A long while back Greg72 mentioned the idea of using f250 shock towers for the upper shock mount in the rear suspension--the idea being to use longer travel shocks without inboarding them. I am about to put 1-ton axles in and I will be re-doing the shock mounts, so I got to thinking about this. I figure I would do the shock towers on the outside of the frame and have the shocks between the leaf spring and the tires. I will be using a D70 HD dually axle with H1 wheels and 13.5-15" wide tires. I am also going to be using 56" or 57" rear springs (I am having a hard time deciding). As I am thinking this out, I would think that if the upper and lower shock mount were oriented in the same direction, as one side flexes the travel will be limited by the bushings in the shock. If the shock mounts were perpendicular to one another (one shock eye facing east and west while the other faces north and south, approx.), then the bushing would bind as the axle moves front to back while it flexes. How could I make this work / what am I missing here? I really want to weld these mounts so that I can have a bunch of travel, but I would only inboard them as a last resort. No, I don't think I am ready to cut up my floors, but I do have a tiny body lift for what it's worth. What is everyone else doing?