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post #1 of 3 Old 06-10-2013, 07:30 PM Thread Starter
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Rear shock mounting orientation

Is there a preferred way to install rear shocks on the WJ? I've installed mine with the shock body upwards. I've seen them installed both ways in images posted on here.

I was wondering if there was a preferred orientation among those with more experience than I due to whatever reasoning. IE, body down for added protection from rocks bashing shaft, shaft up for added tire clearance, etc.

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post #2 of 3 Old 06-10-2013, 07:42 PM
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Makes no difference whatsoever unless the specific shock you are using requires a particular orientation.

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post #3 of 3 Old 06-12-2013, 07:00 PM
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fwiw, i mount my rear shocks body side down, allows another inch or so of up travel without rubbing anything, course im at 4" on 32's with the stock overland wheels, wont make a difference when i get wheels with 4" backspacing like most everyone else on here

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