“This isn’t the Old West, because the New West has never arrived. It’s just the West, like Wyatt Earp died yesterday.” ─ Michael Martin Murphey talking about the Eastern Sierra during an interview in 1996.
Here's the deal. In 2005 I did a Rubicon Express 4.5 longarm. I went with the RE mono tube shocks. Since my install, RE has determined that the shocks that came with the kits then were a tad too long and could bottom out slightly before the bump stops did. They have since started using a shorter shock to eliminate this.
Well, one of mine went bad, I sent it back(lifetime warrenty) and they honored the warranty. For that I appreciate their efforts(as well as one of the vendors here, i.e. Redrock 4x4). But I was told that I need to either adjust my bumpstops(meaning decrease my travel which I really don't want to do), configure my mounts to match the shock length, or buy new, shorter shocks. Since I wanted to change the mounts anyways, I chose this route. If the Nth degree mounts will give me shock travel I need, and move them outboard a little at the same time then thats what I'll do. From the above post, that seems to be the deal....
Any further input/advice would be much appreciated as well.