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post #1 of 5 Old 09-13-2008, 09:19 PM Thread Starter
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Shock Adapters - How Tall?

I know that there are several of you out there that have purchased a budget boost that came with adapters for the shocks in lieu of buying new shocks. Does anyon who has them, or even who doesn't, that knows how tall they are?

For example, the 2.5" TeraFlex BB that has them, did they compensate for the full 2.5" of height gain? How sturdy/strong would you say they are? Do you trust them for off roading?

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I have the RC budget boost and the shock extenders were the full 2.5 inches. I've done a fair amount of off roading including the Jeep Jamboree with them and had no problems at all. Very happy with the kit. When I've the cash I'll put on other shocks and dump the extensions.

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Unless you are on a very tight budget, get better shocks. Look at the size of the stockers compared to any decent aftermarket ones.

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Unless you are on a very tight budget, get better shocks. Look at the size of the stockers compared to any decent aftermarket ones.

If there is any week link in the Tera BB, it is the rear shock extenders IMO.

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I am mostly concerned about the front. Allow me to explain (takes a deep breath)...

I have a 4" lift along with a set of ACOS Pros up front that give me an overall 7.5" of suspension lift from the stock height. When one side of the front axle is drooped/extended I have to limit the droop to point where the shock gets pulled into the frame. I could still go another 3.5" until I get limited by the sway bar and link, which is where I wanna be. The further vertically down that one side goes, the further under the vehicle it goes as well. This then pulls the shock body into the frame and would bend it if not limited.

I am thinking that if I can lower the top of the shock, then at the point of droop when the shock body would have hit the frame (prior to being lowered) it would now be lower than the frame and allow me to get that extra 3.5" of available droop before being limited by the sway bar and link.

If that made any sense then tell me what ya'll think. And if you have any other ideas please share. I could always move the lower factory mount outward about 3/4", but I was hoping to not have to pay someone to cut and weld.

Not sure if this will matter but if I remove the shock and disconnect the sway bar, then the axle will droop well beyond what I was able to measure in the driveway using jack stands and removing the tire/wheel. The limit there would be however far the control arms would let it drop. Of course, the brake line and ABS wiring would be ripped apart by then.

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