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Long travel shocks on short lift.

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by BowtieRed, Jul 20, 2003.

  1. BowtieRed

    BowtieRed 1/2 ton status Author

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    would 12 or 14" travel shocks be too big to put on a 4" lift?
     
  2. Bubba Ray Boudreaux

    Bubba Ray Boudreaux 1 ton status

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    Cycle your suspension and find out.
     
  3. BowtieRed

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    can't, this is a question for a buyer.
     
  4. Bubba Ray Boudreaux

    Bubba Ray Boudreaux 1 ton status

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    Hmmm........Well there's a problem. I could tell ya that I have 14" of travel on the back of my K5 with the old, worn out springs and would be correct; yet with the stock shock mounts, all I can mount is the Rancho 9000 10" travel shock.

    Do ya have the extended and compressed numbers for the shocks? That could be a starting point. Then find a shock chart, find out what shock part numbers fit a 4" lift and compare those numbers off that chart with the ones you have with your shocks.
     
  5. Pookster

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    it might, and it might not. Depends on his setup. Im assuming your talking about the rear, Full extension shouldnt be a problem (unless he perhaps has revolver shackles), compression is the issue. It depends on how far he can stuff that wheel. Overall extended and compressed length would be more important than a 12 or 14" travel shock.
     

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