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U bolt Flip Kit question on Shock Relocation. 03 DC

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by stinkyspice, Feb 17, 2014.

  1. stinkyspice

    stinkyspice [OP] Well-Known Member

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    so i am going to be doing a ubolt flip kit on my 03 DC 4x4.

    and was wandering what thoughts were on mounting the shock right on the axle behind the original location? is this okay. is it going to take away travel? will it make the ride rougher? i have Icon vs 2.0 built for the lift. i am just wandering if using that location on the axle is going to make a harsher ride? or take away a significant amount of travel?

    Thanks guys for the help!!
     
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    stinkyspice [OP] Well-Known Member

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    nothing?? BUMB.


    what about on top of the axle right behind the original location??
     
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    Your best bet is to install the u bolt flip, then cycle the suspension and find a place where the shocks will be ok. I think ideally you want another 2inches of travel at full droop for when you flex
     
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    Had tons on the Taco's.... new truck is pretty stock
    You want to keep the locations as close to stock as possible unless you really start redoing the suspension geometry to fit a longer shock etc.
    I sell some tabs along with the U bolt plates/ Ubolts on my website that work great. Just weld them to the axle and do the flip and you're good to go.
     
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    stinkyspice [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys!! And by the way relentless your bumpers are mean!!!! I love your rear bumper for the first gen taco!!
     
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    Had tons on the Taco's.... new truck is pretty stock
    Thanks man, the rear's are about to get a bit more badass soon too. :spy:
     
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    Oh really. ETA? :popcorn:
     
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