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Old 04-24-2019, 11:17 PM
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I flipped the shocks on a lowered 05 express van, it helped on the rebound but the dive was worse

Why use c4 front control arms?

A C4 suspension is about half the weight of a C3 suspension, the front spring anchor position on the LCAs are farther out (ie: better), coilover springs are lighter than C3 springs, a complete C4 suspension is pretty inexpensive, and I like the looks of a factory aluminum suspension (my looks reasonably stock to the casual eye).
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Old 04-25-2019, 03:17 PM
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I'm currently modifying the UCA mounts to allow a bit more dynamic caster and camber. While I've got things apart I'm kicking around running the coilovers upside down (if it will package worth a darn). They're gas shocks, so the position shouldn't be an issue (correct me if I'm wrong), and there ought to be a slight reduction in unsprung weight in the process.

Outside of a bit more possible debris hitting the ram/shaft of the shock due to its lower position (possibly a protective sock of sort might be a good idea), I'm just looking for any ideas of problems that I haven't thought of yet.

Thanks for any constructive input.
Your theory is sound, they inverted the shocks on crotch rockets to improve handling. I am willing to bet that aside from mounting issues stock shocks/coil overs wont function correctly inverted and may require locating some that are designed to work inverted..would it be worth the expense?
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Old 04-28-2019, 11:58 PM
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I'm currently modifying the UCA mounts to allow a bit more dynamic caster and camber. While I've got things apart I'm kicking around running the coilovers upside down (if it will package worth a darn). They're gas shocks, so the position shouldn't be an issue (correct me if I'm wrong), and there ought to be a slight reduction in unsprung weight in the process.

Outside of a bit more possible debris hitting the ram/shaft of the shock due to its lower position (possibly a protective sock of sort might be a good idea), I'm just looking for any ideas of problems that I haven't thought of yet.

Thanks for any constructive input.
Your theory is sound, they inverted the shocks on crotch rockets to improve handling. I am willing to bet that aside from mounting issues stock shocks/coil overs wont function correctly inverted and may require locating some that are designed to work inverted..would it be worth the expense?
I don't have a good answer about that. I've read in magazine articles before that gas shocks will work fine upside down, but I've never tried it.
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