HOW TO Heavy Duty Solid Bobble Strut

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HOW TO Heavy Duty Solid Bobble Strut

Post by Shanks » Fri Mar 04, 2011 1:40 am

All you need is around $10 iirc at your local home depot.
1 3/8 threaded rod
1 3/8 Rod Coupling nut
1 5 feet iron pipe 1inch around
2 1inch caps
and a welder (Mig) just for spot welding i have my own so it came in handy 8-)
a grinder
a drill and a 3/8 bit


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about 5 feet (same length as the oem bobble strut)
and 1inch around.
two caps
Should be in the piping section of the store.

a set of these
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youll be using the 3/8 tap

the rod coupling nuts will come in a package youll only need one.
and youll have to smoothin the sides down so they will fit inside the pipe.
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Lets begin.

You have one of these or just a bad one huh
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Extend it as far out as you can and cut it off
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the two caps drill a hole in the midle using a 3/8 bit
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Tap one of em
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Place one of the caps on the end of the bottom support strut then the rod coupling nut you shaved
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place the rod coupling nut half way in and weld tap the end
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grind off any extra crap and make it smooth
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cut the threaded rod and make it 10 inchs in length, you can go shorter but thats what i did, i would say 9 inchs on the safe side

take the threaded cap and tighten it to the 5 feet pipe then twist it on
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*Note at this point you can fill it with quick steel or whatever or leave it empty with just the center rod for support*

take the bottom you just make and twist it on tight as hard as you can and close it and tightin
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after all tightin you can weld tap the bottom part of the cap to make it more solid which is what i did.

install
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Post by jamieely » Fri Mar 04, 2011 2:53 am

You want to change the pipe size. I am pretty sure the bobble isnt 5 feet. All thread is easier to use and i know of srt swaps that have them and they hold up fine. Great write up though, its different.
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Post by Shanks » Fri Mar 04, 2011 7:51 am

the stock bobble is 5 feet when i installed if fit perfect on my 2.4.

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