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Ok, after wheeling this weekend I have figured out I need to rework my rear suspension.

Question is....what is the best way to mount shocks.

Some say like this... / \

Some say | |

In everyones opinion, what is the best way? I want to have the most travel possible. Oh,and its basicall just a leaf sprung rear end, with a anti-wrap bar in work.

Thanks, if I need to put more info in, just say.
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Shocks mounted || are more effective and help with axle wrap. Shocks mounted / \ are usually done that way for convenience, and will allow for more flex with a shorter shock.

I prefer ||. Works good enough for me. Use your stock upper mounts, and make axle mounts as low as possible without hanging below the tubes.

This is the only pic I have atm. The shock bushings have plently of give for the side to side movement. Trick is not to over tighten the bolts. Just enough that the bolt won't come loose.

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