Suspension breakdowns

Chassis, Suspension and wheels

  1. ramenth

    ramenth Well-Known Member

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    Seems like the suspension set up for the F/J/M's is the biggest source of confusion for a lot folks. Here's some of the FSM exploded diagrams:

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  2. bremereric

    bremereric FMJ Body Moderator

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    They helped me Robert...I even downloaded them to my home computer for future referance...this one is different for me now...I got rid of the rubber sandwich....

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    ramenth Well-Known Member

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    The rear iso's are usually the first thing to go when you want to do suspension mods. The front has a few mods to do, like replacing the iso's there, but getting rid of these make a marked improvement in handling.
     
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    bremereric FMJ Body Moderator

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    Yep those four front rubber pucks are going away too....FFI to the rescue...
     
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    bremereric FMJ Body Moderator

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    Here are some more...including some rear end stuff

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  6. Adrian-Hamburg

    Adrian-Hamburg Well-Known Member

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    My front suspension looks a different way.
    Are there differences between Coupes and Stations ?
    This is myone:

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  7. bremereric

    bremereric FMJ Body Moderator

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    Nope yours is the same as in the diagrams
     
  8. GaryS

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    Does your FSM have any sketches of the top and side views with dimensions given?
     
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    Are those leaf spring isolation rubber blocks available in poly? If you yank them out how would you make up the space if you don't have harder iso blocks? TNX
     
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    http://www.firmfeel.com/urethane_FMJ.htm
     
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    I went with Energy Suspension on all my bushing, and yes they sell rear spring isolators. If your going that far, do the pivit and shackle bushings. Tightens up the rear of the car.
     
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    This new idler arm seems to have a lot of slop in it. Is this right, or did I get boned?
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    Too much slop.
     
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    Thanks for the reply. Looks like I got boned so I got another....details. Confucius say picture worth 1000 words, I say video is worth one million words. :)
    [video=youtube_share;AWs00MwXovo]http://youtu.be/AWs00MwXovo[/video]
     
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    Much better.
     
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    The new one is very hard to turn and takes a stout pair of pliers to move. It has the pre load you would expect. I wanted to put my experience here as a warning for those that here come later. Someone getting into suspension the first time may have wasted a lot of effort before they realized it was a defective part. Now if the weather lifts I can get back on it and make 5TH dive right.

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    I can not get any of the pics or video to load, what am I doing wrong?
     
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    My guess is they "expired"(?) Pretty old thread.
     
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    So how would I get rid of the rubber isolators? Do you Is there another bracket you could use without the rubber iso?
     
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    Have a look around this page. They have everything you are looking for. FMJ Body Parts