Region: 33 SFR
Year : 1991 Posts: 167
Ok, I know it was late last night when I was trying to install my suspension on my 91 but I know I am missing something. I have 99 shock hats which I purchased from Mazdaspeed so I know they are correct, but it appears that the hole in the center where the shock shaft goes through is to big. Is there a special nut or spacer that I need? Do I need to have the MadCat bump stops. If I need to order something then please let me know as I need to get any parts here to ASAP so the car can be ready by the end of the year. Thanks for the help. I anyone would like to post picture it would be a great help. (P.S. I did a search for Shock Hats and did not find anything on this topic.)
-------------------- Joshua Fine SCCA member 323214 since 2003 Novice Permit in 2010 Racing 2011
Joshua, following is the FatCat bumpstop installation address. IIRC it's about $215.00 for the FatCat bumpstops. DON'T go forward without the FatCat bumpstops. The thin washer Tee-Ping & the washer being blow through the 99 shock hat is an issue you don't want to have. More than one car crashed REAL BAD after blowing a washer through the shock hat. After viewing the FatCat installation instructions you will note that there is a rubber above & below the 99 shock hat so that the shock is mounted like the OEM shock & the shock shaft with the FatCat bumpstops has rubber between the shock shaft & the bump stop on both the top & the bottom creating free non metal axis play. The stuff you have from Mazda only has rubber on the top side & the shock metal to metal on the bottom side something WILL bend/fail.