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Re: Waterproofin\' the diffs via the snorkel pics...
Yeah, actually it is! Those are RRO spring perches that wrap around and are welded to the original perch. The other side had a much smaller gap, and I put a small bead on it about a half inch long. I didn't wanna weld on the housing any more than I had to as I'd read so much about how weak they are... About the shocks: Those are actually the shocks from a Toyota pickup! They work really well! A zook friend of mine that I can't seem to get on this board tipped me off to it. They measure just over 15" compressed and over 25" expanded, and they only cost me $17 a piece. I do NOT, however, like the mount bar that you see in the pic. It rubs slightly on the exhaust, and it doesn't really allow the shocks to travel as much as they can. I did that mod as an expiriment a couple of weeks ago, and I knew I didn't like it after the first day. I have to go out to my dad's to use his torch/welder tho, before I can fix it right. This time, I'm gonna move the top eyes in till they are 3" center to center, and drop them another 3.5" as well. Then I should be able to get the most out of my buggy-leafs.
'87 Sami, 5.5" SpOA, 33" Pro-Comps, Snorkel, 8k winch, 23" buggy-leafs, etc, etc.