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post #1 of 12 Old 05-09-2009, 10:48 AM Thread Starter
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Rear shock shifter

What's available as far as a lower bracket that will relocate the shock?

I want to move it further up and towards the tire in order to avoid snagging it on a rock.

This should also help get a bit more downtravel out of the shock, maybe 1 or 2 inches, huh?

What have you guys used and how well does it work?


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What's available as far as a lower bracket that will relocate the shock?

I want to move it further up and towards the tire in order to avoid snagging it on a rock.

This should also help get a bit more downtravel out of the shock, maybe 1 or 2 inches, huh?

What have you guys used and how well does it work?
There is no free ride. If you move the bottom up, it will likely bottom the shock out on uptravel.

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There is no free ride. If you move the bottom up, it will likely bottom the shock out on uptravel.
I've done some measurements on the ramp and my bumpstops still have 1 inch before they touch. My shocks have about 1.5 inches before bottoming out.

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Take some square tubing and make your own, very quick and easy, just weld them where you want them. You can see how this one was done.


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I hate these RE shocks. the ride is awseome, but there's no way they're made long enough for the 3.5 kit. Not enough downtravel whatsoever.

I got the 2"-3.5" monotube shock kit and they just aren't long enough. Front or rear. Switching over to Bilsteins for a 4" kit. They're 2.5-3 inches longer extended than the RE shock kit.

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I've done some measurements on the ramp and my bumpstops still have 1 inch before they touch. My shocks have about 1.5 inches before bottoming out.
Unless you used two ramps, your measurements are invalid.

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Unless you used two ramps, your measurements are invalid.
You mean cross flexing the axles to their opposite extremes?

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Blaine, OT question, you have the 3spd auto that came in most TJs right? What, if anything, have you done to help its performance or durability? Has it ever been rebuilt, and if so, at what mileage?

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You mean cross flexing the axles to their opposite extremes?
Yep, no matter how much you cycle, forklift, or ramp your suspension, it always reacts differently offroad and most times much further than you ever suspected.

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Blaine, OT question, you have the 3spd auto that came in most TJs right? What, if anything, have you done to help its performance or durability? Has it ever been rebuilt, and if so, at what mileage?
I run the deep pan, but that's before I figured out that even a deep pan will run out of fluid at extreme angles if the trans is even slightly under full.

Other than that, nothing.

Mine was rebuilt at 30,000 because I shoved the flat skid up into the pan, collapsed it, and restricted the filter on the pick up. No fluid smokes things quite fast.

The other is kicking along solidly at 60K plus on the odo.

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the aev/nth shock shifter is easy to install and adjust,

when setting bumpstops I do it on level groud without flexing it... slow speed articuating isn't likely to damage the shocks and mounts as hitting a bump that bottoms out both shocks at the same time does... and jumping.


this is how I do it..


measure shock travel at ride height...



I set the stops to contact 1" before the shock bottoms out, the bumpstop will compress till it's flat.



like mrblaine said.. stopping for articulation is a little difficult... these are front pics obviously, tho the rear adjusts the same and also lands the axle pad in an odd manner..


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