I'm almost ready to mount my front shocks and springs. Please help me decide the best angle.Here are three different photos depicting different options. Please note that the bracket at the top is just a temporary bracket.
Option 1 positions the lower bracket next to the ball joint and the upper bracket positions the shock pointing directly at the frame tube. I would think that this would be almost ideal, however, this results in the shock angle of about 50 degrees.(not so good)
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By moving the upper bracket outward, the shock angle improves to about 55 degrees, I think this is better, but now the upper mount is less desirable.
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In option 3, I have moved the lower bracket away from the ball joint slightly. Not ideal, but this improves the angle to about 60 degrees.
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The closeup shows the amount I have moved the bracket. With option 3, I could add a vertical rib under the plate to stiffen it if needed. This would add about 4-5oz to the weight of the lower arm.
All feedback is welcome.