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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-25-2000, 12:55 PM Thread Starter
 
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Saw my friends 2wd full-size the other day, and MAN! sometimes I wish I went that route.

One of the cool things, though, was the rear shock set up. Normally I assumed that the best way to mount the shocks was to punch holes in the bed to run a bar to the frame and also to run the shocks out of it to the bar.

What he did was install a cross-bar on the top of the frame (he also has a 3" body lift, but I'm pretty sure it can be done with a 2" or so), but he didn't punch through the bed. He has Fox 2.0 with reservoirs mounted on heim joints (the ONLY way to go! [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif[/img]) running down the axle on custom brackets (to heims again). The mounts are no lower than the differential (in his case I think it was a 12 bolt, but not sure). He also got a Pro Comp Locker (rebadged something?).

Combined with his modified National Springs with the mounts in the stock location, he says he gets a real-world 12 inches of travel out of it. I thought that was too conservative an estimate, but then he told me that he didn't move the mounts at all.

Anyway, just thought I would share, for those of you that might be thinking of doing something like this (WEAZLE! SANDMAN! [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif[/img][img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/cool.gif[/img]) . One of these days I'll get pics of it and post them.




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Re: Rear shocks...

That definitely sounds cool!!! I'd love to see some pics of that setup... [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/cool.gif[/img] [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif[/img]

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sounds cool but y go through all that trouble when its only 2 wheel drive?

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Re: Rear shocks...

Well, for the most part, I agree, but in this area 2wd's get around pretty good. And we're not talking disco trucks here either. It's closer to a pre-runner than what I want to build in the future. I want to keep my 4x4!

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