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Old 07-11-2016, 11:03 AM   #41
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Jerry finished 6th at GoodGuys Columbus All American Sunday. The only cars ahead were Popp's in the C5, Marshall Reinert in his C5, Hoback in his C5 and Bryan Johnson in his Optima winning 5th Gen. We were pretty happy with the performance for sure.



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Jerry finished 6th at GoodGuys Columbus All American Sunday. The only cars ahead were Popp's in the C5, Marshall Reinert in his C5, Hoback in his C5 and Bryan Johnson in his Optima winning 5th Gen. We were pretty happy with the performance for sure.



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Jerry finished 6th at GoodGuys Columbus All American Sunday. The only cars ahead were Popp's in the C5, Marshall Reinert in his C5, Hoback in his C5 and Bryan Johnson in his Optima winning 5th Gen. We were pretty happy with the performance for sure.



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6th is tremendous considering the difference in money spent in those cars
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I realize I swapped virtually all suspension components, but on a quick shakedown run....dayum.
Well "dayum" is something I like to hear.
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Jerry finished 6th at GoodGuys Columbus All American Sunday. The only cars ahead were Popp's in the C5, Marshall Reinert in his C5, Hoback in his C5 and Bryan Johnson in his Optima winning 5th Gen. We were pretty happy with the performance for sure.



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Congrats on the placement! It was good to talk to you guys. I was also trying to hold it down in my purple beast. 16th is best I could do but I was more than pleased with it. Had a couple of people surprised that it's basically stock with suspension goodies...no one believed me.



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Congrats on the placement! It was good to talk to you guys. I was also trying to hold it down in my purple beast. 16th is best I could do but I was more than pleased with it. Had a couple of people surprised that it's basically stock with suspension goodies...no one believed me.
It was great to meet you and run with you, your car did very well and looked great. Hopefully next year we can do it again Ryan
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It was great to meet you and run with you, your car did very well and looked great. Hopefully next year we can do it again Ryan
Thank you. I would have liked to be on some Rivals like everyone else to really see where I would finish. Nitto NT555's that I daily drive on got me around the course but I was squealing like a pig.

I wish I was able to get a ride but I was right behind you guys in order to run.
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In the middle of replacing my front Bilsteins with Koni SA right now. Wish I saw these before I ordered the Konis earlier this year. Nice work guys, they look great.

Question about the front setup - since the stock strut mount goes away along with the 4 bolts, how does that top stock mount fit bolt in?
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We include a Mount that bolts up through the factory shock tower that converts it from a stud mount to a double sheer bearing mount.

You can see the black mount in the picture .
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In the middle of replacing my front Bilsteins with Koni SA right now. Wish I saw these before I ordered the Konis earlier this year. Nice work guys, they look great.

Question about the front setup - since the stock strut mount goes away along with the 4 bolts, how does that top stock mount fit bolt in?
The washers in the bottom right of UMI's picture are beefier than they look, they actually sandwich the upper mount and you torque it all together.

here is a potato quality picture of them assembled (obviously not sandwiching the control arm yet:
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I see now. And the bolt that holds it on sticks out into that cone shaped area where the tip of the shock rod used to extend into.
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The washers in the bottom right of UMI's picture are beefier than they look, they actually sandwich the upper mount and you torque it all together.

here is a potato quality picture of them assembled (obviously not sandwiching the control arm yet:
Thanks for the Photo to explain the mounting procedure!!

Let us know how they work after you get them installed.

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Thanks for the Photo to explain the mounting procedure!!

Let us know how they work after you get them installed.

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Oh they're already installed I'm still doing a bunch of adjustments, took some time off of work to ride my bicycle though so it'll probably be a little while.
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I see now. And the bolt that holds it on sticks out into that cone shaped area where the tip of the shock rod used to extend into.

That's correct. You remove the rubber "insert" from the top of the plate that holds the upper control arm in place and bolt the adapters (shown in the previous pic) through the hole and the nut and end of the bolt fit up inside the hole where the end of the factory shock stud used to go.
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Got out for a test and tune today, the car felt much much much much better than it ever did with the stock junk. That being said, I'm stilling getting contact with my strano rear sway and the bottom shock mounting bolt we recentered it in the parking lot, but it went right back to problematic again. Might have to go back to the stock bar to get clearance back.
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Got out for a test and tune today, the car felt much much much much better than it ever did with the stock junk. That being said, I'm stilling getting contact with my strano rear sway and the bottom shock mounting bolt we recentered it in the parking lot, but it went right back to problematic again. Might have to go back to the stock bar to get clearance back.
We were able to get the rear kit to clear with the Strano rear bar. I am not sure how you have yours mounted but here is what we did.

1. The shocks need to be installed right side up, the adjuster at the top and not at the bottom. Our instructions suggest at the bottom and the shock being upside down but this doesn't work with all bars.

2. Make sure the bolt that mounts the shock to the lower bracket has the head facing the sway bar and not the nut side.

3. Lastly, we use collar clamps to prevent any side to side movement of the sway bar. We mount them on each side of the sway bar bushings and this prevents the bar from walking side to side.

Does any of this help?
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We were able to get the rear kit to clear with the Strano rear bar. I am not sure how you have yours mounted but here is what we did.

1. The shocks need to be installed right side up, the adjuster at the top and not at the bottom. Our instructions suggest at the bottom and the shock being upside down but this doesn't work with all bars.

Already done

2. Make sure the bolt that mounts the shock to the lower bracket has the head facing the sway bar and not the nut side.

Already done

3. Lastly, we use collar clamps to prevent any side to side movement of the sway bar. We mount them on each side of the sway bar bushings and this prevents the bar from walking side to side.

Haven't thought of that I'll have to give it a shot

Does any of this help?
Responses inline. I also have some pictures of my clearances earlier in the thread it seems to shift a little, but the clamps should resolve that I guess. FWIW: this is on an MWC FAB9 so it probably isn't the exact configuration you guys are running, although I wouldn't expect that to matter.
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I just bought the UMI Strano Afco coil overs and also I'm running a MWC Fab 9 with watts link so I will be picking your brain blackandgold as much as possible when it comes to set up and tuning. I'm curious how close my clearance will be in the back and with the Strano bar or not with the Strano bar (I need to order both those from Sam).
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Check out the pictures I posted earlier in the thread, it's tight. I got a lot of contact on the passenger's side. Hopefully some clamps will resolve that, but I'll need to get some pictures and call Sam to make sure I didn't damage the bar. Everything else is pretty much smooth sailing for the install.
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