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Repositioning shock mounts?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 45acp, Jul 28, 2001.

  1. 45acp

    45acp 1/2 ton status

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    How do you determine the length of extension of the shock when you relocate the top mounting? I have read several posts on this subject and it is never quite clear how this demension is determined. I have the body off and only the axles and springs on the frame at this point so it easy to access everything. I have the Ford shock towers for the front and will build a new crossmember type support in the rear. I want longer travel and just want to know how to set the length of travel.

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    To be honest I just guesstimated and it turned out to be right on. I get full droop and stuff front and rear w/o coming close of bottoming/topping out the shocks.

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    Is the drop greater than the compression when measured with everything setting flat?

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  4. sapper

    sapper 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    there is a article about that in the product reviews section. might help

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