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Shock Reversal

Discussion in 'Shocks, Suspensions, Lift Kits' started by addkev, September 30, 2002.

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  1. addkev

    addkev Well-Known Member

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    Has everyone seen this? What is the general consensus? I think it is a pretty good idea, not only for putting the shock back at stock length, but for getting the shock up out of the way.

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  3. jimbo74

    jimbo74 Elite Exploder

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    sounds like an ok idea.... dont know if i would really want to grind material off my spring pad though....
     
  4. ld50

    ld50 Oh, the money you`ll blow Elite Explorer

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    I think that`s a pretty good idea BUT ,if you`re doing it to avoid rocks you would definitely still be banging the heck out of those nuts and threads.
     
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    DasFrem Elite Poseur

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    The reason I did it was that with the 4 door leafsprings + shakles, at full flex, the shock wouldn't mount, so I just flipped them and notched out a little bit. It should technically give me more flex (if I wasn't rubbing like crazy on my inner fenderwells in the rear) I've put on about 350 miles with 'em and everything seems to be holding up fine. Where the shock mounts (those two tabs) I only needed to grind down about 1/8th of an inch to make the shock fit in there. Hope this explains some things, sorry I don't know any more detailed names of the things I cut and ground down.
     






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