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rear shock mounting

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Disturban, Mar 22, 2007.

  1. Disturban

    Disturban 1/2 ton status

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    Just purchased the DIY rear shock mount bar and extended tabs.I noticed that both the rear shocks get mounted on the outside of the axle.Why? What effect will that have? Why don't they come like that stock?

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    Not following what you mean by "outside"??

    Do you mean how they are slanted in towards the top??

    If so that is the whole point in Kert's shock kit. It allows you to run longer shocks and increase the available wheel travel.
     
  3. Disturban

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    yes, slanted towards the top,but also both shocks are mounted on the same side of the axle , not like the stock mounting of 1 on the front side and 1 on the back side.Both shocks bottom mount is located on the outside ( closer to rear bumper ) of the axle.
     
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    Some have argured that having the shocks staggered front to back helps to control axle wrap.

    While I have no scientific proof to confirm or dely that claim...I tend to call BS on it. We could get into a huge discussion over it but I see no point.
     
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    That's all I could think of. 1 BS call is enough for me! thanks!
     

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