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Tim MacDonald
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:15 pm    Post subject: Spring plate notching?? Reply with quote

So from all the searches and threads I have read it seem some people have to notch their plate and some donít when lowering the rear of their thing. I was thinking about lowering 2 outer notches. Will I need to notch? If so how much? Does anyone have a pic? Even better does anyone have a template?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:00 am    Post subject: Re: Spring plate notching?? Reply with quote

I'm down one outer spline and I needed to notch slightly as the plates were bouncing off the stops on hard bumps.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:25 am    Post subject: Re: Spring plate notching?? Reply with quote

I lowered mine 2 outer notches. You will definitely need to cut a notch in your spring plate. When you push the plate back on,you'll see how much you'll need to remove. Be sure to drill a hole in the corner of where the two cuts change direction, to avoid any cracks. It's a stiff ride, but it's low.
I can text you a ton of pictures if you need them, just DM me a number to send them to.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 2:55 pm    Post subject: Re: Spring plate notching?? Reply with quote

Ray the Vulture wrote:
I lowered mine 2 outer notches. You will definitely need to cut a notch in your spring plate. When you push the plate back on,you'll see how much you'll need to remove. Be sure to drill a hole in the corner of where the two cuts change direction, to avoid any cracks. It's a stiff ride, but it's low.
I can text you a ton of pictures if you need them, just DM me a number to send them to.
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Awesome looking thing. Iíll send you a message thanks
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