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Unread 05-05-2010, 11:02 PM   #1366
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these came in today.


anybody notice anything weird?



what im seeing is, the stud for the front shocks is on the piston side of the shock. from what ive read/seen, bilsteins run body up, piston down.

anyone?

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Unread 05-05-2010, 11:34 PM   #1367
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My fronts are run that way, body on the bottom.
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Unread 05-05-2010, 11:45 PM   #1368
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its a monotube, i dont think it matters which way they are run. from my understanding it would on a twin, but not a mono.
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Unread 05-05-2010, 11:45 PM   #1369
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you should have just measured and got some JKS eye to eye conversion then you could run it whichever way you want and youd have more down travel...
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Unread 05-05-2010, 11:47 PM   #1370
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you should have just measured and got some JKS eye to eye conversion then you could run it whichever way you want and youd have more down travel...
So he could drop springs ever 3 minutes like you...

And I'm pretty sure I was the inspiration for your shock length.
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Unread 05-06-2010, 12:11 AM   #1371
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its a monotube, i dont think it matters which way they are run. from my understanding it would on a twin, but not a mono.
yeah ive heard that as well, just wanted to double check

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you should have just measured and got some JKS eye to eye conversion then you could run it whichever way you want and youd have more down travel...
nah. and im getting 12" of travel from these shocks. theyre intended for a zj at 7" of lift = lots of droop for me

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So he could drop springs ever 3 minutes like you...

And I'm pretty sure I was the inspiration for your shock length.
oh ill be dropping springs bigtime
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Unread 05-06-2010, 12:29 AM   #1372
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short arms arent going to let you drop springs buddy...
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Unread 05-06-2010, 01:04 AM   #1373
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short arms arent going to let you drop springs buddy...
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Oh I bet you I will. I almost did when I was at 4" with both my addcos connected
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Unread 05-06-2010, 07:17 AM   #1374
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short arms arent going to let you drop springs buddy...
I dropped springs at 2.5" of lift.
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Unread 05-06-2010, 07:59 AM   #1375
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nah. and im getting 12" of travel from these shocks. theyre intended for a zj at 7" of lift = lots of droop for me
Make sure you're not running $300 Bilstiens as bumpstops.
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Unread 05-06-2010, 08:34 AM   #1376
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I have the same shocks I think. It's nice because the bar pin is fused to the bushing. No clunk. The ride is awsome. Mine are 3" and I'm running a 4" now with plenty of travel and proper front stops.
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Unread 05-06-2010, 10:16 AM   #1377
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I dropped springs at 2.5" of lift.
WJs dont count. you could lose a spring making a u-turn on the road.
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Oh I bet you I will. I almost did when I was at 4" with both my addcos connected
as far a ZJs go, this is what happens on short arms when you start dropping springs lol

upper CA should be there lol
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Unread 05-06-2010, 01:17 PM   #1378
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I dropped springs at 2.5" of lift.
nice!

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Make sure you're not running $300 Bilstiens as bumpstops.
once i get everything back together ill measure for bumpstops

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I have the same shocks I think. It's nice because the bar pin is fused to the bushing. No clunk. The ride is awsome. Mine are 3" and I'm running a 4" now with plenty of travel and proper front stops.
awesome to hear

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WJs dont count. you could lose a spring making a u-turn on the road.


as far a ZJs go, this is what happens on short arms when you start dropping springs lol

upper CA should be there lol
thats why i want to go to long arms already. dont feel like ripping CA mounts off
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Unread 05-06-2010, 01:47 PM   #1379
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thats why i want to go to long arms already. dont feel like ripping CA mounts off
Is there any rock crawling in Ohio?
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Unread 05-06-2010, 01:49 PM   #1380
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Time for some IRO front LA's

you got 11 days til the IRO group buy ends.
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