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super duty shock towers

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by tomseviltwin, May 20, 2002.

  1. tomseviltwin

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    Anyone got picks of how you set up super duty shock towers up front. It looks like steering column is right in the way. Dou you just rotate them towards the back? Are shocks still effective at that angle. Also, do you have to modify the mount on the axle. The stock mounts are angled and the ford ones are 90 degrees to frame.

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    tom

    Whoa, just looked at writeup on UAV and noticed, "I,ve got a different set of towers here." I'm gonna look at this again in the morning in daylight. When I put in Dana 60 front in, I'm going to change from dual shocks to single. I guess I'll just go with the rearward position and jam the towers in there somehow. Has anyone used the "new" frd shock towers?
     
  2. SCOOBYDANNN

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    I've noticed on the Auto truck the shock towers are fine in the regular position (where the rivits came off just bolt the towers on like the writeup) but when i put them in mine (i have a standard tranny) the clutch "Z" bar would hit the tower so I had to rotate it a little----I dont like it in the position now but havent figured out what im gonna do---ill get some pics tomarow.
     
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    I just ran into the same problem with the clutch linkage. Have you figured out a solution and do you have any pics?
     
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    I have some pictures but no place to host them. I can e-mail them if some on wants to host.
    David
     
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    Put them in members Rides.
     
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    I will do that today, thanks.
    David
     
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    Try this [​IMG]
     
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    There is a larger image in my Member's rides.
     
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    Rene,
    You are sooooooo cool!
    David
     
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    Maybe I need some more practice time.
     
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    David..is that the F250 shock tower or off a newer Ford?

    Rene
     
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    Trusty, what year truck towers are those in the picture for and what is your extended shock length and compressed shock length ? I have been wanting to do this mod for a while but never had all the info. That looks good! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Rene,
    Yes it is an F250 tower. I should have thought ahead and got the year info. I will check and see.
    David
     
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    Those are Grumpy's shock towers...I just posted the larger pic./forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif That mod has been on my list for a long time too...

    David, thanks. I was pretty sure they were 1980 F250 towers...I thought maybe someone had found some newer Ford crap that worked too./forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    rene
     
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    THX for the info MUCH needed, now could you possibly tell me if you remember, how long you think the shocks are extended and compressed. I am bidding on a set of Skyjackers as we speak that are open 30" and closed 17" but wish I knew if they were to long for the front tower design with a 4" lift..... Would really appreciate it
     
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    You can make almost any shock fit with thoses tower by cutting them to your custom length. The shock I am using are Rancho and are 28.6/17.7. I could probably use a longer one. The only way to know for sure is to set the truck up the way you want it and flex it up. Check the compression and extension from there.
    david
     
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    Did you notice that my towers are near vertical? The UAV and others angle them rear ward.
    David
     

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