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Let's see what you guys have built or bought, for your rear axle shock mounts. I'm running a 92' so my upper shock location will stay the same. I've been playing around with some 2"x2"-1/4"wall tubing, but cant come up with a design I like. Maybe you guys can help. I would rather build than buy.
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Bilsteins 7100's with AOR rear mounts,not a very good pic. but is all I got
 

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Originally posted by ToyDozer:
[QB]Maybe i'm missing something but why does you'res being a 92 make the upper mounts have to be the same? If that is the case then doesnt that limit your options?

The reason is; I am just using the upper mounts in there stock location;(easier, and I feel angling them inward is'nt that great of an advantage. Plus, the way mine are stock, should help with axle wrap also). My options are'nt limited, I just need to have my lower shock bolt in the direction you see in Chris Gieger's picture above.

Thanks for the picture's Chris. That's probably how I'm going to fab mine up. (Similiar.) <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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If your staying with the stock upper mounts another option for the lowers will be the Rockstomper u-bolt flip kit ,it has the lower mounts built into them, so no welding is required
 

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I just love taking pictures. Some people collect stamps, coins etc. I shoot and collect pictures. I have thousands on my computer and many more burned on CD's. Glad I could help. As of today I have taken 7,451 photos on my current camera.
 

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I just love taking pictures. Some people collect stamps, coins etc. I shoot and collect pictures. I have thousands on my computer and many more burned on CD's. Glad I could help. As of today I have taken 7,451 photos on my current camera.

I have a couple questions for you Chris: 1st you love taking pics, I haven't seen any of your cage since it was built, could you post a thread or lead me to one that already exists with yours..... 2nd where did you get the shock mounts you posted, are those All-Pro? and 3rd is there a reason why you mounted them on the lower part where you did? It seems like you could get more travel (if needed) and have them more out of the way if they were mounted higher like to the top of the axle......but then again, you probably mounted them like that for a reason. Thanks.
 

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I only have a few pics of the cage, as there are still some small gussets and such that need to be added. I don't really like taking driveway shots, too boring! I have only had the truck out twice since putting the cage on. To get pics of my own truck on the trail I have to park and jump out, take the pic and get back in. So I don't end up with good shots of my own truck. I do much better when I park my rig and work on shooting, catching the rigs in action gets the best shots. Check my link below for a current shot of my rig.


Yes the pictures above are of All Pro's shock mounts. These things are cool, but it's easy to fab up something similar in a home shop.

The axle shot is of Jon's 89 Pickup. Jon's thinking of several different things when he mounts shocks. He starts with assuming the shocks will run vertical for the best dampening. Starting with the known travel of the suspension chosen, a few inches are added and a shock length is chosen with the travel needed so it will never ever limit suspension travel. Shocks are put on the truck last after most every thing else is installed. If the springs are new a little extra weight is added to simulate a settled spring. Shocks are mounted with 60% of the tube in the can and 40% out when the truck is just sitting. Upper mounts are fabed to mount the shock in this location. The idea of using the tall axle mounts is to move the shock away from the center line of the axle. As the shock is moved further away from the axle it becomes more effective at controlling axle wrap. If you mount the shock directly on top of the housing it does nothing to limit wrap up.
 

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I have a 91' w/5" Allpro rear springs and a Rockstomper u-bolt flipkit w/the shock mounts built in. The upper shockmount is basically the same design as Roktoys(jay). I just changed it a bit because of my bodylift.

Here's a complete rearshot. I've since moved my rear porporsioning rod up level to help with the rear brakes.

I'm from Pa. where rust is common and the round crossmember was riddled with it. To strengthen this we the following.
Drove a support tube thru to the otherside.

Cut it flush with the frame.

Then made roundplates and welded it shut.

The rear susp. flexes great and uses most of my shock travel. The pic of the shocks from the rear is with no weight on the truck.
tom

[ 09-25-2001: Message edited by: justmyluck ]

[ 09-25-2001: Message edited by: justmyluck ]
 

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Originally posted by justmyluck:
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hoooooooooooo my, that sure is a sHiNy muff...LOL

Look's good, what shocks are you running???

My first set from allpro snaped at the top of the shaft about 3 min's into the trail, they jacked up my order and sent me short ones(no hard feeling, just money is all) , and I needed them on quick, so I ran them vertical. The next round I'm going to run a setup like yours, angled in.
 

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ok, here is what I do...

for the bottom I take a piece of 2"x2"x.120 wall tubing about 3" long and cut it down the middle so there are to u-pieces. I drill a 5/8" hole in the middle of ea and bolt the little shock studs that come with rancho shocks on. Then there are 2 good surfaces to weld to the axle, enough surface that any welder can get a good enough weld to keep em on. I like the stud design because the shocks do not bind.

For the top I simply drill 2 holes in the crossmember and run 1/2" bolts thorough with the spacer that comes with shocks to make the bushing fit well.

I have had to space out the top before and use longer bolts in which grade 8's were a necessity since the 5's bent..

Yet to find a better, cheaper solution. As far as moving the top up I did on my truck since I have the flatbed but most people don't have the room..
 

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I have a 91' w/5" Allpro rear springs and a Rockstomper u-bolt flipkit w/the shock mounts built in.

Those flip plates are NEATO, I like that design....although ChrisG had a point when I asked earlier why his are mounted out as far as they are........do you have much problems with 'axle-wrap' with the shocks mounted like they are? Looks good.
 

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those all-pro shock mounts are pretty tight <IMG SRC="smilies/cool.gif" border="0"> Does anybody make a mount that would fit on the top? I was thinkin' maybe if the all pro mounts were used to mount the shocks straight up and down, I could just mount the shocks directly to the frame, then there wouldn't be any strength issues.
 

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89 yotarunner:
hoooooooooooo my, that sure is a sHiNy muff...LOL

Hey! I got 4 of those mufflers(sonic Turbos) for $5 a piece at a scratch and dent sale at a local shop back in the 80's. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> They rust out in about 6mths.,so much for stainless..

So far.. No axle wrap yet. Scotts flip kit comes with the tabs staright up. We heated them and bent them to a 45. I'm goin' to the trial fest this weekend, I'll try and get some pics' with the rear all crossed up.

Shocks are Procomps..Cheap and work good enuf'.

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Originally posted by justmyluck:
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Hey! I got 4 of those mufflers(sonic Turbos) for $5 a piece at a scratch and dent sale at a local shop back in the 80's. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> tom</STRONG>
Sweet, dose sound like a funiture store though!...LOL

I was also wondering about body roll, see I still don't have any rear shocks, and suprisingly it dosen't tip much at all right now. The setup is about a month+ old with 6 good trail runs on it, allpro 5"+ a 19" buggy leaf. Just wondering what to expect with the angled setup?
 

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Here are some a buddy sent me pictures of. I think they are a pretty cool idea. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">

<IMG width=600 height=450 SRC="http://www.pirate4x4.com/ubb/uploads/lowermount1.jpg">

<IMG width=600 height=450 SRC="http://www.pirate4x4.com/ubb/uploads/lowermount2.jpg">
 

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Maybe he (overeasy), will post who made them. So the credit will be given. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">

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