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Rear suspension set up's

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Hello,

Have any of you got any fancy suspension set ups to help getting off the line?

Mine's been S/A'd and apart from shorter KYB GR2 gas shocks, that's it.

Will bottoming out be a issue?
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Thats the same as my set up seems fine be interesting to see if theres a better option???
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Irs'd and buttys intermediate mount (which is great). LSD. Seriously looking into a rear mount/ cradle too but the turbo and header is in the way, something like this vvvvvvv


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Could also look into adjustable rear shocks to experiment with traction. Not noticed any bottoming out after hard launches even with a 3" tailpipe and a very deep sump.

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Oh yeah i have got a front gearbox strap and "Buttys" intermediate gearboxmount as well,

Shawn your set up is so nice!
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I'm IRS'd with an intermediate mount and it seems to be fine leaving the line with 4k dialed in, small amount of wheel spin, a bit of clutch slip (stage 2) but no tramping or untoward noise or vibrations

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shawn wrote:Irs'd and buttys intermediate mount (which is great). LSD. Seriously looking into a rear mount/ cradle too but the turbo and header is in the way, something like this vvvvvvv


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Could also look into adjustable rear shocks to experiment with traction. Not noticed any bottoming out after hard launches even with a 3" tailpipe and a very deep sump.

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That looks like the one that Volksworld fitted to Andy C's old barndoor.

thing is they forgot to mention a few months later that it sat to low and shouldn't have been solidly mounted when he cracked his case as it hung down so low :roll:
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paul_f wrote:thing is they forgot to mention a few months later that it sat to low and shouldn't have been solidly mounted when he cracked his case as it hung down so low :roll:
Ouch....

I've got SA rear end, with Race Axles / super diff' / extra spider gears etc etc (already shattered stock axles on the start line)
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paul_f wrote:
shawn wrote:Irs'd and buttys intermediate mount (which is great). LSD. Seriously looking into a rear mount/ cradle too but the turbo and header is in the way, something like this vvvvvvv


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Could also look into adjustable rear shocks to experiment with traction. Not noticed any bottoming out after hard launches even with a 3" tailpipe and a very deep sump.

Shawn.
That looks like the one that Volksworld fitted to Andy C's old barndoor.

thing is they forgot to mention a few months later that it sat to low and shouldn't have been solidly mounted when he cracked his case as it hung down so low :roll:
It's in fact a library photo you sent me some time ago Paul!

Definately only a guide as to what to do. A heavy duty rubber 'bobbin' or similar either end would be required. And as you can see it hangs lower than the deep sump so as good as unuseable. I think i'd rather fit the rear mount with a solid rubber buffer to sit under the case rather than bolting it to the case and risking damaging the it. Buttys mount is good but with a heavy ali case and a little bit more torque than your usual hi-po engine I do need to look into reducing any movement.
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Cheers gent's, I've fitted the Speedshop Mid mount (told it was a Gene berg rep type one), new rubbers, Sway away's, superdiff and the like.

I may well wait and see if anything else needs uprating. That rear engine subframe looks like a good idea, just could be a tight fit on the turbo system/manifold.
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I ran my old type 4 motor with a rear engine brace bar and I think it lasted about 3 hours on the road before I ripped it clean off (luckily without any damage) - I'm sure a well designed one would be of benefit but I wonder how much extra noise and vibration you'd get from it if it was solid mounted. Fine if it's purely a drag machine but a pain in the butt if it's to be used on the road as well, I noticed a huge amount more noise and vibration when I used poly bushes instead of rubber - If I'm honest I think my bus is too loud for the road now, I feel for my poor wife and kids when we do a long trip.

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orb wrote:If I'm honest I think my bus is too loud for the road now, I feel for my poor wife and kids when we do a long trip.

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Less of a heavy foot might help... :wink:

I'll try find a photo of a cool rear brace setup I saw a while back. Definately rubber mount everything rather than solid / poly mounts. I've been in a solid mounted panel, and that deafening!
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I'm running Avo coilovers apart from that similar to yours.

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