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post #1 of 6 Old 04-01-2013, 11:39 PM Thread Starter
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front shocks hit frame

Hello, let me say first off i hate threads like this, but i am tired of searching. I recently installed a rk 2.5 max travel lift with bilstein 5100 shocks.

Shortly afterward i went to check clearances and found i was pushing the body of the shock into the frame rail at droop.

I have looked high and low to find the best brackets to correct this and I am not having much success. I really like the nemesis ones but am having trouble swallowing the price tag. What are you guys using?

welding is not out of the question, but would prefer to avoid using a new mount all together, looking for an extension of some sort.

Any body have any luck with the currie brackets?

and before anybody asks, yes i have an adjustable track bar and my front axle is centered dead nuts.

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Or you could do what I'm doing and cut the OEM mounts off the frame and move them further out

Currie ones are good if you need a bolt on application

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Hello, let me say first off i hate threads like this, but i am tired of searching. I recently installed a rk 2.5 max travel lift with bilstein 5100 shocks.

Shortly afterward i went to check clearances and found i was pushing the body of the shock into the frame rail at droop.

I have looked high and low to find the best brackets to correct this and I am not having much success. I really like the nemesis ones but am having trouble swallowing the price tag. What are you guys using?

welding is not out of the question, but would prefer to avoid using a new mount all together, looking for an extension of some sort.

Any body have any luck with the currie brackets?

and before anybody asks, yes i have an adjustable track bar and my front axle is centered dead nuts.
I have the same lift and the same shocks and I don't have this issue, are you sure the shocks are the correct length? What vendor did you order the kit through?
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Bilsteins come in 3 different lengths. It's going to happen, it's inherent to the design of the JK.

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post #5 of 6 Old 04-02-2013, 02:01 PM Thread Starter
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Before i did the install i looks up the specs of the shocks. I no longer remember the part number, but i am pretty sure the are the 24-186995. The body of the shock was against the frame rail and the springs had not unseated yet.

With 2 inch bump stops up front I'm showing about 1" of the shaft at full bump, so i doubt they are too long.
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post #6 of 6 Old 04-02-2013, 08:31 PM
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My AEV 3.5" lift came with brackets to move the lower shocks outboard to prevent this issue. No matter how much some people hate on the kit (I'm not their biggest fan either) it is pretty complete.

Anyway, synergy has a lower front shock kit that looks pretty similar to the parts that came with my AEV lift for $80. I would give these a shot.
http://www.synergysuspension.com/Syn...t-p-17962.html
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