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Old 02-05-2007, 05:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Yes i did a search

did not find any clear picture's of how rear shocks are set up.
Basic trying to find out if people are going str8 up and down or at what angle are we setting them in

I have to re do the one's I had made as they are binding and I think angle is to great

I was using the sky rear shock mount

have a extra set flipped of spring plates was thinking about putting them on top over the mounting bolts that hold the rear plates and and building a shock mount to those then going str8 up and foreward at about a 5 degree angle and drillting thought the back support tube and bring a bolt tong that hole

Will mean compressing the shock about 6 inch to get it on the bolt but I have 14 inchs of travel with these shocks so i should stll have about 7 inches
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Here is how I did mine. So far it's working okay and I havn't had any problems with it.

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Old 02-05-2007, 05:59 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Sounds like your plan will work. Instead of drilling through the tube, why not just weld on shock tabs though.

When you are installing them, just tack the tabs on, then flex the suspension out to check shock travel and clearance. Once you get it right, weld it solid.
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Seems that the more your shocks are straight vertical, they either need to be longer travel or set inboard. The more they are in-boarded, the more likely body-roll will play in. I set my lower mounts outward and angled in at the top. I have no issues with my setup. However I've seen a few that have notched their frame to accommodate the shocks due to that the frame rails are in the desired location of where I'd prefer to have them...(IMO)

Here's mine as I was building. The uppers were not mounted yet, but is close to where they are mocked as shown.
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Old 02-05-2007, 09:08 PM   #5 (permalink)
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What size tubing is used for shock hoops (diameter & wall)?
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I used 1-1/2" x 11ga (.12) wall for mine.
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Old 02-05-2007, 09:52 PM   #7 (permalink)
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That's what I thought, but just wanted confirmation. Thanks -
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Old 02-05-2007, 11:47 PM   #8 (permalink)
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most people just usually just get the shocks where they fit as apposed to the best angle. but if you want the best angle, straight up and down is great for the woops, but for rock crawling, try to put your shock where it will end up being a 90 degree angle when the axle is compressed up and the other side is drooped out. sitting flat, the shocks should be where those yellow lines are. mine arent that way in the picture because the fuel cell was in the way. i just moved them last week and now they are that way. i mounted the shocks to the ubolt plate to the ftoy cross member behind the seats. that way, i didnt have to add any tubing or anything for the shocks. just to keep it simple.
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