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Rear shock relocation crossmember?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by TX Mudder, Feb 9, 2002.

  1. TX Mudder

    TX Mudder 1/2 ton status

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    I was looking at the Missouri Offroad Oufitters page and Steve is selling a crossmember that allows the use of longer shocks.
    It looks plenty sturdy, but it makes me think. The stock shocks are offset, meaning one is in front of the axle and one is behind. I thought this helps will wheelhop.
    The relocation kit would put both shocks on the same side. Wouldn't that cause more wheelhop?
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  2. jekbrown

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    Good question...I dunno. BTW, if a x-member is what you want, you might contact 55willys (or is it 55_willy? i forget) here on ck5..he fabs such things and has gr8 prices too,

    J


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  3. 2Dogs

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    That is the idea.... How hard can you spin those 33s? Or are you upgrading to another setup? More HP?

    I am thinking that the added gain far outweighs this 'loss.'



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  4. Gold Rush

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    I've seen several different types of rear upper shock mounts. I fabbed my own setup and it works great. I will post pictures in the next few days on my site. Mine has the drivers side shock in front of the axle and the passengers side on the backside of the axle.


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  5. topless1tonk5

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    $hit, dont spend hard earned greenbacks on somthing that easy! just get a piece of 2x2 tube steel, cut it to fit the inside of your frame rails and bolt or weld it in, drill holes toward the out side for street driving and stability and drill holes damn near to gather on the inside for off road, problem solved. j.c.
     
  6. laketex

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    I posted pics of mine a couple days ago. Do a search under my user name in the last week. Cost me nothing, just time and scrap metal. If you have a welder, torch, and grinder that is.

    If not, Steve Frisbie makes an awesome setup.

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