post #1 of Old 11-21-2008, 11:13 PM Thread Starter
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Upper shock mount placement for shocks

Hey guys so I'm thinking about going with coilover shocks. I was thinking about using the fox 2.0 shocks and was wondering how you determine where to place the upper shock mounts? Do you let out all the gas out of the shock and compress the shock all the way then jack upn the axel and build the mounts from there or is there another way to do it? I'm planning on extending my tj wheel base from 94" to around 100 to 104 and was thinking about installing the 2.0's?

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what size tires and how much lift are you trying to achieve?

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It's my understanding that you measure your travel first and then order the shocks to fit. From there you can adjust the shock travel to fine tune it.

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You're trying to zero in on the correct "spring rate" so your rig set at the ride height you want with the proper amount of shaft stickout at static ride height.

If you don't know how much "sprung weight" you've got up front, you can install the shocks with one spring on them and see how much the rig compresses that single spring (on each side of the vehicle). That'll give you the approx sprung weight.

For shaft stickout, I try to get about 4" or so for a street driven rig. That should keep you from bottoming out too often.

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what size tires and how much lift are you trying to achieve?
I'm not sure how much I should have. I would like to run 37" tires with a 8.8 and a dana 44 in the front. I live in So Cal and we have eveything from the hammers which is extremly rocky to sand to mud hills. So I'm not sure what is the correct setup. I was thinking about buying the rancho 5.5 long arm lift kit and buying 7.5 inch spings for it but I don't want to pay 3 grand on a lift kit when I could buy a poly performance lift kit and extend the wheelbase to 100+ for less money.
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It's my understanding that you measure your travel first and then order the shocks to fit. From there you can adjust the shock travel to fine tune it.

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