinder and notched it out. This might only be a problem with the Elkas.
I really think that the lower mounts are not made with the correct orientation for any shock. I'm sure it was just an easier way to fabricate. I'm going to make different ones for the fronts because of this.Unless, someone like Kevin( with all his great fabrication skills) might want to make one up that can be welded in place of these???.
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Re: Lower shock mount on A-arms

post a pic of how yours are hitting the bracket...
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Re: Lower shock mount on A-arms

Sorry for the delay in getting these pics.
There are two before, and two after pics showing how the spring cup hits the mount. I had to grind for the cup and the lower shock mount itself. Look to the right of the bolt and you will see that I made a slight radius next to it for clearence. This might just be an Elka issue but it doesn't hurt to check. Jack the front up and let the A-arms sag to see if it clears.100_1462.jpg

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Re: Lower shock mount on A-arms

thanks for sharing the pic... your idea looks like it will work but Im gonna have to give some input with some constructive criticism for other users..

I wouldn't recommend the average Joe grinding the shock mount, unless you really know what you are doing...
over-grinding could weaken the shock mount and could lead possible cracking, bending or breaking....

my kings come with a raised spring cup plate and they dont hit... Ill try to put some pics tomorrow...
might want to try to see if Elka has a similar product to make sure there is no binding....

or go with kings......

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Re: Lower shock mount on A-arms

Yes, this is known by Elka as well. When Damon worked with Elka on the first set ever put on a revolt they found they needed a different cup. Elka either made a special or had one that would work. I specifically remember them having to wait a week to get them in. I am surprised Elka isn't delivering them with the appropriate cup since they know of the issue. I'm sure Tony does!
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Re: Lower shock mount on A-arms

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Yes, this is known by Elka as well. When Damon worked with Elka on the first set ever put on a revolt they found they needed a different cup. Elka either made a special or had one that would work. I specifically remember them having to wait a week to get them in. I am surprised Elka isn't delivering them with the appropriate cup since they know of the issue. I'm sure Tony does!
I'll ask Tony the next time I talk to him.
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