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XR7
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From: north Idaho
Registered: Mar 2003

posted 02-01-2006 04:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for XR7        Reply w/Quote
For a 68 Cougar or Fairlane length leaf spring how much shock travel do you need? How can you tell if you are topping out your shocks? (launch body seperation) Mine have a little less than 5" total travel, they are not the correct stock replacement. They are a good QA1 aluminum adjustable shock with modified mounts.

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posted 02-01-2006 05:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker        Reply w/Quote
3-4 inches.
You can place a small piece of tape on the shaft so you can see the movement.

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XR7
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posted 02-01-2006 06:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for XR7        Reply w/Quote
good, they're OK then. I'm going to have them rebuilt since one of them is leaking at the adjuster. I talked to Denny at D&D who used to work at QA1 and he is going to put a double adjustable 24 click adjuster (instead of 12 clicks)in them and oversize adjuster stud, new O rings and seals for 100 bucks total for the pair. Since I should be down on 1 or 2 clicks I'll now also have 1/2 clicks in-between for more adjustment.

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68 Cougar XR7, 428 4-speed, Best ET 6.82 @ 101 1/8, [email protected] 127.44 with 1.51 60 ft. Street legal all steel car w/ full interior.

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