I am still not sure what shocks I want to run, I was leaning towards spending the money on Fox because I want a good ride across rough fields and muddy rutted out trails. (no rocks bigger than my RTI ramp around here).
I have got a set of 2.5" ome springs coming out of the classifieds here (thanks anderson).
I went ahead and ordered 2" lift shocks from my local napa, only 22" long, but they are cheap so I will probably check out the geometry with them, and get longer better quality later. Any advice on what to run?
One piece of 3" box tube cut in half on a 45* with a 5" long side to match the lca mout.
Spread it's wings just a little and welded it to the LCA mount. Don't look to close at the weld, 1109 rod on 75 amps upside down, its a constant ballet of burning through and slag dripping into the puddle. I guess I need one of those little migs for this kind of work. Any advice on one of those? I can buy the lincoln 180 for $750 or so at Rural king in town, but I know nothing about those little welders.
So I let the axle hang, extended the shock, and drilled a hole...looks just like Mud would do it?
well guess what... when I stuff the axle !
So a little bit of reengineering.....
and she does not hit the frame.
One thing I noticed, these shocks are at such a digressive angle at stufff, they don't get very close to bottoming at all, I only have about 4.5" of up travel right now withh the way my bumps are setup , but the shock was fine with that. I am still hoping to fit a longer shock , but I need to get my springs in, and see if I need a longer trackbar I guess, to know what kind of travel I will have available.