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Shock travel length

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Rogerdoger1993, Apr 27, 2014.

  1. Apr 27, 2014 at 11:02 AM
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    Rogerdoger1993

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    This is my first post. Could could anybody tell me where I can find the shock travel length of OME Nitrocharger vs Bilstein 5100 shocks. The reason I am asking is because I a trying achieve the most shock travel between the two.
     
  2. Apr 27, 2014 at 9:34 PM
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    The OEM are 1 inch longer than stock and have 9 inches of travel.......
     
  3. Apr 28, 2014 at 4:36 AM
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    Thank you. All I am trying to achieve is a little lift and articulation.
     
  4. Apr 28, 2014 at 2:48 PM
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    I heard that 5100's are the same length as extended travel coilovers ? Maybe that's wrong idk, but I also read that 5100's are longer than OME shocks.
     
  5. Apr 28, 2014 at 2:59 PM
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  6. May 1, 2014 at 2:51 PM
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    With the leafs in and 3" of lift, I'm 1 1/2 from the top of the travel with the OEM shock I think the 2" longer shocks are the way to go with lift....
     
  7. May 2, 2014 at 9:43 PM
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    That is what I am wondering too. I am thinking about getting the All Pro leaf pack. And when I do, should I try compressing both sides of the suspension in the rear to see what length shocks I need based on the compressed length?
     
  8. May 15, 2014 at 11:18 AM
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    It looks like most shocks have 9" of travel so I'm shimming my shocks so they are 2" compressed with a empty truck full tank of gas. So far on logging trails I'm ok but the dunes will be the real test... You also have to factor in loaded height with a load the back could sag another inch...
     
  9. May 15, 2014 at 11:30 AM
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    So I just measured my front and I have 2" of sag in the front with oem struts and 884 springs. so I have 2" of sag front and rear. Old man EMU and ARB do lots of testing so this is how I'm going run the dunes in july.... So we'll see...
     
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