I wish i could fab stuff.
Thanks, I am just getting started at this stuff myself, as you can probably tell. This was done with a drill, small chop saw and a 90a Harbor Freight welder that was given to me and I taught myself to weld with. I am far from a "fabricator" with the tools I have..one day I hope to step that up a notch and have a little higher quality to what I can produce!
Originally Posted by Thisguyhasadd42
looks good man. Are you saying the nemesis mounts put a bind on the shocks? Or am in misunderstanding this? TIA
Well here is my take on the design. It's just some forum-junkies opinion, so I am not trying to bash it one way or the other.
The idea behind getting the frame clearance for shocks by moving the lower mount out is an awesome bolt-on solution. Works great if that is your problem.
However, my initial intention was to make a mount similar to how they have theirs, with the lowers kicked out some. The changing the lower mount angle will provide smoother shock travel when each side is moving independently (trail/flexing). However since the mount is no longer perpendicular to the ground, the shock is less effective; more resistant to movement than when perpendicular...it takes more work to move the shock since it's line of motion is no longer linear. Which should make bumps in the road more amplified. Now my take on ride changes, your take on ride changes and the eleventy other member's of this forum is going to be different. From a design aspect, it will increase the firmness of the ride where the whole axle wants to move within the same line of motion. If anyone ever notices, I have no idea..but my ride is firm enough as is and I was able to go around that concern completely.
This became more apparent to me when just mocking up a similar mount. The SkyJacker upper shock mount/stud design is not too thrilled about the lower being ~15* out compared to the top, the bushing was in a bind to begin with.
Their bracket is a great solution for frame clearance, it can provide more anti-sway/lateral stability (mine Jeep needs that like a rod through the block), but depending on your springs, center of gravity, etc...that may be a benefit to you. However in my case, the only real benefit is to move the mount 90*, which is what I did. I also got a little more travel out of it since I have the clearance at full compression.
..But I wouldn't be surprised to see someone market this same thing in the near future