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Shock Mounting

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by RSNHELL, Jan 25, 2005.

  1. RSNHELL

    RSNHELL Registered Member

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    does anybody know how much compression/drop ratio i'll need on a 10" TRAVEL shock. I'm thinking I should just split it in half ,5'' of comp. and 5" of drop. also what would be the minimum comp. distance I could go.(stock distance?) THANKS
     
  2. big83chevy4x4

    big83chevy4x4 3/4 ton status

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    measure from the bumpstop to the axle. take that number, add 1/2-3/4" to it and thats the compression of the shock. figure out where bottoming out on the shock is and add the compression needed and mount at that height.
     
  3. RSNHELL

    RSNHELL Registered Member

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    Right on, that makes perfect sense. Thanks for the help, sometimes I make things more difficult than they are. I appreciate it. RICK
     
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    A mod of Big83's technique is that I measure from the axle to 1/2 way thru the bumpstop, and add 1/2" to that. Most bumps will compress to half their height when you hammer them hard.
     

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