Older Radflo coilovers

Prime Sep 2, 2016

  1. Prime

    Prime Some Kind of In Charge? Admin

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    So I got a call from Radflo today about the rebuild on my 2nd hand (or 3rd hand) coilovers that I sent in for refurb.

    The guy informed me that when PRG originally had these built the lower bolt was sized at ½" as opposed to the stock bolt size of 14mm. As a result you had to torque the hell out of it, otherwise it would clunk since a half inch is 1.3mm smaller than the stock bolt.

    Any insight or solutions to this?

    Thanks.
     
  2. JeffPro4x

    JeffPro4x Titan Swapped / SAS'd Moderator Supporting Member

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    Can't you order larger bushings?

    sent from a crawlspace...
     
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    I asked and he said it would require a different base which would be longer and wouldn't work because it would make the shock so long.
     
  4. JeffPro4x

    JeffPro4x Titan Swapped / SAS'd Moderator Supporting Member

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    I got nothing then. You ask over on the other site? Or ask Mike what bolt he used?

    sent from a crawlspace...
     
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    JeffPro4x Titan Swapped / SAS'd Moderator Supporting Member

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    Or call Greg?

    sent from a crawlspace...
     
  6. Prime

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    Not yet.
     
  7. granitex

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    there has to be something that you can sleeve it with, not from them of course, but you may have good luck making one.
     
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    I hear church can machine things
    sent via wild ferrets
     
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    bandit4x4.com Dave can machine anything
     
  10. Prime

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    So the issue is that the hole in the shock is ½" but the hole in the arm is 14mm. So the metal bushing in the shock would have to be bored out to accept a 14mm bolt. But it's my understanding that it's not just a bushing, but a bearing. And because of that boring it out becomes difficult.
     
  11. granitex

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    A little time with a drill and a dremmel should be all that it needs. making holes bigger is a lot easier than making them smaller. is it truly a bearing, and not a bushing,

    If that is the case you should be able to press out the bearing and find a bronze bushing that you can make work.
     
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    Prime Some Kind of In Charge? Admin

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    Just read that whole thread and that sounds like exactly what the dude from Radflo was talking about.
     
  15. GPD605X

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    Mine are due for rebuild too so I'll be asking them about this too when I send them off. Prime, if you don't mind me asking, how much is Radflo charging you to rebuild?
     
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    I'm in it for about $350 but that is replacing all the bearings and both upper end caps.
     
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    Gotcha. That's not a bad price. Do they offer painting too? Just want some surface rust taken care of
     
  18. Prime

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    I don't know the answer to that question.
     

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