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post #1 of 17 Old 04-08-2020, 09:29 PM Thread Starter
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TJ Rear Shock Shifters

Is my google broken? I can't find a source for TJ shock shifters. If someone could point me in the right direction it would be appreciated

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post #2 of 17 Old 04-08-2020, 09:30 PM
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Shock relocation brackets maybe?

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Outboard mounts?

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Thanks! Apparently I have been locked up in the house too long LOL

I found several options for moving the lower rear mount. Didn't find much for moving the top mount, is that necessary? The old AEV or Nth degree seemed to have that?
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jks makes and upper shock relocator that moves the upper mount up one inch in the stock location.
u need a 1" body lift, and shocks with no upper protection can. i run them.

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I did mine with poly performance/synergy mounts. It is a big job but worth the effort. You might notice in my thread lots of advice that was mostly after the fact. Some was really good advice that I wish I had taken, some was more opinion. Either way, lots of good details in there. Mine came out fantastic. Worth it in every way. I am running 12" shocks and am much more stable.

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outboarding is a great way to go for many.

i wanted something easier and cheaper.
i can fit 11" shocks with balanced travel.

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Thanks! Apparently I have been locked up in the house too long LOL

I found several options for moving the lower rear mount. Didn't find much for moving the top mount, is that necessary? The old AEV or Nth degree seemed to have that?
Why are you moving the lower mounts?

If to make room for the shock around the coil spring perch, no need to move upper mounts.

If you are moving the lower mounts outwards towards the ends of the axle tubes, you'll want to move the upper mounts.
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notching the coil spring mount with a grinder is the easy way to make room for the shocks

i moved the upper mount up just to get room for a longer shock.
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notching the coil spring mount with a grinder is the easy way to make room for the shocks

i moved the upper mount up just to get room for a longer shock.
Any pics? I did a upper spring mount relocation, moved the whole thing. Would have been easier to notch for sure

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notching the coil spring mount with a grinder is the easy way to make room for the shocks

i moved the upper mount up just to get room for a longer shock.
Good point with grinding the coil perch.

I prefer this method because it's free and does not impact available shock travel. Shock relocation brackets will often cut in to available travel.

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Any pics? I did a upper spring mount relocation, moved the whole thing. Would have been easier to notch for sure
Not Joe's pics, but here is an example:

https://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/r.../#post15407534
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Why are you moving the lower mounts?
Well, I want to do a 2.5 inch OME lift but after viewing this thread

https://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/o...shocks-790485/

I thought it would be beneficial to relocate the rear shock to have as much travel as possible w/o getting too serious (I figure I can weld a lower shock mount on but,....cutting into the frame to outboard might be a little more than I bargained for. Even if it is the real solution.)

That is a pretty mild lift but I would like to get as much flex as possible. It looks like you can relocate just the bottom mount but I'm not sure how beneficial that is shock travel wise. It would be beneficial to move it behind the control arm so it doesn't hang down in the middle of the axle though.
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Well, I want to do a 2.5 inch OME lift but after viewing this thread

https://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/o...shocks-790485/

I thought it would be beneficial to relocate the rear shock to have as much travel as possible w/o getting too serious (I figure I can weld a lower shock mount on but,....cutting into the frame to outboard might be a little more than I bargained for. Even if it is the real solution.)

That is a pretty mild lift but I would like to get as much flex as possible. It looks like you can relocate just the bottom mount but I'm not sure how beneficial that is shock travel wise. It would be beneficial to move it behind the control arm so it doesn't hang down in the middle of the axle though.
I did exactly that several years ago. Moved just the lower mounts behind the lower control arms. Worked fine, but the shock can was close to the frame.

I do not recall how much travel I gained by doing this. If I had to guess, I'd say 1/2" or less.

I didn't move the lower mounts for the purpose of gaining travel. I did it because there was an axle swap going on and it seemed to make sense to tuck the shock brackets behind the control arm brackets so less stuff was hanging down.
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Well, I want to do a 2.5 inch OME lift but after viewing this thread

https://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/o...shocks-790485/

I thought it would be beneficial to relocate the rear shock to have as much travel as possible w/o getting too serious (I figure I can weld a lower shock mount on but,....cutting into the frame to outboard might be a little more than I bargained for. Even if it is the real solution.)

That is a pretty mild lift but I would like to get as much flex as possible. It looks like you can relocate just the bottom mount but I'm not sure how beneficial that is shock travel wise. It would be beneficial to move it behind the control arm so it doesn't hang down in the middle of the axle though.
u could probably make a 10" to 11" shock work, with 2.5" of lift, without outboarding. u can go up 1" at the upper mount if you have a body lift. you can also go down and out at the lower mount. close to balanced travel is what u want.

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Thanks for all the info!
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