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Diy4x shock inboard kit install question

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by boz42, Apr 27, 2007.

  1. boz42

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    I run 56" rear springs mounted backwards on the rear of my 75 k5. This moves the rear axle back 5.5". After talking to Kert about his rear shock inboarding kit, we are not sure if it will mount that far back in the frame. He told me he thought someone bought one & did it, but he could not remember who. If u did this please post up & tell us how big of a pain it was. I am wanting to hurry up & get mine on the trail.

    thanks, Boz
     
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    If your axle sits back that far, couldn't you use the factory cross member? I would imagine that you could get it to work with a little thinking and fabbing. You have3 already built a pretty sweet rig. Just order it and stick it in!
     
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    Or put the shocks on the front of the axle instead of trying to get the upper crossmember to adjust it that far.
     
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    What he said. I have plans to do the same thing sometime down the road.

    Ira
     
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    scott (mrk5) have the axle back like that and have his shocks inboarded.
     
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    readymix, are u running a similar set-up?

    is the diy4x inboard kit set-up to run the shocks on the rear of the axle tube?
     
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    I just ordered my inboard kit from diy4x, sorry to hijack but is there any advantage to using the new lower mounts on the axle tube vs. the existing mounts that has the shocks going on either side of axle.

    I did not order the lower mounts, becuase I plan to use the existing ones

    Anybody have input?
     
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    the stock mounts have one in frt of the axle & one behind, they will not work.
     
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    thanks that is good to know. I will be calling back to order the lower mounts.
     
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    no problem
     
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    What would I have to do to make this setup work for me? I have a 14Bff rear 4" lift springs. would it really help me flex with my rough contry springs???
     
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    i don't think anything will help rough country springs...:D



    the crossmember is bolt in & the shock mounts are weld on. i don't know what legth shocks u would need. guess it depends on how much tilt u mounted the shocks at. also u should know that the further in u lean the shocks at the top the less they will dampen. as the inboarding at the top becomes greater it gives the axle more leverage over them, so stiffer valving is required to do the same amount of shock absorbing.
     

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