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Rear 9012 and exhaust setup pictures

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by CK5, Oct 23, 2000.

  1. CK5

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    Hey guys
    Just got the UAV back from Offroad Ltd. in Aurora CO, they mounted my rear RS 9012 and did my custom exhaust (cut off when I installed my ORD flip). All I can say is, it sure is nice to have something done and find out they did a better job than what I was expecting. They ran my 3" exhaust along the frame and used the old shock mount for a new exhaust mount. The mounts at the top are on a tube that are right up tight against the body but do not touch. The bottom shock mounts are on the back of the axle and sit flush with the bottom of the axle so they wont get hit off-road. Can't wait to install my Ford shock towers and test the articulation. Sorry about the pics, it was dark out when I got home today.

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    cool, i want some.

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    You know, you can just edit your first post, just click on the edit button. [​IMG]
    The upper shock tube is welded to the frame, I was going to have them bolt it in, but they would have to sleeve it to get it in between the frame rails and I did not want to go that route.

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    Steve,

    Can you give me dimensions on that shock mount? Is that a bolt on peice?

    Neil

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    Looks great!!!!! Is the bar that the top of the shocks mount to attached to the frame rails?? Is it bolted or welded?
    Ok by the time I posted you already answered. You should get some good stuff and droop with that setup!!!!!
     
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    Shawn,
    Is the 9012 shock just a long travel shock. How did you figure out were to mount the bottom, or is that the org.location just moved it to the axle?Ok one more question is the bracket at the top custom , or is that something you bought?

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    Hey, is that the ORD 1inch saggy butt fix on there? Or is that your fix till you get one?
    Looks awesome though, that is exactly how I wanted to run one side of my exhaust too. Now I know it works great.

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    The top bar that holds the shocks is welded to the frame.
    Yes, that is the ORD saggy butt fix add-a-leaf works like a block thingee.
    The 9012 is the longest adjustable shock Rancho makes, the shocks on the bottom mount flush with the axle.
    The top bar as well as the new bottom brackets were custom made by Offroad Ltd. a 4x4 shop here in Colorado.
    Neil, what measurements do you need? The bar at the top is real close to the body and the bottom mounts are close to the spring hangers.
    Oh yeah, my name is Steve not Shawn. [​IMG]

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    SWWWEEETTT, StevO yer KIllin ME!![​IMG]
    I can't keep up with you!!
    You a Dep are an Insparation for me and my rig!!
    I Must get this done to my rear also!! My shocks are so low on my axel its scarry[​IMG]
    Any hoo I like the tube idea for the top 'hoop' Groovy stuff!!![​IMG]
    OK more coffeeeeeeeeeeeeeee[​IMG]

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    Steve (Shawn) [​IMG][​IMG]

    I was wondering how far apart the shocks are at the top, plus how far apart at the bottom. I wanted to figure the angle so I can Copy Cat your idea! [​IMG] Maybe I will make a bunch and start selling them as a kit. Just kidding.

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    Hey StevO, I was lookin at it again and just dawned on me that you put both shocks to the back instead of on the inside!! Why, does it make a diff as to witch side of the rear you mount too????? I belive DepDog was on the inside, yes no maby so?????

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    Neil, I will measure for ya, but keep in mind I have a 5" lift now so on yours it may be different. As far as a kit goes it would be better to just have it done locally because I am finding out that no two K5's are the same, you would end up having 9 out of ten sent back to be lengthend or shortened thus removing any profit - not worth the hassle.

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    Burt
    By being on the back of the axle there is less chance of them being hit on a rock while off-roading, I figure you drive forward more than you drive in reverse.

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    Ya thats what I figured you were doing. Just wanted to know if there were any other thoughts behind putting them in the front versus the back.Axel movement, exceleration and twist stuff like that????

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    I hate to be a "copy cat", but I'm ALL OVER that shock mount set-up. [​IMG] Looks great Steve!!!

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    Mine are in the front because it was a little to close to my gas tank to be in the rear. Never smacked em on a rock yet (damn, should not have said that) I dont think they effect on axle wrap would change any from putting them on the front or rear.

    Min have been on for over a year and a half like this and 0 problems. Steve to keep them off the rocks even more you need to turn them upside down. If you do the remote kit with them the way you have them you have to leave a large loop of the air hose hanging down for shock travel. Not a good idea on the trail.


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    I kind of like the idea of mounting the shocks the way they were designed to be installed, I will run the remote and see if I have any problems off-road, I think they will be OK because they are on the back side and a line to the shocks are not a "show stopper" for me getting off the trail anyway. As far as the loop for wheel travel goes, I will put that at the top of the shock, but if I run into problems I can always flip them and try that, Damn, that means that I have to go out and test some more. [​IMG]

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