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well im building my mac struts for my ride , help comments or questions before i weld them up lmk



 

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i will be running accumulators so no springs needed :biggrin:
 

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should be no problems , looks pretty good welding on the cyl casing is kinda iffy.
 

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looks alright. might have been easier to go with cylinders with the side fitting. but as long as you got that bottom fitting sorted should be alright. make sure to leave slack in the hose obviously
 

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Do you use smaller pumps and less batterys when your not using a spring?
 

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Originally posted by DuezPaid@Oct 20 2006, 03:14 AM~6400410
Do you use smaller pumps and less batterys when your not using a spring?
not necessarily. i only got 2 prohopper streets, but at 48v
 

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Originally posted by socapots@Oct 19 2006, 10:40 AM~6400882
never done anything with a strut before. so how do u relieve the pressure in the cylinder before u take it all appart??
do it at the pump
 

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i just drill a small hole and drain the oil
 

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while drilling, put a towel over the drill bit before you puncture the strut so that the fluid doesn't come directly at you.
ask me how i know. :uh:
 

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Originally posted by SoTexCustomz@Oct 18 2006, 08:47 PM~6398188
well im building my mac struts for my ride , help comments or questions before i weld them up lmk
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you might want to weld some nuts to the sides of the casing to thread some bolts through to hold the cylinder in place. it looks like it would want to pull the cylinder up out of the strut casing if you were to jack up the car.
 

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my struts were already blown from ridin on my b/s coil overs so i drilled a hole and nothing happend lol then i went to town with the chop saw
 

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well i think ima drill some holes and plug weld the cylinder inside the casing aslong as the sleeve unscrews to remove the seals shouldnt have any problems? anyone ever have problems welding on a cylinder?
 

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make sure the steering does not make the stroke and casing turn separate...u always want the cylinder to not turn
 

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that was the orginal plan to get rid of the struts completly but theres no room for the a arms i got ( from older style civic) but ill hold on tothem 6" not that much lift i wanted alot more but what can i do
 

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This is from the tech section. I tried coilover on my girls car both upside down and right side up. Upside down the fitting would hit the cv axle. Right side up the fitting was putting a dent in the hood. I switch to coil under like in the picture and have no leaks or any other problems since. Its a unibody and I got around 18 off the ground the day before last. I know your not using a coil, but if you decide to switch this would be the way to go.
 
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