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rear shock mounts

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by JunkYardCrawler, Nov 5, 2001.

  1. JunkYardCrawler

    JunkYardCrawler 1/2 ton status

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    i want to reangle my rear shocks to get more flex. what angel should i move them too, and what do i do about the fuel lines in the frame when welding in the cross beam?

    Going nowhere everybody is a Moto Psycho
    Got my wheels in motion and i got a path to beat
     
  2. JunkYardCrawler

    JunkYardCrawler 1/2 ton status

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    come on guys i know you have done this.

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  3. Esteban86K5

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    Look at my Webshots page down below. It has a close up shot of how I mounted it to the frame rail.

    <font color=blue>It's easier to teach a child than to fix an adult.</font color=blue>

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    Mine is bolted on , a piece of 1 1/4" tubing with triangle shaped plates on the ends that fits through the little nook that is between the body and frame forward of the axle where the body floor steps down , 14" travel shocks, works great bolts to the outside of the frame , and a tab in the middle that bolts to the frame x-member , sorry no pix , yet!!! CC

    1991 Fullsize 5 1/2"lift, 37"ssr's,10Bolt8 lug , 14Bolt ff, 4:56 Detroit rear, 12"fr. 14"r Bilstein remote res.350 P.F.I , 700r4 , 241c W/ sye
     
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  6. JunkYardCrawler

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    alright thanx man.
    Esteban hey we should set up a trip with all you soCal guys. matt sied something about wheeling in the snow. i'm up for it some time

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  7. Esteban86K5

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    Hey we just had a run yesterday. About 10 of us did about a 60 mile run through the san bernardino maountains. It rained a bit but no snow yet. I think we plan on going in January when the snow stays a little more. Should be fun. Just look for the post about any So Cal trip.

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  8. JunkYardCrawler

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    i might be able to get up there for a weekend then
    let me try and get my shocks remounted

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  9. Gold Rush

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    Esteban,

    Why did you choose to mount your lower mounts on the side of the axle tube instead of on the top? I cut my original mounts off and was just going to weld them back on facing in on top of the axle tube. That way a shorter shock could be utilized.

    David

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  10. Greg72

    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    JYC,

    I know you would probably rather fabricate everything yourself....(you seem like a DIY kinda guy to me!) But Steve Frisbies company has a bitchin' rear shock setup with bolt-on sleeves that create the lower shock mounts. You just slide them in or out on the axle tube to get the angle you want...

    Here's a link. You could try to build one yourself, or maybe he'd sell just the axle mounts seperately.

    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.mooffroadoutfitters.rockcrawler.com/whats_new.html>http://www.mooffroadoutfitters.rockcrawler.com/whats_new.html</a>


    Beautiful looking piece, huh? I want one...

    -Greg72
     
  11. JunkYardCrawler

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    cool i'll check it out man thanx.

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  12. HarryH3

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    Mounting the shocks off the side of the axle tube helps control wheel hop. Mounting them to the top of the tube wouldn't do much for that. [​IMG] With the mounts off the side, as the axle twists, it has to fight against the shocks to rotate.

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    Hey,

    Check out <a target="_blank" href=http://www.mooffroadoutfitters.rockcrawler.com>Steve Frisbie</a>, he built me a set of custom shock mounts for the 12 bolt and a crossmember which fits in the frame. I have multiple shock angles to try and it was cheap. Check out his site. These are definately worth the money. I think its under the Whats new page. Ill take pics of my install soon. The cool thing about Steve's setup, I can use a shorter shock and still have much more shock travel than I need. Plus the shock mounts on top of the axle, therefore I would never worry about dragging it on rocks. Very nice setup and well built.

    Mudzer 1978/91 K5
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  14. JunkYardCrawler

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    oh thats cool thanx for that tip.

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  15. Esteban86K5

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    Harry said it Dave. I ask around first and that was the consensus I got. Mine are angled in quite a bit but it allowed me to run the longer shocks. If and when I do a body lift I can just unbolt the top crossmember And either re-fab a new one or use some spacers. it works for me.

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