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shock mounting

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by sf_wood, Apr 20, 2005.

  1. sf_wood

    sf_wood Registered Member

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    I just ordered front shock towers(p#e5tz-18183-a)from ford 11.95 each,good price.My question is what position do i mount them in? I have a 1977 K10 (465/205/d44/14bff) also my rear lower shock mounts hang below axle tube how do i reposition them, what about upper mounts.
    just so you know , I have COMPLETE ORD 6" lift with all the goodies. :saweet:
     
  2. DougK20

    DougK20 1/2 ton status

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    You can mount them in whatever position you want as long as the shock stays parallel in the mount during full suspension cycle. I broke the eyes off of 2 shocks because one mount was angled back a bit too much. Once I corrected the angle, I've had no problem.

    Shock Mount.jpg
     
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    Set them so that at full stuff you can't quite bottom them out. I figure that the bumpstop will compress to half it's normal height in a really hard hit. If you tend to be hard on bumpstops them I would set them so that at metal to metal they are 1/2"-1/4"' shy of fully compressed. Don't forget that in articulation the axle will come up further at the damper mount than at the bumpstop.
     
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