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What's the beefiest shock that can get for the rear?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by rmarqu2, Mar 3, 2013.

  1. rmarqu2

    rmarqu2 [OP] Largest Member.....huhuh

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    Hey guys, snapped off both my rear billies wheelin over the weekend and I'm wondering if anyone has any suggestions for stronger ones.
     
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    How'd you snap both?!? You have any pics?
     
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    Just wheeling some washed out areas at an offroad park in north louisiana. I snapped one Friday night and the other one Saturday afternoon. They both broke off right at the beginning of the threads.
     
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    One!

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    And two!

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    Haha nice pics. If they both broke at the spot is there an underlying reason why they're breaking? What's your current rear suspension setup?
     
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    You don't need beefier shocks... Just longer shocks. Those were too short and got overextended.
     
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    I have a toytech ultimate with AAL
     
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    What was the travel on those?

    Shocks don't just up and break without abuse unless they're being topped, bottomed. In all likelihood they were too short and as the axle drooped, it levered shaft and snapped them off in the frame mounts.

    Proper suspension setup takes some planning.
     
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    i've been wheeling them for 3 years.... but i wheeled the SHIT out of them friday and saturday. I measured them around 25".
     
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    Those are the regular billies right?
     
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    yea 5100's
     
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    Total travel isn't necessarily your problem. Are they bottoming at full droop is the question.
     
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    That looks like a fun ass trail!!
     
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    I had fun!!! Lol
     
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    Is that up in the back where I got into that sand last time??
     
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    Nah you take a left just after the pit. It looks way too intimidating from the main drag but I followed a rubicon through it no problem Friday night, so we decided to hit it up on Saturday
     
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    Looks no too bad. All dirt so the worst that can happen is gettin' stuck. As long as you have recovery available, go ahead.
     
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    That was my mindset going into it. Just came out that last washout too hot.
     
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