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Old 01-15-19, 08:35 AM
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Just got my coilovers, they are FC units. I will be building some custom Lower Control arms soon.

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Old 01-28-19, 10:09 PM
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Latest update. I have gotten pretty far designing a rear suspension with no bind.

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Old 01-29-19, 09:13 PM
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Man, youíve got a lot of math and engineering going on. Blowing my mind man. Iíll be looking for the next video.

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Man, youíve got a lot of math and engineering going on. Blowing my mind man. Iíll be looking for the next video.

Thanks Andrew
Thanks!! Glad you like what I am doing. I can't wait to get real parts in my hand
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hi drifting dad
andrew what is your 8.8 width
have you cut it or stock wide
thanks for the youtube videos
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Old 02-17-19, 08:27 PM
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hi drifting dad
andrew what is your 8.8 width
have you cut it or stock wide
thanks for the youtube videos
gordie,

my 8.8 is stock width, with my flares I think it will be good. I am not sure how the offset will affect the driveshaft and tunnel clearance though.
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gordie,

my 8.8 is stock width, with my flares I think it will be good. I am not sure how the offset will affect the driveshaft and tunnel clearance though.
andrew can you measure from flange to flange please
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Old 02-18-19, 11:41 AM
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andrew can you measure from flange to flange please
Sure thing, internet says 59.5" with brakes on
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NICE work Freeskier. I've been watching your YouTube videos for a while, and have seen some of your posts, but just found this thread and connected the dots. With your new FC struts are you still using 450 Fr / 350 Rr spring rates? I'm gathering parts for a sbc conversion and looking at coilovers now, but mine will be a street car (not drift or race).

I've ridden in an FB with 350/200 springs, which felt pretty nice all around (compared to my stock 100/85 (?) springs), but I'm not sure if 350 will be enough with the weight of the small block.
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NICE work Freeskier. I've been watching your YouTube videos for a while, and have seen some of your posts, but just found this thread and connected the dots. With your new FC struts are you still using 450 Fr / 350 Rr spring rates? I'm gathering parts for a sbc conversion and looking at coilovers now, but mine will be a street car (not drift or race).

I've ridden in an FB with 350/200 springs, which felt pretty nice all around (compared to my stock 100/85 (?) springs), but I'm not sure if 350 will be enough with the weight of the small block.
Thank you! sorry, I need to link this thread from my youtube channel. I am running 8k springs in the front, which are 450 lb/in. I am unsure of what rear springs to run though, the last ones I ran were 250lb/in in the rear. I would think for a street car 350s will be perfect in the front, my car is super harsh, and I also do not run a front swaybar right now for clearance reasons.
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Working on my LCAs and FC Knuckle Swap

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Gordie my 8.8 is ab9ut 59" rotor face to rotor face
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Gordie my 8.8 is ab9ut 59" rotor face to rotor face
thanks andrew
i am planning for 56" ish to get the rim offset i want
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thanks andrew
i am planning for 56" ish to get the rim offset i want
if you get an explorer axle housing and shorten one side so both sides are the same you should be close!! Just get two of the short axles. I am going to have to trim my tunnel to get the offset housing to work
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Hey Andrew, I hope you don't mind but I used your car to make some wallpaper for my computer at work....

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Hey Andrew, I hope you don't mind but I used your car to make some wallpaper for my computer at work....

That's awesome!! Glad you like the car
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if you get an explorer axle housing and shorten one side so both sides are the same you should be close!! Just get two of the short axles. I am going to have to trim my tunnel to get the offset housing to work
thanks andrew
mine is a housing from a 2005 f150 , aprox 3 1/4 tubes to match to moser weld on flanges for ford big bearing and c clip delete
earlly measurements has me at 17 3/4 tube length
total width with flanges is aprox 55 7/8
this is all just on paper i really need to remove stock rear end and mock the 8.8 in place to get final measurement
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thanks andrew
mine is a housing from a 2005 f150 , aprox 3 1/4 tubes to match to moser weld on flanges for ford big bearing and c clip delete
earlly measurements has me at 17 3/4 tube length
total width with flanges is aprox 55 7/8
this is all just on paper i really need to remove stock rear end and mock the 8.8 in place to get final measurement
Gordie,

It should work well for you. remember I have 6 in wider (3in per side) fenders
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Welding my new brackets on my axle
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Thanks for the video Andrew. Look forward to seeing more.
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Thanks for the video Andrew. Look forward to seeing more.
No problem. I am finishing up the roll cage now and should have the video up this week
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