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How do I measure for shocks?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by BlueOx, Aug 6, 2004.

  1. BlueOx

    BlueOx 1/2 ton status

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    I am about to weld some shock mounts on the 14 bolt and need to know how to pick the right shock.
    Any ideas?

    Thanks
     
  2. 55Willy

    55Willy 3/4 ton status

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    The best way is to flex the rig out to see how much travel you need. then build the mounts from there.

    Bubba had a link to an offroad prerunner site where they showed a way of doing it where you flex the rig out. take the shock on the drooped side and extend the shock all the way out and make a sweep across the frame area to make a mounting point arc. then compress the spring and the shock and make the same sweep. the lines will only cross in one point. thats where the mount needs to be.
    Thats how I'm doing my fronts.

    if not you could also go by the autozone gabriels (that doesn't look right?) or anything like a rnacho 5012,9012 or a Doestech 8304 and just mount them at half stroke and call it good.(it's good for close)
     
  3. big pappa b

    big pappa b 3/4 ton status

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    Try this one. It came from Bubba's post

    Shock tech
     

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