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post #1 of 10 Old 02-27-2013, 11:51 AM Thread Starter
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RE 4" Lift question.

Finally got our lift kit in and my son has started installing it at the shop at school. He called to tell me the rear shocks will need to be installed upside down due to a clearance issue. He said with regular vehicle weight the shocks will hit the rear axle. He has the springs and shims installed (no trac bar). Is there something he's missing? Thanks in advance for your help guys!

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post #2 of 10 Old 02-27-2013, 12:03 PM
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That's usually fixed when you install the degree shims. Sometimes you've got to improvise and install new shock hangers or clear a little off the stock ones

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Shims need to be fat part forward. As ur springs settle the pinion will rotate up giving shocks more room. Dont over tighten ur shackle bolts. They do make shock relocation brackets if all else fails.
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So everything has been on for a few days and we've been putting on some miles but it still looks like its almost hitting. We ran the shocks upside down during this time to let things settle but after turning them right side up its too close.

Should I try larger shims? Relocate to top bracket?

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The shims should be used to adjust the driveline only but the side effect is usually space enough for the shock. The MORE shock relocators move the top mount forward giving enough room for them to clear. Have you looked at new lower mounts too?

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Dose this look like a good solution?



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Or are there better products/ applications out there? I have a 4WP near my house.
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Yes. The angle can be set by you so it protrudes a little more. There are cheaper sets that sit flush with the axle but size wise I think that's the ticket

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Yes. The angle can be set by you so it protrudes a little more. There are cheaper sets that sit flush with the axle but size wise I think that's the ticket
Turns out these came with the kit and my son didn't see them after spreading the parts all over the place... They did the trick and clearance is good.
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Good to hear it worked out for you. Pics please...

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good to hear it worked out for you. Pics please...


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Just a few during install. I'll post more later.
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