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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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    We have been working on a shock relocation kit for a wile now and we now finality have one on a truck. We spent about 12 hours yesterday mocking up and installing this kit yesterday. We designed this kit to fit 12" stroke shocks off the front side of the axle.

    The pricing is
    DIY kit in pieces: $115.00 shipped

    Fully welded ready to weld on the truck: $180.00 Shipped



    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 (Note this is just one side I comes with 2 sets of this)
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    All stock shock mounts were removed and ground smooth.


    After everything was mocked up we tacked the buckets together.
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    After tacking the buckets we fully welded all seems.
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    Then we tacked the mounts to the frame and axle. The shocks are mounted and 90* from side to side and 9* forward
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    After we tacked it up we went out side to make sure everything was all good the shock mounts looked good he does need longer bump stops to stop the leaves from going into a negative arch. we also noticed the tire touching the shock body at full stuff. Wheel spacers or a less back spacing may be needed. Or with a 90* fitting on the shock it could be tucked tighter to the frame by about .75"

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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
     
  12. Aug 6, 2012 at 10:40 AM
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    Are you sure about that :p
     
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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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    This looks very promising :)
     
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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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