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.
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.
'92 YJ, 4.0, 5sp, 8.8 w/ 4.56's locked F&R, Teralow 4-1, HD SYE, BDS 5" SUA lifted on 35 MTR's. PSE front trail cage kit, 1ton TRE flip, 1"shackles, 1"BL, 1" MM. <><
Originally Posted by 80 CHOPPER
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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.
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