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Old 04-04-2010, 08:58 PM   #1
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shock converters.

okay so i got my bilsteins for my truck today and im debating between buying adapters for my shocks in the rear to fit the stock top mounting point or just making an adapter like the ones ive seen.

i can make an adapter for 10 dollars or i can buy them for 40. im leaning towards making them but i wasnt sure if there are any dissadvantages
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Old 04-04-2010, 09:26 PM   #2
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No disadvantage really, other than that extension will now be the weak point on your shock. Make them strong and it'll probably be ok. The post on the top of your shock wasn't designed to have side to side forces on the end of it so it could snap but then again your shock pretty much just gets up/down force.

I thought about going that route too but ended up just getting a longer travel shock in the end.
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now my only problem is i think i ordered a shock that is too long.
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Old 04-04-2010, 09:41 PM   #4
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now my only problem is i think i ordered a shock that is too long.
Problem solved..?
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is there such thing as over compressing a shock?
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If you have too much travel in your shock, the shock will actually bottom out before the chassis hits the bump stops. This could be a serious issue if you have a shock that is substantially too long.
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my shock fully compressed is 18 inches long. i was planning on running the shock at about 23-24 inch range. is that overly compressed???
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If you have too much travel in your shock, the shock will actually bottom out before the chassis hits the bump stops. This could be a serious issue if you have a shock that is substantially too long.
Exactly. You'll need to get longer bumpstops is you wan to keep those shocks. You still gain droop but you'll have less tuck than you did at stock.

If you come down hard on a shock thats too long it can explode!
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so am i okay or should i send my shock back?
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so am i okay or should i send my shock back?
I'd just measure it. Go to a place where you can flex out the rear completely: ditch, berm, dirt pile, loading ramp, staircase, whatever. Take your rear shocks OFF and flex the rear out max: the tucked side against the bumpstop, the other side drooping max like off the ground or close; take your measurement between the 2 shock mounts (lower and upper) on both sides, this will give you your full compression length and your full extension length. THEN, ideally you'll have a shock that will allow for both max and minimum, but if it is too long you have to decide whether you want to have longer bumpstops or a shorter shock.

Note: don't drive around without your rear shocks on, it won't hurt anything but you don't want to drive on streets like this (truck will bounce a round) it IS ok for the articulation measurement just make sure to take them off at the place you do the test and put them back on after taking your measurements.
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okay thanks. that helps a lot
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