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mounting shock towers

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by randy1, Apr 10, 2006.

  1. randy1

    randy1 Registered Member

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    im putting ford shock towers on my blazer and was wondering if i should leave the bottom shock mount the same or does that have to be changed to.
    Also im swapping out my manual and putting in turbo 400 and ive got 350 now but want to go to 454 shortly down the road and was wondering if i have to change anything to get it to mount up to 454.
     
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    DavidB 1/2 ton status

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    Try to make the shock travel match the suspension travel.
     
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    koldsimer 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    here's what worked for me. My lower mounts were fine.

    trucks 012.jpg

    trucks 015.jpg
     
  4. DavidB

    DavidB 1/2 ton status

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    How much lift ya got Randy? Maybe someone with similar setup will chime in with the right shock length for your lift with the Furd towers.
     
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    randy1 Registered Member

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    ive got 6 inches of lift and got some ranch 9000s with 14 inch of travel im not sure there exact length at 35 inches i think it looks like im gonna have to use all the towers and mount the bottom pretty low ill figure it out thanks for replying
     
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    Don't go so low you hang 'em up on stuff.
     

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