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Old May 6th, 2015, 06:09 PM
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Holy crap that's some serious articulation
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What kind of Springs are these? Who makes them?
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What kind of Springs are these? Who makes them?
Those are RTE... I have the same and they're excellent springs
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mounted my fronts externally recently:

http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...ngs-60472.html
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Those are RTE... I have the same and they're excellent springs
I have RTEs too and they are not as long as that. Are those the old springs they used to make that were really long and allowed you to not run a cone?
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I have RTEs too and they are not as long as that. Are those the old springs they used to make that were really long and allowed you to not run a cone?
They are progressive rte. bought them new about two years ago.
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Old May 7th, 2015, 05:58 PM
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They ride great, I got mine March last year, so they're not the older style. I run cones and retainers.
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Yah wish they were a bit longer but then they limit compression. All in all they are a good compromise.
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I remade mine like this as they were the same as the Qt ones on Wolf's truck as I wanted them double shear on the bottom, I did them as single shear at the time to use easily available parts in the UK. I could be persuaded to make some tops as I have all the drawings still.... wouldn't be BZP though...




This is the sort of flex you'll get but as noted it's all about compromise.



I swapped my upper mounts to these as they now tie into the front h/d wings



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Wow Andy....damn.
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How did you solve the issue?
I have too the RRC external mounts which I'd like to use, but eyeballing I'd say the mount would collide with the intercooler hose.

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I am running the standard RRC LWB outboard front shocks....which was a PITA mounting the 300Tdi turbo pipe...


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Shock bolt mounting orientation?
Parallel with the axle, or parallel with the frame rail? Which at the top, which at the bottom? Does it matter?


I'll be running Fox shocks with polyurethane bushings, not heims. I'm looking to get rid of as much bushing bind as possible.
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Old May 11th, 2015, 08:11 PM
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Parallel with the axle... For both... Helms wear out too fast... I switched to bushings as well...
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How did you solve the issue?
I have too the RRC external mounts which I'd like to use, but eyeballing I'd say the mount would collide with the intercooler hose.
Michele, I just made a custom pipe that had a 90 degree bend to drop down past the top of the shock mount to the bottom of the intercooler.


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Parallel with the axle... For both... Helms wear out too fast... I switched to bushings as well...
That doesn't cause a lot of stress/binding on the bushings under articulation?
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It does... But most of the movement of the axle will still be compression or droop... The axle swings in an arc and the shocks need to shift to follow it... The bushings should allow enough side to side shift...
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Errrr...do you have a photo?

I thought of opening a small window in the mount to leave the hose some room,
but I don't want to weaken the mount...I need to have a look at the whole thing once again, hopefully this spring summer.
The Cube is away at the moment for other works and won't be back for another two weeks I fear...ouff...

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Michele, I just made a custom pipe that had a 90 degree bend to drop down past the top of the shock mount to the bottom of the intercooler.
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