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post #1 of 14 Old 05-24-2020, 09:58 AM Thread Starter
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rear shock ?

just put a 2.5" ome lift on my 94 yj i used skyjacker 7000 shocks .i was looking everything over this morning and noticed that the rear shocks are touching the axel tube down near the mount do i need to get relocator brackets that move the bottom mount hole forward like the https://www.ebay.com/itm/Rubicon-Exp...item4b78a6472f .one guy suggested that i turn them upside down. i checked on skyjackers website and they state not to run the shocks upside down

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post #2 of 14 Old 05-24-2020, 10:28 AM
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I had an old set of cheap white body shocks that did that.

You will get a slight amount of rotation in the axle (axle wrap) on take off and heavy throttle. That pulls the lower mounts down and forward, pulling the shock body into the axle tube.

A cut and reweld is about the best answer. Or replace them with a smaller body shock like Bilstein or Fox, but that is a more expensive option.

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I used the RE relocation brackets after my 3.5" BDS lift and MORE boom shackles and they work like a charm. I didn't feel like cutting and relocating the bracket. I called BDS and the rep told me inverting the shocks is ok on some, but not all and did not recommend.
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That's weird.
I have OME springs and Skyjacker shocks... on two different YJ's and neither are hitting the axle.
I wonder if something is bent?

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It's probably to do with pinion angle, shims, etc. Mine were only hitting when at full droop while installing the lift, however the shocks were uncomfortably close to hitting when it was sitting on it's own weight. When I talked to the BDS rep he said that they rarely hear of shocks hitting on the 3.5" kit, though they do get that feedback more with kits bigger than that. When I told him I was using the MORE shackles it made more sense to him. The only reason I called them was I have installed a couple other BDS kits on other jeeps and have never had that happen, but each one was setup slightly differently.
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they just barely touch the axel tube when i jack up the rear a few inches so i can slide under the jeep on a creeper .not jacked up i can just see daylight between the shock and axel tube. i just don't want to damage the shock when i'm off road and putting the suspension through it's full travel .i'm going to get the RE shock relocator brackets to gain a little more room.
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Did you use the shims that came pre-installed on the springs?

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yes i did use the shims in the rear i removed the ones on the front springs
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Being that the stock lower mounts on the D35 are prone to ripping off, I'd just cut them off and go with something like THESE.

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my next thing on the yj is to regear it from 3.07 to 3.73/4.10. i'll most likely try to find a set of axels with the right gears to swap in. at that point i'll weld on some better lower brackets
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my next thing on the yj is to regear it from 3.07 to 3.73/4.10. i'll most likely try to find a set of axels with the right gears to swap in. at that point i'll weld on some better lower brackets
At that point, don't put another D35 in it.

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If you replace the axles, Look for 87' to 89' non c-clip.
Thicker axle tubes and won't drive home on 3 wheels and a dragging branch if the axle should snap.
Bigger rear brakes.
Chrysler actually found a way to downgrade an already weak rear axle from what AMC ran.

I found a set of 4:10 axles for 200 bucks.
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If you replace the axles, Look for 87' to 89' non c-clip.
Thicker axle tubes and won't drive home on 3 wheels and a dragging branch if the axle should snap.
Bigger rear brakes.
Chrysler actually found a way to downgrade an already weak rear axle from what AMC ran.

I found a set of 4:10 axles for 200 bucks.
are the axels near las vegas ?vegas is only a 2.5-3 hour drive from me .if i can't get ahold of a guy nearby that has a yj tub frame and axels[4cly islander] sitting in his yard that i hear he will get rid of maybe it's worth the drive north
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Those axles are holding my Jeep up right now! I got rid of the c-clip axles.
I'll keep my ear out though.

If your near Rialto, there's a Jeep salvage place there. You can check with them.
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