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Re: a few suspension options for HD/HE

Postby jitb » Fri Jul 24, 2009 8:55 pm

i agree....
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Postby jitb » Sat Dec 26, 2009 1:09 am

alpha ur pics are gone,can u rehost them especially the fd and hd comparison!
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Re: a few suspension options for HD/HE

Postby Matsuda9 » Sat Dec 26, 2009 8:08 am

send them to me i will host them here. this is usefull stuff. :)
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Postby alpha » Sat Dec 26, 2009 8:27 am

they are working for me??
weird.


anyways HUUGEEEEEE update

there is a guy who modified FD shocks to fit into HD...
rears are moderate drop(my guess will be 60mm) and front is pretty much on the ground(30-40mm)...
so in my opinion its not worth it:(
and that guy said that it was a mission to make it work too...
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Re: a few suspension options for HD/HE

Postby Matsuda9 » Sat Dec 26, 2009 8:49 am

the key to all of these things, is to get tops and bottoms to match, once you get that any after market suspension place should match up a unit for you

meaning (as for HC):

we take FC casing (with bottom bracket that matches HC)
have taller insert fitted
have higher rate springs

bonus of having the tops the same is that you could use the caber/caster tops :)
with HC, not so lucky the tops are different to FC
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Re: a few suspension options for HD/HE

Postby alpha » Sat Dec 26, 2009 9:02 am

problem is that FD and HD/HE shocks are in one piece...so, unless you make custom casings and just buy any sutable inserts, it wont work that well, unless you have reasonably big budget.
basically that guy cut off eyelet and a fork from HD shock and fitted it onto FD shocks...thing is youre not allowed to heat gas shocks?so not sure what happened there

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Re: a few suspension options for HD/HE

Postby Matsuda9 » Sat Dec 26, 2009 9:08 am

i was talking coilovers.... so yeah, budget is extra :)
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Re: a few suspension options for HD/HE

Postby alpha » Sat Dec 26, 2009 9:11 am

well i will have a look into FD adjustables, but im pretty sure that most of em are single piece...
i mean it will be much easier to just get coilover sleeves and weld em onto HD shocks...ride will be slightly improved from stock/cuts and thread will sag but mehh, you gota drop in the end...

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Re: a few suspension options for HD/HE

Postby jitb » Sat Jan 02, 2010 10:21 am

can u get him to come on here, and show us what he did or had to do.

i wanted to see the work involved to get these to fit, and try an aftermaket coilover setup. Is this the oem fd strut? or an aftermarket colover?


and yea taht is crazy low...lol
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Re: a few suspension options for HD/HE

Postby alpha » Sun Jan 03, 2010 2:08 am

it was his dad selling it for him, its off trade me now, i asked him what he did an all he said is custom work...they used tein FD3s adjusties...said it was a bit of a mission to fit, plus front waay to low


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