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    I got my suspension today, its just rzr 1000 stuff. My question is when setting up my shock mounts to bottom out the shock at full bump which is about 4 inches of the ground. The shocks have a hard foam bumpstop on the shaft, do i consider bottomed out having the foam fully compressed or just when it starts to make contact?
    I want to make sure i get this pretty right and can set up for the wheel travel i need

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    Those bumpers are pretty hard. I’d guess maybe 1/2 squish during one of those kidney killer bottomings.
    Set up sitting on the bumper - the minimal excess won’t make a difference.
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    ok ill shoot for half squish at 4"
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    Other projects have been keeping me from the buggy, I fell into to good of a deal to body swap my tube frame ranger which is almost done, (pics below just because).

    I did take a minute to work on the buggy yesterday and I have a question, for my rear lower coilover mount, it lands right on the control arm tube (almost like i meant for it to happen) but the tube is at about a 45 degree angle from the chassis, will i run into any issue with the mount not being perpendicular like you'd prefer? I could build a little platform off the tube but it seems simpler to just weld 2 tabs to the tube and be done. looking for ideas or examples, red dot in the picture is where the mount will be







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    You’re looking to get the shock as perpendicular to the arm as possible at full compression. You should be just fine mounting where you’ve shown.
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    but should i be concerned about the angle of the tube? I feel like ill have bind as the suspension cycles. I might go ahead and make a little platform on the arm for the lower mount so there is no missalignment
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    I wound up making a piece to ad to the control arm for the lower mount, i also added the last tubes i can think of to the rear of the frame



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    I got my rack mounted, did some welding and started mounting my intercooler this weekend, hopefully I can keep progress coming. I have a steering question, I'm using the generic center load rack, will I run into issues just mounting my heims directly to it with no spreader? I know it will affect my geometry a little but will be enough to matter?




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    Without the spreader bar you will have very bad bumpsteer.
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    That's what I figured, I'll be figuring out a spreader this weekend, space is not on my side up there.
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