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B.A.M.F 2nd Gen rear shock relocation kit.

Discussion in 'Bay Area Metal Fabrication' started by JLee, Aug 6, 2012.

  1. Aug 6, 2012 at 8:32 AM
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    JLee

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    Here is the BAMF 05 to 17 rear shock relocation kit that allows you to run 12" shocks. When lifting your truck your stock mounting locations are not spaced out enough to allow a shock that doesn't act as a limit strap. This kit completely removes the stock mounting locations and replaces them with 1/4" plate. We have been selling this kit for nearly six years with hundreds of guys running them and loving it. It's simple cost effective and proven over the years in countless applications from rock crawlers, Expo rigs to prerunners.

    Click here to order




    NOTE you don't have to run KING shocks but they are the only shocks we have tested with this kit so others may not work in the buckets.

    KING shocks tested KING Part# PR2012-SS 12.0" stroke 31.585" Extended Length 19.585" Collapsed Length 7/8" Shaft Dia




    What the kit contains if you have less please contact us
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    To start on the install fit up the parts and tack everything together. (note) if you ordered our welded set disregard this step.
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    After tacking the buckets fully weld all seems and let cool you can now take this time to start cutting off your stock mounts.
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    Then tack the mounts to the frame and axle. The shocks are best mounted and 90* from side to side and 10 degrees leaning forward. Just use a angle finder to check the angle of the shock when tacking in place.

    The best way to mock everything up is to fully brake the leaf pack down to just a main leaf and cycle the suspension to the bumps when tacking you mounts on leaving about 1" of shaft showing at full bump for compression
    "unless your bumps compress more then that you need to compensate for for the compression or you will blow your shocks on a hard hit"

    Honestly most people just measure the bump travel and set the lower mount of the shock just a little more shock shaft showing then they have bump travel.
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    After tacking it up It's best to cycle your suspension with the tires on to check for clearance issues. (Wheel spacers or a less back spacing wheels may be needed to clear the shock body when fully flexed out)

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  2. Aug 6, 2012 at 8:36 AM
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    brutalguyracing

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  3. Aug 6, 2012 at 8:40 AM
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    Looking Good Jerry :thumbsup:

    This is something that's been on my list for a while, I like the towers seem to be slightly stronger against flexing side to side compared to some shock hoops:cool:
     
  4. Aug 6, 2012 at 8:43 AM
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    Thanks Max that's why we went with the towers and not hoops i feel the hoops would need some kind of bracing to stop the flex. These are 1/4" plate and are not going to flex at all :cool:
     
  5. Aug 6, 2012 at 8:47 AM
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    Very Nice!

    Noticed that the test truck has "Fabjunkie" Shackle Flip, will this make a difference for those sticking with the OEM Inverted Shackle?

    Also, when produced with this kit come welded or in pieces?
     
  6. Aug 6, 2012 at 9:02 AM
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    It does it's not the greatest flip IMO I don't think it helped much with the droop I know it limits the up travel a lot it's putting the springs in a negative arch after a few inches of up travel maybe some longer shackles are needed but how it sits it's not changing much from stock other then adding ground clearance.

    The kit will be offered loose or welded.
     
  7. Aug 6, 2012 at 9:21 AM
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    Seems to be some issues with the kit from a few members, hopefully they figure something out, as I've never been entirely sold on the idea of a shackle flip.

    Nice to know, added to the list of things for my truck :cool:
     
  8. Aug 6, 2012 at 9:25 AM
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    FIFY.

    Stick with your stock shackles and add a cross brace like the Defined.
     
  9. Aug 6, 2012 at 9:32 AM
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    Defined Shackles and Cross-Brace were added last winter :cool:
     
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    Would that brace not allow you to store the spare in the stock location?
     
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    Maybe if you had a build...I would actually know that.

    Dunno, but my bed is my spare location. Strength > Space
     
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    Are you sure about that :p
     
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    :cool:
     
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    something will be done about the shackle, maybe BAMF will have to refine it. Then you could get a whole package. lol
     
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    Is that Eric and his shorts and flip flops?? LOL
     
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    That it does :D im really happy how well it turned out. And Alex told me it rides great on the freeway.

    Yeah that is he seen Alex was at the shop getting work done and he came by and helped out.
     
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    Have you put a price together yet? I have the shackle flip also, I think this would be the best compliment for it. I probably jumped on the shackle flip a bit soon but I had a bent stock mount that I needed to replace and did not want to replace with stock set up. I will keep an eye out for your improved shackle flip also.
    Cam-shaft.
     
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    I have not worked out pricing yet I'm working on it i should have it up on the site in a few days.
     
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