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Inboarding shocks, where to place mount on axle

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 85mudblazin, Sep 11, 2004.

  1. 85mudblazin

    85mudblazin 1/2 ton status

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    I am going to be inboarding my shocks, I dont want the mount on top of the axle, I want to put it on the sides so it helps with axle wrap a little bit, would it be ebtter to but it in the rear or in the front of the axle??
     
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    The best is the staggered arrangement like the factory. Only problem is you'll likely have to build two crossmembers to pull it off.
     
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    yea I dont really want to have them staggered I think either one side or the other, do you think it will really make a difference which side it is on??
     
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    I don't think so, but I'm not really the one to ask because I haven't inboarded mine yet.

    Hmm...maybe I'll actually do that tomorrow.
     
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    Having the shocks staggerd helps reduce brake hop and axle hop. I would try and stagger them. Or add 2 more and have 2 on both sides. /forums/images/graemlins/truck.gif
     
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    Ill probably do that, I think I can make the cross memeber out of 2" square and mount one shock in each side and it will still work, I HOPE!!.
    Thanks
    -Chris
     
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    the best way is to get the shock as far out as possible. I was gonna run my own kit ont he rear but after routing new exhuast and building an anti wrap bar I ran out of room for inboarded shocks so mine are built off my spring plates and angle back to some custom hoops.

    If you want them angled in and front to back for wrap control I'd go with 2 pointed forward and pointed back.
     
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    Here is where ours end up.
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    You must be bottoming out on your shocks, not the stops.
     
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    You must be bottoming out on your shocks, not the stops.

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    I do not bottom out with the springs I have. I cycled it with a fork lift and ran several trails in Colorado this summer without bottoming out the shock. I reused my existing shocks and if need be I can move the shock inward or go to a shorter shock. With lift springs there is usually a whole lot more down travel than up. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    sorry for the hijack
    so if i already have your weld on shock tabs, i cant use the axel truss? [​IMG]
     
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    thats where I was going to put mine but they wont do jack for axle wrap.
     
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    so if i already have your weld on shock tabs, i cant use the axel truss?

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    Yes you can. It will stop just inside of the shock mounts or you can remove them and we can make the truss wider and re-attach the mounts to the truss.
     

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