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Unread 02-01-2009, 03:06 PM   #1
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Outboarding rear shocks

Been thinking about outboarding my rear shocks. Saw this article.
http://www.stu-offroad.com/suspensio...earshock-1.htm
This is on a TJ, little concerned on a YJ there would be alot more stress in this area because of the leaf springs.
Whats everyones opinion?

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Unread 02-01-2009, 04:34 PM   #2
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since the way leafs mount to the frame verses coils. i would be a little worried that the frame might be weekened to much. is there room with out notching the frame?
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Unread 02-01-2009, 06:37 PM   #3
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Whats your axle width, 60" or fullsize?
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Unread 02-01-2009, 06:44 PM   #4
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That deep of frame notch might give you some trouble with all the unsprung weight from your 36's.
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Unread 02-01-2009, 09:03 PM   #5
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exactly why do you need to out board the shocks? there are other ways to get travel that aren't as likely to compromise your frame's integrity
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Unread 02-01-2009, 09:41 PM   #6
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With full widths you can get away with outboarding your rear shocks without sinking the mounts into the frame.
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Unread 02-02-2009, 06:35 AM   #8
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The rear axle is right around 60".
It is not so much that I need more wheel travel just more room.
I am in the process of doing the XJ spring stretch. With the fuel cell that I sank down into the tub. I am not sure I will have enough room to run the shocks inside of the tub.
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Unread 02-02-2009, 03:34 PM   #9
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Thanks Max. I work on my jeep alot, my wife has horses so that allows me lots of time to work in the garage. We have a metal fab shop at my work so I've spent a few hours there too. TSE Jeepers you probably won't have room unless your wheels have alot of offset. I first used the ford style mounts, like in the link above, and my shocks rubbed on the tires a little at full flex. I eventually broke one of the welds on the trail, so I redesigned the mounts and moved them a little closer to the frame. Now everything clears but if change wheels I may have to redesign my shocks and sink them into the frame. The mounts I used are different ford superduty ones. I have seen one that the guy used more style shock hoops on the rear and sunk a piece of channel into the frame so The shocks would clear.
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