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Hey guys I have a question. I'm trying to install these blocks and I know the little nipple needs to fall in some where but the only place for it would be below the leaf spring and to me that would just extend the shock more then anything. Do I need to grind down the nipple?



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I wouldn't recommend drilling the spring; it will be weaker and eventually split at the drilled hole, then all of a sudden you'll get an instant lowering job on that side of the wagon. It happened to one of the wagons I used to own, and had to find out the hard way that the mono-springs were drilled. Luckily, the car was not going too fast, I slowly drove it back to my house, and immediately replaced both springs with another pair of bone stockers I had laying around. Just to let you know, RK
 

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I wouldn't recommend drilling the spring; it will be weaker and eventually split at the drilled hole, then all of a sudden you'll get an instant lowering job on that side of the wagon. It happened to one of the wagons I used to own, and had to find out the hard way that the mono-springs were drilled. Luckily, the car was not going too fast, I slowly drove it back to my house, and immediately replaced both springs with another pair of bone stockers I had laying around. Just to let you know, RK
Ok, enough said! I won't do that :no:

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Thanks for all the help guys. I'm done! But as I have read hear before but I'm unsure what everyone has done I also have rubbing on the passenger rear side.

Finished product


Here is how close the passenger side rear tire is to the fender


Lots of room on the driver side.
 

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Looks like a good ride hight. Now get the right offset wheels:D
What is the correct offset wheels? If I had the wrong ones would it be tight on both sides?

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I could tell you what offset I have, but then I would have to kill you:devil:
WELL, we don't want that to happen now do we :no: How about you just give me a hint :D
 

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Back spacing.

Justin take YOUR wheel off of YOUR car. Measure the back spacing. This will give you a starting point. Now decide how much TIRE clearence you want. Order two new rear wheels with the new correct back spacing.

Car looks good. I like the ride height.

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215/60r15

I know IRIE had the same issue. Just called and left a voice mail. Going to see how he resolved it.

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just roll the inner fender lip.that should give you about 1/4" clearance.
How is this done? I have never done this before.

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Thats right, the lip isnt the problem. It's the inner fender. As we discussed, you can use a portapower, or torch the inner fender and hit it with a hammer.

I haven't done anything to my problem, I'm just gonna sell my set and get a new set of wheels n tires.

Good luck Jus... let me know what you end up doing.

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I had the same problem on my 3rd gen and here's what I did. My blocks are made of steel, and the nipple is for centering. I cant remember if it is for centering the springs or rear end, but I ground off 1/2 of the nipple, then welded a new 1/2 to one side to make an nipple offset. Then installed them back into the car, pushing over the rear so the pins would line up and tighten the "U" bolts. I worked for me and now the rear is center to the body. I know its most likley not the correct way to fix the problem... but it worked....

Good luck with yours,
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