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Unread 02-23-2010, 11:10 AM   #1
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Outboarding shocks VS. AEV shifters

I picked up the AEV shock shifter kit to do along with welding in some relocated spring perches. https://secure.aev-conversions.com/s...ode=NTH23100AC
Everyone seems to prefer the out-boarding method now. I was hoping to get some input. Advantages or disadvantages?

The only thing I found searching is that the outboarding method allows longer travel shocks.

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Unread 02-23-2010, 11:10 AM   #2
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very good discussion going on right here:
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/re...nstall-977677/
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Thanks I read that just before I posted. I didn't want to hi-jack that thread. I am pretty much sold on just out-boarding the shocks. I just wanted to hear what the more experienced crowd had to say before I start hacking on my frame.
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I'm no expert on this but I'd go outboard. The Ford outboarding shock brackets are cheap and offer significant advantages including better handling due to the shock's new further outboard location. I plan to do the outboard shock mod this summer.
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Thanks Jerry. I have read everything I can find so far. I think I'm having a mental block visualizing how much different things will cycle with flex. Out-boarding sounds like the way to go, but I like to understand what I'm doing before I jump on the band wagon.
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I think the outboarding modification boils down to IF/CAN people cut and mod the frame. Its a big step for a lot of people.

The AEV shock shifter does a lot of the same things without having to cut the frame. Yes the AEV lower shock mount is hangs down, but it is tucked in pretty close to the tire/wheel. Ideal, no, but for the people that want a solution that doesn't involve cutting the frame its a good product.
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fully outboard shocks are sooooo much more stable it's hard to believe, the nth degree shock shifters mainly give you the ability to balance the suspension travel, although does give some stability over stock...

I'm close enough to you I could give you a hand or at least mark the frame cuts for you to make if you need a hand.. I've done several so there's no debate on where or how to do it for me.
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Genright does a walk thru on there web site, This way you can get a idea of the work and such.

GenRight Rear Shock Mount Kit

Hope it helps.
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Thanks I think i'll take you up on that MudB8. I have too many projects going so I think I'll get to this around the middle to end of March. Hopefully I can return the AEV kit I have had it setting for a couple weeks now.

Looking at the price of the Genright kit they are very proud of it! I had not seen that walk thru, Thanks mcg311TJ.
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Thanks I think i'll take you up on that MudB8. I have too many projects going so I think I'll get to this around the middle to end of March. Hopefully I can return the AEV kit I have had it setting for a couple weeks now.

Looking at the price of the Genright kit they are very proud of it! I had not seen that walk thru, Thanks mcg311TJ.
portlandcj76 may be interested in the Shock shifters, I haven't talked him into a full outboard yet..
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portlandcj76 may be interested in the Shock shifters, I haven't talked him into a full outboard yet..
if hes not, i might be interested. does it require long travel shocks?
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if hes not, i might be interested. does it require long travel shocks?
hehe, well I'm not gonna help him find the SS's either... lol
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I just finished outboarding mine a few weeks ago, so far I love it. Very stable, very clean setup. I used the ford shock towers, new I believe they are about $18 each. I'd be glad to answer any specific questions you may have.
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Thanks again MudB8. I sent that guy and Unlimited04 a PM about the kit.


Thanks for the offer. Right now I'm trying to read up. Any pics you have would be cool. Esp on the axle to shock mount. Where did you get the shock tower from? I have the P/N and think i'll swing by NAPA when I get off duty in the morning. The price you paid seems good.


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I just finished outboarding mine a few weeks ago, so far I love it. Very stable, very clean setup. I used the ford shock towers, new I believe they are about $18 each. I'd be glad to answer any specific questions you may have.
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