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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old Apr 29th, 07, 06:37 PM Thread Starter
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So I took off the Lakewood traction bar and removed the 4 degree wedge that kept the snubber off of the spring. Without it, the snubber was hard against the spring in a pre load condition.

The CE-2101 traction bar with the J-bolts went on with new spring pads that are urethane. The fact that the pads seem thicker and the 2101 bar is longer, I figured I wouldn't need the 4 degree wedge to keep the snubber from hard contact with the spring eye.

I was wrong.

The snubber was hard against the spring when I brought it down off the jack. So I removed the 2101 bar and I put the 4 degree wedge back in, WITH the new urethane spring pads and torqued everything back down and its still on the spring but not as compressed.

So I guess I'm going to put another wedge in, maybe an additional 2 degree wedge. That would be 6 degrees total. I just don't want preload.

So am I doing something wrong?
Doesn't it seem like a longer bar and newer thicker urethane pads would make the snubber less likely to rest against the spring? The Lakewood bar's snubber is a half inch off the spring and that was with an old collapsed rubber spring pad and a shorter bar.

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I think we are supposed to take a hacksaw to the snubbers to correct them for clearance if needed.

Right guys..

My homemade slapper's use 1/2" bolts that I can hand adjust..

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I run a 4* wedge and urethane pads with my CE's and the snubber barely touches the spring. I need to grind some off the stops or add another wedge as well.


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I think we are supposed to take a hacksaw to the snubbers to correct them for clearance if needed.

Right guys..

My homemade slapper's use 1/2" bolts that I can hand adjust..

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That is part of the adjustment allot of people forget about.


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My rubber snubbers aren't adjustable. Does he use just bolts? No rubber snubber? Wouldn't that make for a BANG at launch?
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I run a 4* wedge and urethane pads with my CE's and the snubber barely touches the spring. I need to grind some off the stops or add another wedge as well.
Will you be adding another 2* for a total of 6*?

Will that little button that goes through the hole in your wedges far enough to keep those two wedges in place?
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Anyone think its a bad idea to use two wedges to combine for a desired degree of angle?
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Usually a combination of trimming the snubber and a small wedge should take care of it. I am concerned that adding more wedge will permit the axle to "windup" enough to have a severe effect on the pinion angle.

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Yes, just 1/2" bolts and yes, they are noisy when they slap!!

But sure easy to adjust!!

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