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Old 04-27-2017, 09:59 AM   #1 (permalink)
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4wd Swapping a Ford Bump

Ive always been curious and really wanting to do a 4wd swap with my truck but I would like to do a 4 link set up. I had read a forum on a person that did the swap using some 14 King Shocks and a certain Length Shock hoops, My question is what length of shock hoops should I purchase to do this swap? 12 inch or 14 inch or another length? I have decent welding and cutting skills but not much fabrication knowledge so I do have a big disadvantage here.

Will be on a 1970 Ford F250 with the AWESOME I beam suspension
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Also am not a huge suspension guru when it comes to aftermarket suspension with things such as coilovers. His truck received what looks like 8 inches of lift with the new shocks installed and I am unsure of how to decide on what kind of coilovers I want
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Mock up the front axle. Set at full bump. Compress shocks, measure for shock hoops.
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Mock up the front axle. Set at full bump. Compress shocks, measure for shock hoops.
since this will be a custom setup, I can put full bump at any length I would like, correct?
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since this will be a custom setup, I can put full bump at any length I would like, correct?
Yep. Unless it's a dedicated crawler, I wouldn't push the shocks through the hood. Given my experience with my 67 2wd, you could use a 14" shock or 12 if you don't want to cut the inner fenders too much. Most likely. Mock it up and go from there.
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Yep. Unless it's a dedicated crawler, I wouldn't push the shocks through the hood. Given my experience with my 67 2wd, you could use a 14" shock or 12 if you don't want to cut the inner fenders too much. Most likely. Mock it up and go from there.
Perfect, thisll be my first hardcore suspension modification and Id like to do it right. Any idea on good shock hoops to purchase?
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I'm a 92 F150 but Barnes4wd adjustable hoops worked perfect up to 21" I believe
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