I've been moving my shocks all over the place trying to find a good compromise. I bought a set of ES3000's for a 6" lift back when I had 33's and they were too stiff. With the addition of a shackle flip, the improved droop started using the shocks as limiting straps which quickly broke the stock mounts. With 38's and a 14 bolt, I couldn't keep the stock mounts welded on fast enough Adding 57" springs to the back was great for the ride but the shocks weren't allowing me to take advantage of it. I decided to inbound the tops of the shocks above the axle at the expense of loosing some dampening due to tha angle and this gave me all the room I needed to really take advantage of the 57's flex.. but, inbounding the shocks on such a soft suspension exagerated body roll since now the shock weren't slowing down an weight transfering left to right and vice versa ( It acted like a jeep on a rollover course). It did pretty good with equal compression through. Finally, I moved the shocks once again to an exagerated forward position just inside the frame rails and it works really well. While the shocks are mounted at an angle which reduces their dampening (same force, half as much movement per whole unit of axle movement), having them mounted back at the sides of the vehicle really helped stability both on and off road by slowing down body lean. I was rather concerned at the exagerated forward location being too soft, but the stiff ES3000's work really well in this postiion and do more to control bounce than they did angled in together above the axle. Another suprise was their ability to reduce the axle wrap jolt I would typicaly get shifting gears with my TH350 under hard accellation when the anti wrap bar was removed. So much good came from it, I thought I'd share with others who might be having the same issues. Here's a pic to show the mounting location.