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Who is running what rear shocks and how are they mounted.

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by sandawgk5, Dec 15, 2005.

  1. sandawgk5

    sandawgk5 3/4 ton status

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    The title says it all. Pics would be a bonus.

    Ira
     
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    rodney chambers Registered Member

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    running procomp shocks on rear. lower brackets relocated to top of axle. works grrrreat!
     
  3. sandawgk5

    sandawgk5 3/4 ton status

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    How long are those shocks. I am trying to get the longest I can and not bottom them out while still using the stock upper mount.

    Ira
     
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    Pro Comps here also;)

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    Zeus33rd Smarter than you GMOTM Winner

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    Shocks are whatever the longest Rancho RS5000's are...

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    The top mounting point is a piece rectangular tube welded across the frame rails. The shocks mount up inside a hollowed out, boxed in notch in the tube.
     
  6. pauly383

    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    I have a 4inch flip , and off the shelf gabriels ( search ck5 ) in the stock mounts . These look identical to Pro Comps and some others , probably made by the same supplier anyway . One shock is mounted inverted , due to the axle tube hitting it . Have yet to move my mounts , and they seem to work allright in this application . I do know that I don't quite use them to their full potetial , as I have never unbolted my spring pack clamps .
     
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    Bistein 5150's 14" long.

    Stock mounts on a 14 bolt FF in rear. The front shock mounts I cut off and welded to a 1/2" plate and bolted the plate roughly 7" up into the engine compartment. This allowed me to use the longest travel shocks bilstein had besides coilover/baja stuff. Right now I have equal amount of compression and droop.

    I'll can post up some pics of you want.

    (course, I wanted to push the shocks out the farthest on the axle and as verticle as much as possible. )
     
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    Will the 12 gabriels be ok for the front? I will be running 4" springs and ford cast towers. For the rear I was worried about bottoming out the 12" because the collapsed height of 18". I have to reweld my mounts so I do have some flexibility in shock length however it is 14FF and I do not want hangers hanging real low on the ends when I already got an anchor in the middle.

    Thanks

    Ira
     

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