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Rear shock extension; FYI

Just posting my experience with the Teraflex rear shock extension bracket for those considering the same.

I installed a set a RE 3.5 springs awhile ago and I've now had a chance to flex the suspension out. Upon inspection after a day of wheeling I noticed small dings in the rear shocks from where they made contact on the spring perch. With the suspension on level ground there was about a 3/8" gap between the shock and perch. I felt it was enough when I first installed them, but I guess I was off a little. I installed the Teraflex rear shock extenders to move the shock away and it worked great ...until I was at a friends house and heard the shock bottom out over some moderate bumps. I have no issues with the product (at least for the past 2 weeks), just be aware that you will definately loose some of the available compression space on your shock.

For those considering the shock extenders: Upon measuring, the brackets had decreased my shock compression by 1.5". Adding this to my JKS Bar pin eliminators (about a .5" loss) and I was left with about 3" of upward travel.

I'm currently running a BDS 5500 shock: 23" at full extension, 14" at full compression. I felt I really couldn't go to a shorter shock and have any meaningfull extension. I ended up notching the spring perch to accomodate the stock location and current shock. I still run the stock control arms in the rear.


'05 Rubi Unlimited, RE 4.5 Springs / Adj arms, JKS body lift, RE Shocks, Jeep Medic Engine Skid, Rokmen Belly Up and gas tank skid, AtoZ Rockers, Bestop tire carrier and rear bumper, 4" Xenon flares, 35" MTZ's, custom front bumper, etc...

'99 Cherokee Sport, 5spd, 231, 8.25" rear, RE 3.5" lift, 31's
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