Their is a science to mounting them but I don't remember. For fluid filled shocks you want them the other way. Gas filled I'm not sure but I have my gas filled bilstien 5125 mounted the other way and the mounting bolts perpendicular to each other for greater articulation.
You have them correct. I just installed a set and now Rancho even prints an arrow pointing UP. But, lose the boot as gosupes says for all of the reasons he states. And, yes, they are pretty stiff but work well for my purposes...
1985 CJ-7, fuel injected 258, 2.5" Rubicon Express Extreme Duty Lift, 1" Body lift, Crabtree Shackle Hangers, T-5, Dana 300 w/ 4:1 Teralow kit, Dana 30, AMC 20 w/1 piece axle, 3.73 's with Detroit Truetrac front and rear, riding on 32x11.5x15" Cooper Discoverer STT mud terrains
Might I suggest you also invest in a kidney belt as well as a mouth guard to keep your fillings in and I was told Victorias Secret sell a body version of duct tape for any female friends that may come along because a sports bra just won't handle those freaking shocks.
Oh, mine have lasted 12 years with the boots on them and I have no intact fillings left (didn't get the mouth guard), but still do need the kidney belt.
86/00 CJ7 Laredo, 33x9.5 BFG AT's, 'glass nose to tail in '00, 'New' frame,wires and plumbing in '09. Carter BBD Carbed 4.0 HO in '10.
89 YJ Renegade. BBD Carbed 4.0 HO. Locked front and rear with 33x9.5 BFG AT's
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