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post #76 of 368 Old 11-04-2010, 07:03 PM
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Upon further inspection, the lower shock mount (can't remember which side) did hit the shock body when flexing and put a tiny dent in it. Nothing that is harming the shock. I'll probably swap out the RE shock pins to a grade 8 bolt and space it out a little with a nut between the shock and the mount itself along with a washer on either side of the nut. Apart from that, a great cheap mod!


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BTW Dave, I still haven't seen those pics of the new outboard 12" bilsteins?... I gotta get a new camera!
Oooooops!!! Will do this weekend.

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Upon further inspection, the lower shock mount (can't remember which side) did hit the shock body when flexing and put a tiny dent in it. Nothing that is harming the shock. I'll probably swap out the RE shock pins to a grade 8 bolt and space it out a little with a nut between the shock and the mount itself along with a washer on either side of the nut. Apart from that, a great cheap mod!
so after hours tonight, while I was supposed to be putting six shooter knuckles on a Toyota with the fancy new axle centering tool I made and relocating shock mounts on a TJ, I was messing around some more with bolt on relocation..... I have a couple new ideas to persue and found I get to dream up a new way to attach bilstien 5100's to the relocation brackets, previously I've only used 5125's and 5150's with my mounts.

I want your factory 07-up take-off/thrown out JK front/rear Lower Control Arms! Bent ones are perfect also as long as the bushings and cold cut rings are in good shape/useable



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hey dave, don't know if you saw this, but it looks like clayton offroad liked your idea soo much they made a product to copy it!

http://claytonoffroad.com/product_in...products_id=88

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hey dave, don't know if you saw this, but it looks like clayton offroad liked your idea soo much they made a product to copy it!

Clayton Off Road - Lower shock conversion kit
Nope...

Clayton was doing that before I was, problem there is they mount the shocks up to high for a lower lift hieght and long shocks... Plus theres the shock body interference with the frame problem at full stuff.

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hmm interesting

never mind then, and fwiw my relocated stock mounts are holding up great, definitely worth the time it took

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never mind then, and fwiw my relocated stock mounts are holding up great, definitely worth the time it took

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And the Claytons do not look as beefy, Mud's have have a built-in mini skid.

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Sooo Mud, my question is, how much for your version if you were willing to make and ship?

Edit: I ask because I'm really interested, but would rather give my hard earned money to you over Clayton Off Road.

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Thanks to Mudb8 (Dave) at Rob's Offroad, I have been outboarded. Here are the pic's...








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Been following this thread amongst others of yours mud, if you find a way to make a similar bolt on bracket I'd be one of your first customers
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Been following this thread amongst others of yours mud, if you find a way to make a similar bolt on bracket I'd be one of your first customers
Well, I have, I just need the time to make it happen!

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Been following this thread amongst others of yours mud, if you find a way to make a similar bolt on bracket I'd be one of your first customers
It's going to be a pretty close race between the two of us
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