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post #1 of 6 Old 12-05-2006, 07:24 AM Thread Starter
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Shock Length

I am in the process of installing an 8.8 in my 92 yj and am looking at shock length. I have installed the MORE upper extensions for a 2" gain in shock length. I can use my current shocks (for a 3.5" lift) that are 18" in length when at rest, which would put my lower shock mounts about 2" below my rear axle. I can also raise the mounts level with the rear end and out of harms way if I use 16" shocks (when at rest). Does anybody have any recommendations or suggestions here. Also would be interested to know what the factory shock length is when at rest with no lift etc.

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post #2 of 6 Old 12-05-2006, 08:40 AM
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If you look at these links - you can figure it out, or get close enough.

http://www.gorancho.com/flash/docs/2...ifications.pdf

http://www.gorancho.com/flash/docs/2005_shocks.pdf
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post #3 of 6 Old 12-05-2006, 08:50 AM
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I ran into the same issues. Do some flex test measurements before U place your lower mount... making sure U have enough up travel in the shock for full stuff. I almost put mine too high on the tube for my shock, so measure twice and weld once.




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Also would be interested to know what the factory shock length is when at rest with no lift etc.
Factory rear YJ shocks are 19.5" extended, 12.25 compressed, according to my catalog. That puts the neutral position at 15.875.

95 YJ: SOA, locked 44, locked 8.8, 37s, beadlocks, OBA, winch, and a few other things. My Build-Up Post -- SWB FAQ -- Mike
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sorry for the OT, partphil.

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