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getting the most travel outta your shocks....

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by down4thakrown, May 21, 2005.

  1. down4thakrown

    down4thakrown 1/2 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    would i measure them collasped then measure fully extended then find the median??? :1zhelp:
     
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    You might want to measure your travel of your suspension first then do the same to the shocks then mount,move them as need.. :grin:
     
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    should i just measure from the bumpstop to the axle or would it be better to take it on a ramp. the truck dosent have an engine in it yet and theres no wieght on the rear besides a gastank. i got 4 inch shackle flip soon with 56's in the rear and i was thinkin runin the shocks verticle in the rear on the outside of frame using some flat square tubing,angle iron, and some ferd shock towers for the rear shock mounts.

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    ramping it will definitely help you figure it out... most leaf sprung suspensions don't have as much travel in compression as they do droop... so a 50/50 mounted shock probably won't be optimal.

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    thx for the info
    i was thinkin about just gettin some procomp es3000 in longest travel they come in, to match the front. And this is just for now then upgrade when the bigger lift goes on. :xmas:
     

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