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shock mounting issue

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by MTChevy, May 26, 2006.

  1. MTChevy

    MTChevy 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    I got some hydro TC shocks when i bought my lift kit a while back. The shocks in the rear fit perfectly with the 10 bolt axle. Now i have switched to a 14BFF rear end. The shock on the rear of the axle fit fine but the shock on the front side. (drivers side) hits the axle tube on the lower shock mount. I looked at the shocks and it looks like the mounting point on the lower mount needs to come forward. Its a stock placed mount but it looks like it was welded a little lower down to clear the brake line. Am I just going to have to refab the mount or is there a different way to do this? I'm sure im not the only person who has had this problem.
     
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    readymix 3/4 ton status

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    The same thing happened when we installed a 14FF in a friend Blazer. We just knocked off the axle mounts and welded new ones on.
     
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    mostwanted 1/2 ton status

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    Sorry to hijack, but is it safe to weld to the axle tube without removing axle shafts and gear oil?
     
  4. MTBLAZER89

    MTBLAZER89 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Yep I had to move that mount on mine as well as it strted to dent the shock body after use. Yeah it's fine to weld on the axle as is.
     
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    fabjunkie 1/2 ton status

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    Didn't want to start a new thread for this so I'm bringing this one back up.

    I'm having the same problem, but with the mount on the rear of the axle. Can I run the shock upside down, with the tube up top? Any ill effects of running it like that?
     
  6. Bubba Ray Boudreaux

    Bubba Ray Boudreaux 1 ton status

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    Not unless the destructions that you got with the shocks said they can be ran in a different position. The reason being is that shocks tend to be made to be ran a certain way (tube up, tube down) and changing it up with a shock that isn't meant to be switched will screw up the valving.
     

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