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JVAB's own 50mm Soooper Bitchin Suspenders

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JVAB's own 50mm Soooper Bitchin Suspenders
December 17, 2012 04:05PM
Well tubes are done, here's the lock rings and upper and lower spring seats:




More as progress progresses.



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Re: JVAB's own 50mm Soooper Bitchin Suspenders
December 17, 2012 04:32PM
Have you got inserts yet?



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Re: JVAB's own 50mm Soooper Bitchin Suspenders
December 17, 2012 05:35PM
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Have you got inserts yet?

Making them. Just like the 52 pcs 50mm Subie I did a few years ago, and the Ford one and the pair of Lancia ones I have....50mm Bilsteins here we come...

Should I post piccies?

Just finishing a jig for quick dis-assembly.



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Re: JVAB's own 50mm Soooper Bitchin Suspenders
December 17, 2012 08:14PM
Are these the ones with the e36 style bottom that you were talking about?
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Re: JVAB's own 50mm Soooper Bitchin Suspenders
December 17, 2012 09:19PM
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Are these the ones with the e36 style bottom that you were talking about?

Are these? Which these? Scheduled is 2 Audis and fronts for John Reed Toiletta Commodah, and Dave "Bigger MUST be better-er" Kern for the no1 BMW car....

need some?



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December 17, 2012 10:12PM
Id liek two of those top hats for the old volvo.
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Re: JVAB's own 50mm Soooper Bitchin Suspenders
December 17, 2012 10:22PM
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Dave "Bigger MUST be better-er" Kern for the no1 BMW car....

Those will go great with his plus 3.5" towers and 10" travel shocks or +6" towers and 12" shocks in rear that will result in many popped CVs and eventually a $1500 pair of halfshafts...
The 40s must not have been performing to his liking on stage. Well, I guess I better take them and put them on my daily driver since I know where they are.



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Re: JVAB's own 50mm Soooper Bitchin Suspenders
December 17, 2012 10:27PM
Now that is a Santa's workshop that makes me smile!!



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Re: JVAB's own 50mm Soooper Bitchin Suspenders
December 17, 2012 10:58PM
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Dave "Bigger MUST be better-er" Kern for the no1 BMW car....

Those will go great with his plus 3.5" towers and 10" travel shocks or +6" towers and 12" shocks in rear that will result in many popped CVs and eventually a $1500 pair of halfshafts...
The 40s must not have been performing to his liking on stage. Well, I guess I better take them and put them on my daily driver since I know where they are.

I think the aboriginals are going on one of the other 318s and then another set (which I have to drill the holes in the parts---which are done already) will go in the 3rd 318 waiting..
And I think the fronts were "perfect straight out of the box".



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Re: JVAB's own 50mm Soooper Bitchin Suspenders
December 18, 2012 12:22AM
40mm fronts were just fine! Rears were good too after fiddling with bumpstops. Not ordering new stuff for my car now...that stuff is for Ted. The car ran fine with the extra bit of droop on the shocks of Stig, but when trying to gain some additional bump travel, the result was that it lost an inch of droop. No reason not to try and improve on tower placement on compact 2.0.

I will however probably get a set of 50s for the front of my car and move the 40s over to the 4cyl compact when these become available...or when I need spare to take to an actual rally.

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Re: JVAB's own 50mm Soooper Bitchin Suspenders
December 18, 2012 01:02AM
if I can make it home for more than 24 hours I've got shit to send you.
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Re: JVAB's own 50mm Soooper Bitchin Suspenders
December 23, 2012 07:39PM
Latest snooze, a whole bunch of 50s disassembled with the Soooper Bitchin Jig


Cleaned and ready to weld the tops on the off for chroming.. Prolly oughtter do 5-6 more at same time.


Better order some..



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Re: JVAB's own 50mm Soooper Bitchin Suspenders
December 23, 2012 09:02PM
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Better order some..

How much for BMW fronts? When you needz $ by?
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Re: JVAB's own 50mm Soooper Bitchin Suspenders
December 23, 2012 09:07PM
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Better order some..

I think I ordered some, how much will they be?

And are the 40s unobtanium now and maybe we should upgrade the old struts to 50s also?



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Re: JVAB's own 50mm Soooper Bitchin Suspenders
December 23, 2012 09:46PM
I don't know much about shock and strut design/fabrication, but these things look great, John.


What would be some totally ballpark/guesstimate price figures for a set of 4 for an Xratty and a 92-00 Civic(if you do them, if even necessary in that little car, etc)? I'm in the planning stages and trying to get ideas on prices...Still up in the air between a FWD or RWD G2 car.(I know what you'll suggest winking smiley )
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