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Shock Mounts/The Boss

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 45acp, May 30, 2001.

  1. 45acp

    45acp 1/2 ton status

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    Boss, I have been reviewing your new ride and would like to know more about the mounting of the shocks for your 14 bolt rear. Where did you locate the mounts on the axle and where on the frame did you mount the cross brace? How far apart are the centerlines of the mounting bolts on top and bottom? How much travel do your shocks have from open to closed? Did you have the same setup on the old ride? I am getting ready to start mounting the same axle to my frame but the body is off so everything is easy to get at. If you would do anything different with the body off please let me know. Thanks, Bill
     
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    2Dogs 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Have you tried this link? Tech review on the UAV.
    That should keep you entertained until Boss answers.
    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://coloradok5.com/ranchoreview.shtml>http://coloradok5.com/ranchoreview.shtml</A>
     
  3. 45acp

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    Thats the front end not the back end.
     
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    Scroll down to the bottom.

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    Re: Shock Mounts/Steve

    Steve, I scrolled down and read your article. Thanks, but I need more information. Do you have any of the demensions that I refered to above? What is the optimum placement? I do not mind going through the floor. Thanks, Bill
     
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    Hey 45,

    I'll have to get the exact measurements for you and post back. I can tell you that that I mounted the lower shocks on the back of the axle about maybe 1" away from the spring perches. I angled them at 58degrees. Off the top of my head the top ones are something like 4" apart.
    http:// http://www.zing.com/picture/p28556c269b33e3f32093733c5dfe5347/fe7ccb8d.jpg.orig.jpg
    I'm not sure how much chrome rod I have sticking out while the truck is sitting, but I'm thinking about 4 or 5". (again, I'll get exact measurements soon).
    You will definately have an extremely easier time since your body is off. B/c you will be able to weld the top of the plate that welds to the frame a lot easier then me. The body was in the way, so I had a really hard time doing that.
    I tested the truck on the ramp, and no, the shocks do not bottom out at the fullest flex, and this truck can Flex!! :)

    http://www.zing.com/picture/pf2c9458576acff29e1bb75712435ad7c/feaca5d7.jpg.orig.jpg



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