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« Reply #60 on: 12:32:02 AM / 10-Jan-09 »
Overhauled this thread, cleaned it up a bit so its more info-friendly.  Please, if you have questions about this setup, copy and paste whatever info you are questioning, and start a new thread.  This one can be updated if it needs to be as a result.  Thanks!
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« Reply #61 on: 11:44:03 PM / 02-Feb-09 »
Quote from: gerrybg
[Moderator edit:  This was done in Australia where S13 parts aren't as common.  Gerry used S12 style strut assemblies, as opposed to the separate S13 kuckle and strut assembly.  He has sourced parts from all over the world.]
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I had a 30mm section cut out of the strut just below the gland nut thread area and then they welded them back together, (must be here as the MR2 struts are a tight fit and in this area the inner diameter of the strut tube is a bit wider), any lower and they might not slide in after welding. I cut the spacer thing off the bottom of the MR2 inserts. Oh I also had to file the bead weld down a bit, (smooth it down) around the inserts with a hand file, (that's how tight a fit they are!).
I also used s13 camber tops, this gave me an extra 30mm of travel, (standard s12 tops are 30mm thicker/longer than the camber tops).

Does anyone have any pics or tips on doing this? I have never disassembled a shock and am a little afraid of buying new shocks and doing this without knowing what I am getting myself into first.

Thanks,
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« Reply #62 on: 02:35:41 AM / 03-Feb-09 »
yeah, I do.  Go to my build thread, first page.  click on the link for my build-specific photobucket.  go under Suspension.  There you will see all the pics I've taken of my assembly, some of which have not yet been posted up on here, but the info is there in the pics.  ask questions if necessary
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« Reply #63 on: 08:22:31 AM / 03-Feb-09 »
Thank you so much!!!

I found the pics and have a much better understanding now. For some reason I was thinking that the cartridge itself had to be disassembled and shortened. I am releaved to realize it is just the strut housing. I'm going to try to tackle it next weekend.
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« Reply #64 on: 08:54:25 PM / 19-Mar-09 »
i was wondering, would this rear set up work for the front?




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« Reply #65 on: 10:19:17 PM / 19-Mar-09 »
not it wont as the rear shock has a very small piston diameter.. the front is thcik because most of the side loads are transffered into the piston shaft.. if you have the rears up front the front would calapse under cornering
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« Reply #66 on: 07:14:25 PM / 20-Mar-09 »
i cant get a different spring to use with the washer that Mod_Mastaz used?


like a spring to justify the front?

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« Reply #67 on: 10:29:15 PM / 25-Mar-09 »
what if i piece together the EBAY kit?


and just get a QA1 spring?

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« Reply #68 on: 11:26:38 AM / 16-Apr-09 »
hello, you could tell me, or you buy the tie rod A-1?? thank you

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^ A-1 Tie Rod Ends, for using the S13 knuckle with S12 inner tie rod ends.

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« Reply #69 on: 01:00:43 PM / 16-Apr-09 »
I had a set of these, and bent both of them in the first month. Personnally I will stay away from these.
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J'en ai eu une paire, et je les ai tordu durant le premier mois. Si j'était toi je resterais loin de ces tie-rod.

You can always get a 1cm shortened inner S13 tie-rod and an S13 outer tie rod!
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La meilleure solution à mon avis est d'avoir des tie-rods intérieurs de S13 raccourci de 1cm (sur la section fileté pour la tie rod extérieur) et des tie-rods extérieur de S13!

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« Reply #70 on: 06:01:51 PM / 16-Apr-09 »
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I had a set of these, and bent both of them in the first month. Personnally I will stay away from these.
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J'en ai eu une paire, et je les ai tordu durant le premier mois. Si j'était toi je resterais loin de ces tie-rod.

You can always get a 1cm shortened inner S13 tie-rod and an S13 outer tie rod!
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La meilleure solution à mon avis est d'avoir des tie-rods intérieurs de S13 raccourci de 1cm (sur la section fileté pour la tie rod extérieur) et des tie-rods extérieur de S13!

raccoursir de 1cm et souder, j'ai pas confiance

tu me déconseille les tie-rod A-1?

shortened of 1cm and welding, I have no confidence

you advise not buy the tie-rod A-1?