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Old 02-25-2017, 10:37 PM
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Default Rear Brakes and Suspension.....Done!

After an embarrassingly long time, I have finally installed the rear brakes and suspension. I still have some things to work out, brake lines, parking brake cable, etc.

Also working on the front suspension and steering. I'll post pictures of that when I get a little further along.



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What's the little baby brake caliper? The parking brake?
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Looks sweet! Is the track width increased, or is it just the way I'm seeing the pictures?
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that's beautiful. Where did you get the slip shafts?
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Corvette disc brake ??
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Mike, Good eye! The track width is increased about 3/4 inch per side. But that is with the trailing arm front pivot mounted all the way out. So, if needed, I could shorten the control rods and reduce the 3/4 inch to less than 1/4. I guessing that I will need +20mm (.78") wheels so the added track should work out (and +20 is more available)

Marck, The axles are from a Dodge Viper. Shortened of course but otherwise stock.
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Stupid question - are the Viper U-joints the same series as the stock Corvette parts?
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I'll have to look into those dodge axles, how much did you shorten them? MY suspension is out by almost 2 inches
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Is the differential raised up? Looks like the crossmember is modified out at the ends.

I've wanted to raise the differential on mine, but the rear bodywork floor is only about 3/4 of an inch above the differential housing. I'm still puzzled on why it seems that most everyone has room to raise the differential on their car, but there's not sufficient room on mine.
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