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Need Pics of your inboard shock "Axle Mounts"

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 88Silverado, May 22, 2006.

  1. 88Silverado

    88Silverado 1/2 ton status

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    Hi all,

    Since I broke off the stock rear shock mount I decided to inboard the rears.
    I have 4" lift and the 8403 long shocks (probably why I broke the stock mount ;) ). The problem im having is determining what the best axle mount setup is. Ive still got the 10-bolt and really didnt want to cut one of the old stock mounts off but thought I could put new mounts on the opposite sides of the factory ones. Any problems with that? Any particular design or bracket I should use?
    I would like the option to retain the stock setup just incase this doesnt work out well for my DD and need to convert back, but if theres no way to do that...

    Also, is there any problem with the shock hitting the bump stop brackets during max compression?

    Thanks
     
  2. readymix

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    Weld on mounts from Kert
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    My old shocks are pictured here but you get the idea. I know it looks like they will hit the bumpstop mounts, but I assure you that they will never hit.
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  3. BobK

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    Now that's slick:bow:
     
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    there fixed it for ya:wink1:
     
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    readymix 3/4 ton status

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    All credit goes to Kert at DIY4x. All I did was a little drilling and booger welding.
     
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    Thanks DOOOOOOD:pimp:
     
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    are these bolt on or weld on?
     
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    upper mounts bolted, lower mount is welded
     
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    well, I ment the upper mounts, anyhow. I figured on the welded lower:doah:
     
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    The upper is a 3 piece bolt together system
     
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    what is the benefit of the inboard mounting?
     
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    The ability to run much longer shocks without poking holes in the floor or bed floor.
     
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    longer shocks mean more articulation?
    edit: yes that was a question.
     
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    Yes, but actually I would state it,

    Longer shocks means more articulation if your shocks were previously limiting suspension travel.
     

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