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Let me see your shock carnage

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 78Suburban, Jun 27, 2006.

  1. 78Suburban

    78Suburban 1/2 ton status

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    Some people showed concern that if I ran shocks that are 18" collapsed and 30" extended in my STOCK rear shock mounts with an echobit flip, that I would chance cracking my frame around the shock mounts and doing all kinds of damage. Has anyone had this happen? I wanna see some carnage pics :p:
     
  2. Chevy305

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    my truck had a hairline crack in the frame at the passenger side rear shock mount. Took the truck to my welder and he patched it up real nice.
     
  3. Citizen Rider

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    Whats the stock length of shocks?

    Also, cracks at the frame point are always possible if the mount isnt always tight. I check mine every so often, but i know a few that they come loose and move all around in the hole causing cracks.
     
  4. draggbody

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    the one on my passenger side bent up and cracked, to remedy this i would weld the bolt in first so that you dont START having problems w/ it... i remedied mine by cutting the frame in front of the leaf spring hanger and removed the body and built a truggy... :)
     
  5. 78Suburban

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    I'm afraid I don't quite have your skills :wink1: I'm still deciding if I'm gonig to be brave enough to attempt to just inboard them :crazy:
     
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    heres what happened to mine......
    its the pass, side upper
    and it was cracked lengthways with the frame
    LUKE

    shockmountfail.jpg
     
  7. 78Suburban

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    what shock were you running? What suspension setup? What is the length of the shock compressed and extended? What were you doing when it broke?

    thanks for the pic,
    James
     

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