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Need SUPER Long Shocks! Did Search, Please Help!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by DougK20, Dec 14, 2004.

  1. DougK20

    DougK20 1/2 ton status

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    My current shocks are 32" extended with 13" of chrome showing. After 52" spring swap, I need AT LEAST another 4 more inches! Any ideas for a guy on a budget? Thanks!
     
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    ES336000 $32.00 36" long
     
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    I also did the 52's and I am going to get the shocks from PORC. I think they are 29 bucks each and you can get them from 12 to 15" of travel.
     
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    can anyone help me on my question from page 4 from yestereday on shocks cuz it seem like i might not have enough travel from what you guys are saying on dougk20k5high
     
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    Yours may not flex as much. You really need to find out the full range of suspension travel you have, then you can see if your shocks will work or not.
    Chances are you will be totally fine on the street. But, you may be limiting the axle droop offroad if they are not long enough.
     
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    were can you get these
     
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    About any off road shop that sells suspensions should be able to get them for you.
     
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    Remember when you set up your shocks that you also will surely need bumpstops in the proper place and a possibility of limit straps. This can change the length of shock you need greatly. After you locate your bumpstops to the proper place to prevent the spring from inverting and causing damage, you will probably find that you dont need as much shock as you thought. I would think that 13" of travel would probably be enough on a tuned suspension, with a max of 15-16". Anything over that and you are probably either overextending/inverting your springs, or if you have a set of POS buggy/revolver shackles that you are getting more than usable droop.
     
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    Very good point.
     
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    This sounds like an option.

    "ES336000 $32.00 36" long"

    What brand and who sells these?
     
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    i belive those would be a procomp shock
     
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    Yeah procomp 3000's, 22" collapsed and 36" extended.
     
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    rancho makes them and pro comp. 34 or 36 inches
     
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    i have a pair of BBCS-15 shocks from Porc... can't wait to get them in my rig with the 52s. Yes, they cost $100-ish (i got my two for $80 ea on pirate, new from a guy that decided to run something else b4 he installed them). They are also high quality built-for-4x4 monotube shocks. You get what you pay most of the time... we'll see if that holds true in this care I guess. ;)

    j
     
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    I have the 15" travel pro comp es9000's and I got them from summit for $32, they are nitrogen charged also.
     
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    If your rig is moderately light just mount them on an angle.
     
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    Wow. Been a while since I saw this post. I ended up getting Rancho's that are 36" extended.

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    I also decided to install limiting straps to keep everything in check.

    Strap.jpg
     
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    DougK20,

    It looks like in your first pic you are using springs with 5 leafs, while the second pic looks like you added the overloads or something. How come you added those? Also in the first pic it looks like you inverted the arch of your driver side spring, and a previous poster said this was a bad thing. Have you had any broken leafs from this? Thanks.

    Craig
     

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