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Post by buggin70 on Thu Jul 08, 2010 6:25 pm

how narrow can you get one without notching the towers

well can i build a 5 inch and keep the towers?

i have a 5 inch now w/o towers but it moves way too much....way more then a lp.

anyone have experience with this?
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Post by rpm750 on Thu Jul 08, 2010 6:27 pm

I went 40mm each side 80mm total and mine are upagin the body. 80mm =3.2" so almost 3-1/4"
5" is a no go.
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Re: ball joint beam

Post by buggin70 on Thu Jul 08, 2010 6:31 pm

so i can maybe do a 4 with notched towers?
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Post by rpm750 on Thu Jul 08, 2010 6:35 pm

Hell cut the body out, You know that by doing this you loose turning radius? Mine is the limit, I have my stock turning radius and full wheel travel. If you are tucking some wide ass tires under there then go a head but otherwise I'd only do whats needed.
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Re: ball joint beam

Post by buggin70 on Thu Jul 08, 2010 6:39 pm

ive been driveing mine daily for a while it not that bad and my tires dont rub

or i was thinkin about getting one like this but narrowed more

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Post by buggin70 on Thu Jul 08, 2010 6:41 pm

my car was this low but i had to bring the front up some cause it scraped due to no shocks
i want it this low again

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Re: ball joint beam

Post by fluxcap on Thu Jul 08, 2010 6:50 pm

I'm sure it's possible, but at 5 inches, I doubt you have enough beam sticking out past the wheel well to to even mount a shock tower. If there is any room at all, you could get some plates like these and mount them at the very end of your beam.
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=834755
You'd have to run linkpin style shocks with these.

I've also seen some gusseted ones that go over then up, but couldn't find an ad with them.

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Re: ball joint beam

Post by sploval53 on Thu Jul 08, 2010 6:52 pm

my car has a 4 in it had to notch the shock towers
i have a 5 in beam with no towers that i took out
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Post by sploval53 on Thu Jul 08, 2010 6:54 pm

i have seen ppl build a shock mount to the inside of the finder but you would have to reinforce everything
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Post by buggin70 on Thu Jul 08, 2010 6:56 pm

eric thanks yea ive seen the other ones too..

sploval do u have any pictures of your 4 inch beam
well the towers so i can see how u did it

yea i wanna take my 5 inch one out
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Post by DOODLE BUGG on Thu Jul 08, 2010 11:51 pm

shocks are over rated when you drop and narrow one or atleats on the front
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Post by sploval53 on Fri Jul 09, 2010 12:08 am

my car road like total crap
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Re: ball joint beam

Post by buggin70 on Fri Jul 09, 2010 1:08 am

witt no shocks sploval?

cause i have way too much travel with no shocks
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Post by sploval53 on Fri Jul 09, 2010 1:09 am

yeah without shocks it did it bounced to much
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Re: ball joint beam

Post by buggin70 on Fri Jul 09, 2010 1:11 am

yea it rides better narrowed 4 with shocks?
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Post by rpm750 on Fri Jul 09, 2010 9:46 am

Mine rides ok for a lowered car. But it still will bottom out, Ball Joint, your gona have it.
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Post by buggin70 on Fri Jul 09, 2010 10:54 am

im fine with bottoming out and scraping some but it just hits too too hard
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Post by sploval53 on Fri Jul 09, 2010 5:02 pm

alot better

when i did my shock towers the inside of the towers i cut out about 5 in where it is round on the tower and boxed it in flat
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Post by buggin70 on Fri Jul 09, 2010 5:05 pm

5 in tall?
or wide?
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Re: ball joint beam

Post by sploval53 on Fri Jul 09, 2010 5:24 pm

tall
i cut the round part out and boxed it in with flat
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Post by buggin70 on Fri Jul 09, 2010 5:30 pm

so basicly just flatten those areas
ok

ans what shocks are u using?
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Post by sploval53 on Sat Jul 10, 2010 8:21 pm

i set of lowered shocks from empi
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