HERE I COME LIFT!!!!
Yesterday I started looking up shocks for the bastard pack lift I'm going to do. Im trying to keep the lift on a low budget and the guys at autozone will let me swap the shocks I have now that I bought from them 5 months ago for some longer truck shocks. So I did a couple hours of research and found this...
Based on this web site http://www.monroe.com/assets/downloa...engthSheet.pdf
I have found that 1997 ford f150 rear shocks for the front on the yj are just about perfect and mounting is almost exactly the same, but ill be using Gabiral shocks so the lengths very a little from the monroes. I especially like the fact that the f150 shock has 12.03 inches of travel!
YJ stock specs: Compressed 14.5 in
Extended 24.375 in
Travel 9.8 in
(Gabriel Pro Guard Shocks)
97 F150 specs: Compressed 16.3 in
Extended 28.3 in
Travel 12.03 in
Here is what I found for the rear. 1974 ford F250 shocks will mount up perfectly and have the exact lengths I want as well.
YJ stock specs: Compressed 11.8 in
Extended 18.3 in
Travel 6.5 in
(Gabriel Guardian Shocks)
74 F250 specs: Compressed 13.8 in
Extended 23.2 in
Travel 9.3 in
I went and got the 97 f150 shocks today, fit perfectly! I have to wait untill tomorrow or monday to get the 74 f250 shocks because they were special order. I also found out today that I will be making money by switching to truck shocks!!! ha All 4 of the yj shocks cost 24.99 and the f250 shocks only cost 16.99 so ill get like 16 bucks back! cant beat that.
here is a picture of the shocks compressed and extended. The compressed one can go down about 2 more inches its held down by the retainer strap.