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trying to get ideas for the shock mounting on my 8.8 with the SOA on my YJ
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things rides nice and bouncy right now lol
 

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I welded in a new cross member and mounted the shocks at an angle. The bottom of the shocks are right next to the spring perches. It seems to work good on the trail but on the street it doesn't do anything for body roll.
 

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M.O.R.E makes killer shock hoops for the front and rear. I have them on my jeep and love um. they make it possible for me to run really long shocks and are pretty easy to install. they ended up costing me about 90 bucks per end. <IMG SRC="smilies/beer.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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Im doing my S.O.A. right now Im running Pro-comps longest shocks in the rear. How can you get full use of the shock,it seam like there isnt enough room under the body,even with the extended shock brackets.Is there enough room with the MORE brackets in the rear? What shock are you guys running in the rear?
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I run 9012's outboard of the frame, I used full width 14 bolt so I had the room, Top mount goes under the wheelwell through to a support to the roll cage inside of Jeep. Seems to work great and shock is almost completely straight up/down!! <IMG SRC="smilies/usa.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/usa.gif" border="0">
 

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You can run the shocks at an angle. Wide on the axle and narrow on a crossmember up top. There is a write up somewhere on rockcrawler.com.
I am eventually going to move mine outboard of the frame. I will use wagoneer/cj shock towers for the frame and a simple C shape lower mount on the axle. I run full width so I have room.
 

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Originally posted by joep:
<STRONG>I welded in a new cross member and mounted the shocks at an angle. The bottom of the shocks are right next to the spring perches. It seems to work good on the trail but on the street it doesn't do anything for body roll.</STRONG>
Check out the rockcrawler.com article. That guy says it helped control his body roll.
 

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I am running MORE rear shock extended mounts tilted forward with RS9010's mounted to the top of the rear axle.

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my rear shock mounts run up through the rear floorboard of my jeep. i run 9012's front and rear and built my own mounts. i realize some people might not want the shocks and mounts coming up through the floor but it didn't bother me and they work great.
 

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Hey 1MUTCJ7:


I checked out the site but wonderede if you have tried or know anyopne that tried this ? I plan to also do the SOA and wanted a little more info regarding it.

Originally posted by 1MUTCJ7:
<STRONG>Check out the rockcrawler.com article. That guy says it helped control his body roll.</STRONG>
 

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I have a similar set-up t that on rockcrawler w/ 9012's front and rear. I cant come anywhere near using that much travel in the rear, but I just got my soa done a few months ago, and I am building my anti-axle wrap bar this weekend, so I can take out the add a leaf, then it will flex much more. The set-up works great. I plan to do something different in the rear down the road, and I didnt want to have to buy new shocks once I'm able to use the 15" or so of travel the 9012's have. I am not satisfied with the rear travel and plan to go with much longer springs soon. If that doesnt do it I may have to go 1/4 elliptical or something. By mounting the shocks at an angle you get much more range out of a shorter shock, so you could possibly use your old shocks if they are still good.
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Originally posted by Squirrelbait:
[QB]Hey 1MUTCJ7:


I checked out the site but wonderede if you have tried or know anyopne that tried this ? I plan to also do the SOA and wanted a little more info regarding it.

I don't know anyone that has tried this, but I am planning on doing this myself. The only downside I've heard to doing this is the shocks dont control axle wrap as much. I've heard you need to run some type of traction bar.
 

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That's how I did mine, I just used gas line pipe as the cross member.

Not sure if I mentioned it, but it does seem to help a bit with body roll, but you do have to watch hitting bumps with both tires at the same time. Both shocks cannot compress at the same time with this configuration, so it tends to make the Jeep "hop" over railroad tracks instead of roll over them nicely.

That's about my only complaint. I did not do as drastic of an angle, also, I'd think the way Rockcrawler shows them it would be much more dramatic of an effect on bumps.

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Angling the shocks like that is very common on toyotas (early ones are factory like that with less angle) but by doing that you are effectivly cutting the damping rate of the shocks down ALOT. I personally do not run my shocks like this because you can get plenty of travel with a long shock and still get good dampaning. I'm sure in the setup pictured above only a few inches of the travel of the shocks is used. Also for those who think its going to help body rule more then a more conventonal mount think of it this way, the less the shock travels the less work it has to do which means the less its going to help body roll.
 
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