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Old 02-22-2013, 04:39 PM   #991
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For anyone running the trf shock, what are you using for limiters, or how are you shortening droop?
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For anyone running the trf shock, what are you using for limiters, or how are you shortening droop?
I'm using those black O-rings or alu spacers for the desired droop.
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If anyone has mounted an orion r10 pro in the f104 can you post a picture?
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Old 02-22-2013, 05:58 PM   #994
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I normally would agree with you but I had some minor delamination at the rear pivot area right at the countersunk screw holes. I had to use CA to seal the area.
A friend of mine had that happen also

I'm just not sure a tiny film of ca on the edge would have prevented it ?
I guess it can't hurt anything though

And if done right, a glassy glued edge does look tight
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Old 02-22-2013, 09:22 PM   #995
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If anyone has mounted an orion r10 pro in the f104 can you post a picture?

Take a look at mine tomorrow. Thats what I am using.
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Old 02-22-2013, 09:39 PM   #996
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Perfect! Thanks Ryan!
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Old 02-23-2013, 08:50 PM   #997
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can anybody give some tips on how to lighten my car up??was thinkin along lines of plastic mount non motor side,carbon axle,no counter weight any ideas???i am on rubber tyres by the way
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Evidently I'm not capable of figuring out how to get my trf damper mounted properly. My issue is I have the droop set where I would like it, but there's too much tension on the spring and I end up with a 5mm ride height where as the rear pod is at 4 and the front is at 4. I was using the long ball end with around 4mm of limiting mounted on the far holes of the middle shock mount. What am I doing wrong?
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That is how it is currently setup. Obviously the wiring isn't done.
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That is how it is currently setup. Obviously the wiring isn't done.
Your making me jealous Mackie. All these pics of your new car with the TRF shock, and I cant find one.
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Old 02-23-2013, 11:26 PM   #1002
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Your making me jealous Mackie. All these pics of your new car with the TRF shock, and I cant find one.
At least yours is running and driving and I'm sitting at home thinking about how to make a shock work. Lol
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Evidently I'm not capable of figuring out how to get my trf damper mounted properly. My issue is I have the droop set where I would like it, but there's too much tension on the spring and I end up with a 5mm ride height where as the rear pod is at 4 and the front is at 4. I was using the long ball end with around 4mm of limiting mounted on the far holes of the middle shock mount. What am I doing wrong?
I'm not sure what you mean about droop and ride height. You adjust the ride height with the spacers and bearing holders in the rear.

You adjust the droop by moving the shock to achieve the droop you desire in the rear. From your picture it looks like you have the shock mounted in the stock position and not in the rearward position shown in the manual (page 13), this can account for your droop problem. Measure the stock shock and the TRF and if the TRF is shorter then use the manual's alternate position.
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That is how it is currently setup. Obviously the wiring isn't done.
Looks like you need a shorter ball cup to let the spring retainer come down just about 1mmor more to give you some adjustability.
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I'm still fairly new to this car and using the stock oil dampeners. What is the benefit of upgrading to the TRF ones?
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