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doing my SOA on my YJ ive got pro-craps longest shocks should I mount them upside down on all 4 corners or what.what the hell do I know?? any coments would help, also Im not using stock shock mounts so I think I will go with the ford shock towers any have any objections or suggestions on what to do for the front?? thanks <IMG SRC="smilies/smokin.gif" border="0">
 

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I would suggest against munting the ProComp's upside down.

As for shock mounts, take your pick... Shoot, on the front of my Toy I took $10 worth of 1" solid rod and bent it with a torch and made my own hoops <IMG SRC="smilies/glasses.gif" border="0">
 

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They leak I assume?? It dosent matter to me Its not my daily driver so does it still matter if I mount them upside down in the back, I think I could save them from getting beat up by rocks. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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Originally posted by Jeepmangled87:
<STRONG>doing my SOA on my YJ ive got pro-craps longest shocks should I mount them upside down on all 4 corners or what.what the hell do I know?? any coments would help, also Im not using stock shock mounts so I think I will go with the ford shock towers any have any objections or suggestions on what to do for the front?? thanks <IMG SRC="smilies/smokin.gif" border="0"></STRONG>

I'd say, don't mount them upside down. The
Ford F-250 mounts in front work great. For the
rear angle the top of the shocks toward the
center of the vehicle. The is a crossmember
that looks like an angle iron that you can
weld the top mounts to. This will gice you
longer travel than vertical mounting.
 

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I planned on using the ford towers in front and I have no gas tank underneath any more so Ill be using that crossmember in the rear, can anyone say why not to mount those pro-crap shocks upside down ?? is it cause the leak?? this is not my daily driver thanks guys!! <IMG SRC="smilies/smokin.gif" border="0">
 

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I know the es3000 will leak and will not dampen at all after that, whether it is your daily driver or not. It sucks just to have springs with no dampening. Alot of bounce.
 

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I mounted them upside down - no damping at all. Turned 'em back over and they're fine.
 

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it depends whether the shock is designed to work upside down, the shock will normally have a stamp on it reading top if not marked then I think usually they will go either way, best to ask the manufacturer, as far as mounting the more the shock lays flat the less effective it is, I ran mine up through the floor and are mounted to the roll cage behind the front seats, I made a rubber seal and they don't bother anything, but you have to cut holes in the floo,,,,oh well
 

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Many shocks have different dampening for
compression and jouce. If you turn them upside
down they don't work right.
 

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Originally posted by SanDiegoCJ:
<STRONG>Many shocks have different dampening for
compression and jouce. If you turn them upside
down they don't work right.</STRONG>
No matter what way the shocks are oriented, compression is still compression and extension is still extension. <IMG SRC="smilies/rolleyes.gif" border="0">
 

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Agreed the motion is still the same, but if it is an oil filled, valved shock it will perform differently if upside down. It has to do with the fluid dynamics of the valve and resivior section. Gas shocks are usually unaffected by position, but you should check with the manufacture.
 
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