When you guys talk about making your own shock mounts, how will you avoid them hanging down below the axle and possibly getting torn off? I'm just thinking if your goal is to lower the bottom shock mount so you have more up travel, won't it hang down too low?
the relocated shock is protected by the lower control arm to an extent, and creats more clearance over all...
I just don't understand how this problem isn't a fairly simple fix by Rough Country? I'm no mudb8, but it seems obvious even to me that uptravel/bumpstop distance is more important than their claim of "longer shock bodies to allow for more droop.." which will clearly cause issues with the shock bottoming several inches before the axle bumpstops.
rc uses the rubber shock mounted bumpstops to protect the shocks, it's left up to the owner/installer to properly set up the axle bumpstops to prevent damage to the shock mounts and bar pins...
[url]http://www.roughcountry.com/press_release/performance_series_shock.pdf The shock mounts will be changed at the top, not the bottom. (well maybe at the bottom too with the Nth relocate kit)
yeah, i figured they would get it right on the second go around, but apparently not.
nth relocates top and bottom...
are your collapsed measurements with the rubber bumper on the shock or minus the 1.5" they are tall?
nth degree shock shifters..
Originally Posted by The0Executioner
this may sound stupid, but what if you ran the stock size shocks in the rear if you didnt care about ruining them? that way no bar pins or shock mounts are destroyed. and maybe i missed it, but are the fronts too long too?
i just ordered mine from jerry on friday, and had no idea about this issue. do you think my kit will come with the 23.5" shocks or 24.9?
and if i run 31's, which bumpstops to i need to lengthen
nothing stupid there.. the stock shock won't get hurt at all. and if you don't need all the flex from the long rc shocks, the stock shocks are the way to go.. 31's don't need any extra bumpstops front or rear, depending on the wheel backspacing they may rub the flares.
IMO, the fronts are pushing being to long, just not enough to make me raise a big stink over.. they only need an extra 1" extension over stock and offer a huge amount of flex in comparison to the stock shocks..
On mine the fronts will contact 1.1" before the axle bump stop (just measured). Still not a bad lift for the $$, but i would have bought other shocks if i knew about these issues. Oh well, just another excuse to burn some metal.
here's my suggestion...
cut off the rc shock mounted rubber stops and add the 1" ,or so, axle mounted bumpstop that is needed to keep the front shock from bottoming out... that'll make a big difference when you find a set of tracks to fly over.