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Measurements on Ford shock mounts?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Sandman, Dec 23, 2002.

  1. Sandman

    Sandman 3/4 ton status Author

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    I've got the shock mounts and the Rancho 5012 shocks but the way my rig is right now (torn down), it would be hard to judge how high I should mount the shock mount on the frame. What has worked out for you? I have a 6" lift with a D60. Thanks.
     
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    It's kind of hard to explain but you want it low as possible without your shock bottoming out when your tire is tucked. I also used the distance between the axle and bump stops. I have a 6" lift.

    few pics of mine
    http://www.off-road.com/chevy/tech/f250tower

    Are they still selling those?
     
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    I had a hell of a time with mine, had to notch the firewall at the sterring column. but I only have a 2 1/2" lift and didn't want to bottom out the rancho 5012.
     
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    How much of the shock tower do you have left? Thanks for the pics.
     
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    How much of the shock tower do you have left?

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    8.5" is the length of the shock tower but as you can see, I should made it longer so I could install a 3rd bolt at the bottom.
     
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    So maybe 9.5"'s or so. How close is the shock to bottoming out when you tire is completely stuffed?
     
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    Maybe 10". You want it even with the bottom of the frame. If I had to do it over again, I'd adjust it to the shock first then cut it. I think I have 1/2" of shock left when the tire is stuffed.
     
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    Thanks. I'll go with that and hope for the best. I cant really set it up as a few other things are apart now also.
     

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