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Unread 06-19-2003, 04:56 PM   #1
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How do you know what size shocks to use? I know it depends on lift and suspension travel, but there has to be a way to just measure on your vehicle or something. What about compensating for mods such as Revolver shackles, which don't add lift but increase suspension travel? I don't want shocks to be the limiting factor in my setup, but I haven't decided what kind of lift to go with yet. Is there some sort of rule of thumb to use when purchasing?

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Unread 06-20-2003, 08:20 AM   #2
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I just lifted my Jeep and the old shocks at 18" extended were too short.
Measure from stud to stud and get a new shock that has that length in its midrange.
My stud centers were 19" at rest, so I bought some Ranchos that range between 11.5 and 26.
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