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Old 04-08-2007, 12:08 PM   #21
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The CV Joint and the Tripod can only go so far... If you were to go up so far, say you have 20'* and you can only go so far before you go past the limitations of the CV and Tripod, at that point you will be putting a lot of stress on the Diff...

I am not putting too much into this... I'm calling it the way I see it..

Lifting a rear wheel drive presents its own challenges as well... You have challenges with FWD as well..

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Old 04-08-2007, 12:24 PM   #22
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Just to clear some tings up, I was thinking about getting the strut bags not that other difficult stuff. its just basically replacing your struts.
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Old 04-08-2007, 12:25 PM   #23
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Replacing the rear air struts is easy...

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How sure are you that the Caddy RWD rear kit will work on your car? And what are you going to do up front?
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thats why i asked if the fleetwood struts was the same as ours. and im going to do the front also, but not at the same time as the rear.
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Remember he had 20'* on his car. Combine that with a lowered setup from the air bags and it will put a lot of strain on the axles.

Plus, how does the angle of the CV/axles affect how the trans gets destroyed? If anything, only the axles would get destroyed. That'* what you see commonly in the W-body community when people lower. It doesn't take out a trans, just the axles. What happened to Gameover was probably the result of the huge heavy 20" wheels.

I'm just speculating, but I think many of you are taking this topic way too seriously. How many people have used airbags on here? NOT MANY

Let other people give it a shot before scaring them away. Air bags have proven to be a good suspension option for many cars.
The main point of concern is where the axle meets the differential. Change the angle too much, especially bags with 20", and you put too much strain from the differential in.
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Gameover, whether you want to believe it or not, you fooked your trans. The bags were a big factor in both failures.
dude the 1st failure i didnt have the bags on so.. that was a neutral drop..

i'd rather no talk about this subject with yall

no cuz you guys are right at all but you have no concrete evidence

i wish i had a magnetic angle finder to put on the axles when i had the bullshit installed
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Don and I have our theories, and are much more qualified in terms of thrust angles and differentials than you. You're going to have to come to terms with it. We warned you after the first failure, and you didn't listen.

Let'* get this back on topic.
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I don't see bags causing the major issue though. 20" wheels don't offset the axles, and you certainly can't lower the car very far with 20'* without serious rubbing. The bags wouldn't be any different than your basic lowering springs. The 20'* are what put the most strain on everything from the weight alone.
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