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14bff shock mount location for half ton?

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by roostr3269, Jan 8, 2002.

  1. roostr3269

    roostr3269 1/2 ton status

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    I had this local company move the spring perches and shock mounts on my new 14b. I gave them the specs from my original 12b in the rear and he called me and told me that the driver side shock mount would have to be moved slightly away from the pig in order to fit. Anything i should know here? Will this angle affect anything? He said it would be at a slight angle compared to the pass. side shock. Should i move the pass. side shock too?

    live to wheel, wheel to live--1972 gmc jimmy 8 inch lift, 37" ssr's
     
  2. ZZ4x4

    ZZ4x4 1/2 ton status

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    When I put on my 14FF, it looked like if I moved the shock mount to outside of the diff housing, the upper shock might hit the frame when articulating. I 've seen photos of others who cut the shock mounts a little and welded half of it to the tube and half to the pig so it stayed in the right place. I am using con-ferr shock mounts which bolt to the tube and actually overhang the pig. See 9th photo down in first column of photos. http://www.jt-k5.rockcrawler.com/photo.htmlYou can't see the driver side one in question, but you'll get the idea. These allow use of the stock length shocks but are not the best for max axle travel.
    I don't think it would look good to have the shocks mounted at different angles. Good luck. JT

    <P ID="edit"><FONT class="small">Edited by ZZ4x4 on 01/08/02 01:03 PM.</FONT></P>
     
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    ZZ4x4 1/2 ton status

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    What's up with clicky no worky? trying again <a target="_blank" href=http://www.jt-k5.rockcrawler.com/photo.html>http://www.jt-k5.rockcrawler.com/photo.html</a>
     
  4. roostr3269

    roostr3269 1/2 ton status

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    Wow, I like the pics. But when it got about half way done it stopped, tried it twice but no luck, thanx for tryin though.

    live to wheel, wheel to live--1972 gmc jimmy 8 inch lift, 37" ssr's
     

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