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Unread 01-10-2013, 04:11 PM   #1
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Need help with rear shock outboarding

I am pushing my rear end back 4" to stuff my 35x13.5s under the trimmed body tub and 3" lift. so I need to move the rear shock position. I am going F250 shock mounts. and I am running an 8.8

Are outboarding the shocks beneficial to leaf spring set ups?
If so, what angle do i mount them in relation to...?
How do I figure out my new shock length? (find the uptravel to full stuff?)

I have search the hell out of this topic. And it just seems that anyone who does this mod already knows the whats hows and whys of it. I am new to leaf suspensions and and fun fab!

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Unread 01-10-2013, 04:16 PM   #2
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This is a full width 8.8?
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Unread 01-10-2013, 05:55 PM   #3
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This is a full width 8.8?
Full width.. out of a 98 ford explorer. So just a little shorter than my hp30
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Not full width if its out of an explorer. The full width 8.8's came in the F150's and broncos.

I don think that outboarding is 100% necessary especially because the axle is a bit narrow to do anything with it.
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Unread 01-11-2013, 08:13 AM   #5
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Not full width if its out of an explorer. The full width 8.8's came in the F150's and broncos.

I don think that outboarding is 100% necessary especially because the axle is a bit narrow to do anything with it.
Ya i wish i knew which route to go when buying an 8.8. But I am learning as I go. I was recommended to check out a shock relocation bar by teraflex but I know thatll be pricey compared to 40 for two f250 mounts and some welding. I might not even be able to fit shocks outboarded anyways..
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Ya i wish i knew which route to go when buying an 8.8. But I am learning as I go. I was recommended to check out a shock relocation bar by teraflex but I know thatll be pricey compared to 40 for two f250 mounts and some welding. I might not even be able to fit shocks outboarded anyways..
You know it'll be pricey or you think it'll be pricey? Because on the cost effectiveness scale:
$24>$40
http://www.teraflex.biz/yj-wrangler-...shock-bar.html

Trust me, they work. Just get a shock that's a little stiffer and it will make up for the angle.
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Holy Crap! It'd cost ya more in time just to make the dang thing out of scrap. I've never seen those THAT cheap.
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Unread 01-11-2013, 08:45 AM   #8
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Holy Crap! It'd cost ya more in time just to make the dang thing out of scrap. I've never seen those THAT cheap.
The cost benefit to scrap it would negate the sale cost. you should have seen what they were selling the engine skid plate for before they ran out. And yes, I think I got the last one.
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I think I may just have to order one and sit it on the shelf just in case... Were the skids belly up? Sorry I missed those. Can't believe I didn't catch someone talking about them here or on Pirate!
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Unread 01-18-2013, 02:28 PM   #10
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You know it'll be pricey or you think it'll be pricey? Because on the cost effectiveness scale:
$24>$40
http://www.teraflex.biz/yj-wrangler-...shock-bar.html

Trust me, they work. Just get a shock that's a little stiffer and it will make up for the angle.
God almighty! I think thats what i might need. I havent got around to even looking at those until today. That is a very reasonable price! I think I am going to grab my wallet now.

Does that have to be mounted in one specific area? or does it actually move the top of the shock further back?

Is a shock that is closer to 90 with the ground better than that forward lean?
and will bilstein 5100s work okay with this setup?
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Unread 01-18-2013, 03:49 PM   #11
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It uses the stock shock mounting points to create six more options that you can use your current shocks instead of relocating the shock mounts forward. It's not the only option, but its the only one I can vouch for.
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Unread 01-18-2013, 07:34 PM   #12
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Hey Anti,

Did you have any issue with the passanger side shock hitting the exhaust pipe? I am in the process of doing this and my axle shock mounts are appox in the same spot as yours but the exhaust pipe is right in the way.
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Mine rubs a little bit but I'm going to redo that part of the exhaust really soon. If your shocks are made to be run upside down, that may be an option for you. Like I said, its not the only way, but its a decent outlet. Shoot for stiffer shocks if you have a choice, the angle seems to take the oomph out of it.
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Thanks, Think I am going to have to redo the pipe, need a muffler anyway.

In the mean time is there any danger in just cutting the tail pipe off a few inches past muffler until the exhaust is replaced. Not worried about exhaust fumes as I have no top. More concerned with the heat and burning something or a fire. Is that a possibility?
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It's going to be loud.
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