Originally Posted by unlrubicon05
Have you had any issues running these extensions? What meterial did you use again? I'm assuming you just drilled out the stock threads and ran a bolt through? Or would it be structurally sound to use longer bolts with the existing threads. Great idea. I have about 1.5" of up travel I can't use because of my extended bumpstops. Might as well turn it into down travel.
no issues yet. maybe because i have the bumpstops set before the shocks bottom out. the "extensions" are just steel spacers I bought from the local hardware store. no drilling involved, the front mounts do not use weld-nuts. the bolt and mount is basically in perfect tension/compression, there shouldn't be much of a side load at all....but if bumpstops aren't proper, i could see potential for buckling. i think if it was going to do it again, i'd weld them together with some plate to make it less of a damn finger fumble to install.
I will be removing these soon however. After making bar pin shock mounts for my trailer and seeing some builds on here, I'm going to cut the bar pin mount completely off my front axle, make new ones out of C-channel and weld them about 1" lower than stock. Then I will run N66L shocks, with a compressed length of 15.5"...which normally requires 2" bumpstop extensions...but using my current 1-3/8" bumpstop extensions. basically running 4" lift shocks on 2.5" of lift. Lots more down travel, lots more flex.
Hopefully I'll also do the rear lower mount outboard I've been meaning to get to for over a year too...
Originally Posted by Hendrix
What ya planning on doing with the trailer? Hay rides? :shh:
Looks good man.
funny guy. my friend said the same thing..."hmmm...that'd be good for takin' a big bail out to the horses"....he's talking about those big half ton hay bails...crazy cowboys
Here's another trailer picture, with Jeep tailgate frenched in....just need to drill and tap the hinge mounts now.