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Old 01-01-2013, 07:50 PM   #1
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How do you relocate spring perches?

About to start my mini tub project and won't be using coil overs. Since I'll be using stock spring perches I figured it would be nice to move them inward for extra clearance. Many people on here have discussed doing so but I couldn't find any pics or details. How far can they be moved in? Does it affect performance or your suspension at all? Would a shorter spring be required? I have a welder I just need some info so please share!
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Old 01-02-2013, 08:17 AM   #2
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Heres a pic from Toms2005gto job, hard to tell what was done here exactly.




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Old 01-02-2013, 09:09 AM   #3
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I would assume you tried to contact Toms2005GTO??

I don't know for sure but did LSPWR do that tub job?

Any reason for not going to coilovers?

There are a couple of mini tub thread floating around that I would look and see what people are doing the talking and ask them.

This thread is done by LSPWR who seems to have done A LOT of mini tubs for people. Nebo's car does not look to have moved the spring perch and yet achieved a mini tub.

http://www.ls1gto.com/forums/showthread.php?t=400244





Unfortunalty for you...Nebo is running a rear coilover:


Note...Tom's2005GTO posted in that thread as well. but by the looks of it, seems like you could still use the factory location of the spring perch. I don't know where you would move it to since it is right outside the frame rail.
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GForce makes a lower shock extension to bring the bottom of the shock mount inboard.. With the Tub, the major gain is elimination of the shock tower mount. Why waste the money on the tub if you are still going to limit yourself to the width you can gain from the top of the shock mount?
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Yep just shot Tom a PM today about it, Im not doing coilovers because I cant afford them. I found some good threads but none where people had info on moving the perches inboard.



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GForce makes a lower shock extension to bring the bottom of the shock mount inboard.. With the Tub, the major gain is elimination of the shock tower mount. Why waste the money on the tub if you are still going to limit yourself to the width you can gain from the top of the shock mount?

I plan on moving the top shock mount inboard as a few others have done, and utilize the gforce bottom spacer.

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Old 01-03-2013, 04:13 PM   #6
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Utilize the frame rail and build a new shock mount off of it. That is all the Gforce upper bracket is doing. That is also what I did on Toms car originally. He did end up with coilovers later on to play with ride height.
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I am in the process of another mini tub now, 18x11's no coilovers.
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I am in the process of another mini tub now, 18x11's no coilovers.

oooo pics pics!!
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No pictures as of now. Haven't had a chance to take any. I am still in the design phase of the new shock mounts
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^ Awesome man, Id love to see some pics too.
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