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Old 02-27-2017, 07:42 AM
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I had previously attempted to use some pre-fabbed mounts that sit parallel with the axle, but I quickly found out it gave me no up travel at all with my 4.5" lift shocks. I sifted through bunches of shocks and couldn't find anything that would allow me to effectively use them. I ran stock length shocks for about 6 months, but I had no down travel. They actually were fully extended at ride height, actually limiting my lift. So, I had finally had enough and decided to make my own since I couldn't find anything that work for my needs. Made them from 2x4" box and some plate. Bought some new shocks that work with 6.5" of lift and they seem to work great.
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Old 02-27-2017, 04:40 PM
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Looks good. I was able to reuse the 3.5 inch lift shocks at 3.5 inch lift with a now lifted at 5 inches by moving up the shock mounts to flush with the axle tubes and shackle relocation.
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Old 02-28-2017, 07:40 AM
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Thanks. I guess I didn't look hard enough! the 4.5" lift shocks would bottom out over the slightest bump. I have relocation brackets and 2" shackles. It's perfect now. The plate I used on the bottom should act as a skid. I left a small opening to allow wter to drain. I guess we'll find out though!
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