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Unread 09-26-2013, 09:55 PM   #226
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Hmm, yep I see that those are symmetric. Thanks. Mine are the white Rancho 9000x, almost 10 years old. So you think the upper bushings took a set, and that's why they deflect differently between the sides?
My 9000's are about that age as well, they have formed to the mounts they are in. Still running original bushings also.

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Unread 09-26-2013, 10:05 PM   #227
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They are factory mounts welded to plate steel to span the ca mounts, i dont sell them, just something i do. It takes me about a half hour to get the mounts ready to reinstall once they are cut off the axle tube with a sawzall. I maxe up a pattern that takes the guess work out of the angle.
Just about all the tjs sold by the company i work with have some of my dumb ideas welded on bolted up or fliped over.. Rear shock mounts/damaged shock tubes and uptravel are a major peeve of mine.
Damn. I'd love to get a pair if you ever have any extra laying around...
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Unread 09-26-2013, 10:23 PM   #228
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thanks for the pic mudb8- i need to snap a few of my set up and also measure to see how much room i have between the frame rail and tire. Last time I looked, mounting to the exterior of the frame was not an option for out boarding. I have already bought a set of f250 towers but have not gotten around to installing them!
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Unread 09-27-2013, 09:11 AM   #229
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If I can find out if fox's bar pin can be removed, I'll flip the shocks can down and run the Tera top mount and gain that extra inch I need. I guess I still have some more searching to do
Is Wayne tuning the non-remote reservoirs? I didn't think so.
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Unread 09-27-2013, 09:40 AM   #230
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thanks for the pic mudb8- i need to snap a few of my set up and also measure to see how much room i have between the frame rail and tire. Last time I looked, mounting to the exterior of the frame was not an option for out boarding. I have already bought a set of f250 towers but have not gotten around to installing them!
I would stick with the ford towers!

Its pretty cool tho misfit had the balls to post that pic at the risk of being picked on...... One idea always sparks off another.
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Unread 09-27-2013, 10:11 AM   #231
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I would stick with the ford towers!

Its pretty cool tho misfit had the balls to post that pic at the risk of being picked on...... One idea always sparks off another.
right on: if i could avoid cutting a nice, rust free 01 frame i would but looking at it today that aint happenin'.
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Unread 09-27-2013, 10:54 AM   #232
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right on: if i could avoid cutting a nice, rust free 01 frame i would but looking at it today that aint happenin'.
This. Most people don't want to cut the frame and would much rather just weld on a tab.
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Unread 09-27-2013, 01:43 PM   #233
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Just remember, f250 towers and fox's don't jive.
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Unread 09-27-2013, 06:11 PM   #234
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Just remember, f250 towers and fox's don't jive.
why is that? That sucks, because when I do actually outboard, I was gonna do some f250 towers. I got a pair in the closet I was going to use on my bronco, but ended up selling it.
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why is that? That sucks, because when I do actually outboard, I was gonna do some f250 towers. I got a pair in the closet I was going to use on my bronco, but ended up selling it.
It has to do with the way the top of the shock is shaped, vs what the mounting area of the tower is shaped like. There is interference between the two before the holes line up. I ended up making a set of custom towers for them when I did my outboard.
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The Synergy towers do not have the clearance issues Ford towers do. Check them out.
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Unread 09-27-2013, 06:33 PM   #237
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I'm sure it shouldn't be hard to sell a pair of brand new towers
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Unread 09-28-2013, 05:41 AM   #238
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I have been eyeballing these from Barnes. They are significantly cheaper than synergy mounts and look well made. Any one have feedback on these yet? https://www.barnes4wd.com/mobile/home.asp?#page-46
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Unread 09-28-2013, 07:09 AM   #239
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The French towers and the behind the axle mounts for 100 bucks? Not bad!
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Unread 09-28-2013, 12:25 PM   #240
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For towers have clearance issues with fox's up in the mount. The only way to fit them is make your own, or use the polyperformance coil over brackets.
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