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Unread 07-14-2013, 11:46 AM   #1
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shocks: to the front or to the rear? wtd

What is the difference between my shocks for my rear axle mounting to the frame in front of the axle or to the back of the axle? Is it simply whichever already has the frame supports welded in place or is there a benefit to one over the other? I know my f150 has one going forward and one going toward the back? So does it even matter? Thanks for any input

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Unread 07-14-2013, 12:45 PM   #2
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I could see having them towards the shackle making a slight difference, since the axle moves in that direction as it cycles.
Enough to feel the difference, doubtful.
Any angle of the shock will lessen Its travel, also lessening Its ability to do Its job. My rears angle in toward the center of the jeep about 20 degrees for maximum travel. It also gives it a softer ride.

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Unread 07-14-2013, 01:19 PM   #3
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My frame already has the shock mounts in the front of the axle but my dana 44 that i am putting in has the shock brackets facing the rear...my plan is to cut them off the axle and weld the facing forward, but i can do the same to the frame mounts...was just wondering if it mattered one way or the other...prob be easier to just flip flop the ones on the axle since it is on saw horses and not under the jeep yet
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Unread 07-14-2013, 08:46 PM   #4
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Hope this link works. First time I've tried to do a link
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/everything you need know about shocks work why you need them
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Unread 07-14-2013, 08:48 PM   #5
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OK, I tried the link and it didn't work. Go to the YJ section and go to the FAQ's. Go to suspension and the info is in there.
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Unread 07-14-2013, 08:52 PM   #6
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Front or rear doesn't matter. The angle at which the shock is mounted determines how efficient it works.
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