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Rear Shocks

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Chachie, Mar 8, 2010.

  1. Mar 8, 2010 at 9:18 AM
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    Chachie

    Chachie [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So ive searched and searched but cant find anything on this. I just installed a set of full arched springs to match my 6" in the front but now and full droop my rear hangs on the shocks. Anybody had this happen before? Should i just measure my shocks and add about 2" for new ones? Oh and here is the new stance for anyone that is curious:

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  2. Mar 8, 2010 at 10:42 AM
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    mikesdoublecab

    mikesdoublecab LT Chase Truck

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    Engage Offroad long travel front and rear with some fat tires.
    best way is to cycle your suspension...

    lift the truck up by the frame with the shocks detached at the axle... let the axle droop out and then measure from mounting point to mounting point...

    you can also guestimate... stock shock travel is 6.5"

    at collapsed length of 14" and extended length of 20", with the new leafs, you will probably want to find a shock that is 16" collapsed and 26" to 28" extended...

    you will likely want a 10" or 12" travel shock...
     
  3. Mar 8, 2010 at 10:48 AM
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    Chachie

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    Sweet thats perfect. Also has anyone converted the top mount on these trucks to an eye mount rather than a stud?
     
  4. Mar 8, 2010 at 10:51 AM
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    mikesdoublecab

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    Engage Offroad long travel front and rear with some fat tires.
    i haven't seen too many folks talk about having done that, but Total Chaos makes an adaptor for that...
     
  5. Mar 17, 2010 at 10:01 AM
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    Chachie

    Chachie [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So i am going to go with a bilstein 5125. It will be 17 collapsed and have 12" of travel. Anyone running the 5125?
     
  6. Mar 17, 2010 at 12:07 PM
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    mikesdoublecab

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    Engage Offroad long travel front and rear with some fat tires.
    i ran the 5125 for a while... if it can handle jumping, you should be ok...

    :thumbsup:
     
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