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Unread 06-29-2013, 02:24 PM   #1
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Bar pin eliminator specs

Was given some shocks for my zj that will fit my budget boost better. The only problem is they aren't bar pin shocks.

I've got some 1/8th and some 1/4 steel here. I can bend the 1/8th within my shop, but the 1/4 will require me to find someone to do it.

My question is will 1/8th steel hold up? Or do I need to wait and get the 1/4 steel bent for my zj. All I'm going to do is take the plate and put two bends in it and drill holes. It will be about 4 inches by 2 inches. I've seen a few bpes that are 1/8th but none that are resold and it kinda has me leery of doing it.

Thanks in advance.

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Unread 06-29-2013, 04:53 PM   #2
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Unread 06-29-2013, 04:57 PM   #3
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I'm confused why you need to bend anything, can you not just put a hole in two pieces of plate and weld them on?
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Unread 06-29-2013, 06:11 PM   #4
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No welder
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Unread 06-29-2013, 07:15 PM   #5
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I guess that's a good reason. actually the 1/8 steel L's should be plenty strong, the forces are only the shock compression itself.
The illustration above looks to be nothing more than 1/8" only it's welded rather than bolted, you'll be fine.
3/16 would certainly do it and 1/4 is overkill.
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Unread 06-29-2013, 08:27 PM   #6
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Close, 3/8" on what I did.

And they have force exerted on them in both directions (not just compression) but 1/8" would probably be ok considering they're mounted to sheet metal with the factory mounts
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Unread 06-30-2013, 12:41 PM   #7
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Thanks. I'm not gonna be rock bouncing in it so ill try the 1/8th. If it starts to warp or bend, we will beef it up
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