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Rear Shock relocation thread

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Box Rocket, Feb 5, 2013.

  1. Feb 10, 2013 at 10:51 AM
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    extrmsob293

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    are those shock relocations are for 2nd gen only? i have a 1st gen
     
  2. Feb 10, 2013 at 2:47 PM
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    I'm going to assume that it's intended for first and second gen trucks. Though you will likely see more first gen setups after this thread gets rolling, do to the fact that our shocks do not bolt to the axle like second gen's do.
     
  3. Feb 11, 2013 at 7:29 AM
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    I would say its more second gen. As when I looked at mounting shocks that way on my first gen the shocks would be very close to the wheels and would rub bad.
     
  4. Feb 11, 2013 at 7:41 AM
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    BAMF makes a second gen shock relocation kit. Uses a 12in shock without the need to punch through the bed.
     
  5. Feb 11, 2013 at 7:51 AM
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  6. Feb 11, 2013 at 10:04 AM
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    I'm looking for a way to do my 1st gen :D
     
  7. Feb 13, 2013 at 10:17 AM
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    Box Rocket [OP] just trying to help

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    Bump for more info and pics.

    I konw there are more 1st Gens with relocated shocks. Let's see them.
     
  8. Feb 14, 2013 at 2:19 PM
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    Sub'd for the 1st gen :)
     
  9. Feb 14, 2013 at 10:55 PM
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    Oh my god that is exactly what i am looking for!...:eek::D
     
  10. Feb 14, 2013 at 11:04 PM
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  11. Feb 18, 2013 at 2:45 PM
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    Great thread idea, Adam! :cool:

    Time for another 1st gen....

    I'm running 14x2.0 Foxes, 64" Chevy springs, 6" shackles at about a 35 degree angle, and Ballistic creepers as shackle hangers. (About 3-4 inches of lift.)

    My goal with this set-up was to maximize articulation and clearance, withOUT going through the bed.
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    While I didn't actually go through the bed, I sorta cheated. :laugh:
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    The downsides to this set-up are: ride quality, (since the more of an angle the shock is in relation to the axle movement, the less efficient the shock is at dampening), and I had to deform the bed a little.... IT's hardly noticeable after bedliner, I belive this could have been avoided with 12" shocks (wich would be plenty long for a typical 3" lift set-up). I originally planned on running 12" shocks, but someone locally was parting out a baja bronco, so I got these for cheap and decided to make it work.... :notsure: It could also be said that the lack of up-travel in my set-up is also a downside..... but since the 64" chevy springs deteriorate quickly when allowed to flex past negative, and my 37s start eating things under my fender wells if I tried to stuff them any more, I really don't need any more up travel... and I think the down travel makes up for it nicely. :D
     
  12. Feb 18, 2013 at 3:38 PM
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    Thanks for posting Silas. Good to see. (even though I've seen yours already). :)
     
  13. Feb 18, 2013 at 7:26 PM
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    Heres mine, I built it for high speed whoops desert stuff. After many times revalving it handles really well, and Its capable of doing 65mphs through somewhat decent whoops.
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  14. Mar 30, 2013 at 6:55 AM
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  15. Mar 30, 2013 at 10:06 AM
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    I've been thinking more about my set up since I plan to work on it soon. I am not unhappy with the amount of travel I'm getting with the factory position of one forward and one backward, except that my shocks aren't quite long enough. If my truck was a dedicated rockcrawler I would definitely be looking at a setup like most of those posted with the tops of the shocks angle to the center.

    But the factory position helps with axle wrap, and the shocks don't lose dampening ability like they do when they're angle to the center. So if I can relocate the lower shock mounts so that the shocks aren't limiting down travel like they are now but keep the shocks in the factory position, then it might just be the ideal set up for me.

    Just thinking out loud. I haven't finalized a plan yet but I think that might work for me.
     
  16. Mar 30, 2013 at 10:13 AM
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    i keep tossing back and forth between the two myself...

    with the shackle flip i'll be pushing my foxes at the moment

    so many options!

    trying not to drop a bunch of cash on the relocation though...as i've already dropped too much on the flip kit and defined shackles :(
     
  17. Mar 30, 2013 at 10:18 AM
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  18. Apr 27, 2013 at 9:18 PM
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    Relocated the shocks and added some support, rides way nice now with the expo packs, not rough at all and corners way better Don't know how it flexes yet.

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  19. Apr 30, 2013 at 6:10 AM
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    ^Are those the 12" short body 7100s? That is a clean install. I noticed that you kept the eyelets lateral to the truck. Do you think you'll get any binding in there, when you are flexed out?
     
  20. Apr 30, 2013 at 7:17 PM
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    They're 10" short bodies. I am concerned about the binding but I've seen other people do it and I'm hoping that it won't be a problem but I can always fix it if it is. just haven't had a chance to flex it out yet
     
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