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I am using ford shock mounts. With them mounted directly on top of the frame rail, it gives me 8" of compression, and 6" of droop; shock travel. Does this seem right to everyone who has done this swap. I am using 44044's, and feel I probably need more shock travel down (droop). Should I split the difference and make them 7" up, and 7" down. (close to that anyway's). Your thoughts would be appreciated. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">

[ 09-16-2001: Message edited by: GRABBER ]
 

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Grabber, I know the pics from far away but this is how my 91' sat after about 2wks. on the front springs. I also used ford mounts. I filled in the gap left after trimming off the upper ifs control arm bracket using a 2" angle cut to fit. I then made brackets to gusset the ford mount approx. 1/4" from the top of the frame. As the truck sits now after 3/4 wheelin' trips, I now have 5 5/8" of compression.
So far this setup works great and flexs unreal. I running 4" allpro in the front and their 5" out back.
Hope this helps!
Tom


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I wish I had my inlaws digital camera that would make this so much easier!! I really need to get one of those, I don't like oweing the inlaws..
Ya my mounts are actually even/flush with the top of the frame in the front and approx. 1/4" down from the top on the backside(towards the rear) of the mount.
This seems to work fine as the shocks use most of the compression and let the springs use all there droop.
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Originally posted by justmyluck:
<STRONG>I wish I had my inlaws digital camera that would make this so much easier!! I really need to get one of those, I don't like oweing the inlaws..
Ya my mounts are actually even/flush with the top of the frame in the front and approx. 1/4" down from the top on the backside(towards the rear) of the mount.
This seems to work fine as the shocks use most of the compression and let the springs use all there droop.
tom</STRONG>
Thats cool <IMG SRC="smilies/glasses.gif" border="0"> , I understand what your saying. I'm going to mount mine similar. Thanks for the info. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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Grabber?
Did you order a set of 4.7s?

I'm in the process of collecting the stuff for dual cases. I thought about goin' w/the 4.7s but my front pinion angle sucks. I talked to Jess at Highangle, he suggested this(dual cases)instead of me goin w/the 4.7s in my V6 case. The reason being, with the dual cases it would move my front shaft back enuf' that my pinion wouldn't be a big deal. Not to mention all the extra gearing I'll get.
 

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Originally posted by Thomas William Harrison Jr.:
<STRONG>Grabber?
Did you order a set of 4.7s?

I'm in the process of collecting the stuff for dual cases. I thought about goin' w/the 4.7s but my front pinion angle sucks. I talked to Jess at Highangle, he suggested this(dual cases)instead of me goin w/the 4.7s in my V6 case. The reason being, with the dual cases it would move my front shaft back enuf' that my pinion wouldn't be a big deal. Not to mention all the extra gearing I'll get.</STRONG>
No, I havent gotten it yet. <IMG SRC="smilies/frown.gif" border="0"> I already have an extra transfer case, so I may go dual first. The only reason I was wanting the 4:7 kit is not having to change out my bench seat, so my son can ride in the middle.
I have a pretty bad pinion angle also, so dual case is probably in my future. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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I have a pretty bad pinion angle also, so dual case is probably in my future.

Did you ever consider turning the knuckles?

I might go that route next summer, its definitely something to thing about. Right now I don't feel like rippin' this thing apart again, not to mention my wife would collect on my life insurance policy. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
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Originally posted by Thomas William Harrison Jr.:
<STRONG>I have a pretty bad pinion angle also, so dual case is probably in my future.

Did you ever consider turning the knuckles?

I might go that route next summer, its definitely something to thing about. Right now I don't feel like rippin' this thing apart again, not to mention my wife would collect on my life insurance policy. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
tom</STRONG>
Tell me about it <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> . Plus its pretty expensive. <IMG SRC="smilies/eek.gif" border="0">
 
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