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Unread 11-21-2010, 03:53 PM   #1486
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Rear--BE5-6248-H5
15.91" collapsed/25.93" extended for a total of 10.17" of travel.
255/70 valving

Front--BE5-6249-H5
17.91" collapsed/29.70" extended for a total of 11.94".
255/70 valving

There's no reason for more than a 12" shock on short arms, and that's for a short arm setup like mine that can flex without binding. I could have ran 12's in the rear but decided not to for several reasons. I'm running 5 up/5 down in the rear and 6 up/6 down in the front. Up travel @ the bump stop is 4.5" in the rear and 5.75" up front.

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Unread 11-22-2010, 02:18 PM   #1487
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Ok... I really dont want to read through your entire build.... again.... lol. So I was wondering if you have outboarded your rear shocks? Also, what all is needed to run 12" shocks on 2.5" springs? I want more travel but I really dont want to raise it anymore. Thanks for the help.

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Unread 11-22-2010, 04:32 PM   #1488
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they are outboarded.

Connor do have the deminsions on the center mount for the flat skid...
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Unread 11-22-2010, 04:51 PM   #1489
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Geez guys, can I get ANYTHING else for you?

Yes, they're outboarded. I run 10" shocks in the rear and 12" shocks up front. You can go up a bit more and run 12" shocks in the rear no problem. You need a pair of Ford shock towers, do something for the lower mounts (check out poly perf), and the shocks. It's not quick and easy but it shouldn't take you more than an afternoon. Might as well extend the fronts while you're at it. I'll post some current pictures showing the shock setup in the next couple days.

About the center mount--I could get you the dimensions but that doesn't mean they will work for you. The critical dimension to ensure the skid fits is the frame nutsert holes relationship to the tranny mount slots. For the center mount, just make it sit as low as possible. I'll pull it off and get you some pictures. Get the track bar on yet?
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Unread 11-22-2010, 04:57 PM   #1490
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i got a skid cut from eddie(Besrk) and i was wondering how you made the center mount to recess the bolts because im going to recess the side bolts as well with a 1x2 tube.. I made a small little mount that i think will work fine just gotta drill press the holes tomorrow.

Trac-bar goes on tomorrow when i go back home ill let you know how that goes.
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Unread 11-22-2010, 05:03 PM   #1491
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To recess, just copy the stock skid or any other skid. Large holes or slots in the skid itself and smaller slots in the center mount corresponding with the skid holes. I'm telling you, just use the stock skid as a template. I used my Rokmen skid as a template for all dimensions and surprise surprise...the new skid fit just as effortlessly as the Rokmen.
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Unread 11-22-2010, 05:09 PM   #1492
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i was planning on that. Did you use C-channel for the center. I just welded up some plate to a piece of 1x1 angle iron.
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Unread 11-22-2010, 05:34 PM   #1493
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No, don't use c channel.

Not my picture, but here's the Rokmen.


Just simple angle iron with one side cut down. Notice how the Rokmen piece slopes up to a height of almost 1"? Mine only comes up 1/4" over the same distance. That's 3/4". Combine that with the 1" the LoPro mount can gain and you can go up in belly height by almost 2" without raising the drivetrain at all.
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Unread 11-22-2010, 05:43 PM   #1494
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I have been examining the loPro mount and can't figure out what to do with the stock exhaust hanger welded to the stock T-case mount. Just confused on how it mounts and heard it also gives some vibes but nothing out of the ordinary
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Unread 11-22-2010, 06:03 PM   #1495
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Yeah, it allows a few more engine vibes into the cab. Nothing crazy at all. Read the instructions on the lopro mount and you'll see the solution. Cut it off and bolt it on lower. Exhaust stays right where it's at. You make the hanger fit the exhaust, not the other way around.
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Unread 11-22-2010, 06:40 PM   #1496
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O i see. Well on the last pic of the mount on the TC in the instructions there isn't the 4 bolts that attach to the skid shown.... Im guessing its threaded? or do new bolts get tapd into the mount.
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Unread 11-22-2010, 06:42 PM   #1497
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Bolts come up through the bottom and screw into threaded holes in the mount. The stock uses studs, the UCF doesn't.
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Unread 11-23-2010, 08:28 AM   #1498
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Yes, they're outboarded. I run 10" shocks in the rear and 12" shocks up front. You can go up a bit more and run 12" shocks in the rear no problem. You need a pair of Ford shock towers, do something for the lower mounts (check out poly perf), and the shocks. It's not quick and easy but it shouldn't take you more than an afternoon. Might as well extend the fronts while you're at it. I'll post some current pictures showing the shock setup in the next couple days.
Readings overrated, I wanna look at all the purdy pictures.
No, but seriously, thanks for the help
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Unread 11-23-2010, 10:14 AM   #1499
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Geez guys, can I get ANYTHING else for you?
Sure! I'm assuming you ordered your LCAs at a "special" length, since IIRC you pushed the back axle back 1.5-2" (?). How much longer are they, and where did you order them from? For some reason I had thought you were running Rokmens, but your profile says Curries?

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Unread 11-23-2010, 11:55 AM   #1500
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Sure! I'm assuming you ordered your LCAs at a "special" length, since IIRC you pushed the back axle back 1.5-2" (?). How much longer are they, and where did you order them from? For some reason I had thought you were running Rokmens, but your profile says Curries?

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No, nothing is special. Currie lowers set to ~16.25". The axle is just as far back as I can go given the constraints--gas tank skid and fenders. It's not "stretched" at all. The uppers are Rokmen triangulated.
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