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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-25-2001, 09:42 PM Thread Starter
 
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Suspension limits..

Ok, guys, I know you have heard me complain about my springs being real stiff, which I completely understand, but what if the shocks are fully extended when I am trying to do a ramp test, are they strong enough to actually pull the axle into the air instead of the opposite side spring giving in to the angler??? did that make sense???
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yep. yep.

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If what you are actually asking is can shocks limit articulation if they are too short, the answer is yes. And they will eventually break!

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Re: Suspension limits..

i say about 80% or more factory trucks suspension systems droop is limited by the shocks, i think it's planned that way, (now i don't think these are designed for serious wheeling),
also i've seen shock mounts break off the axle tubes a few times. i'm not sure if this is because of droop or compression (bottoming out the shock)>

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Re: Suspension limits..

i have some rancho rs9000's on my jeep, but i think i the idiot installed ones that are too short, that is why my articulation doesnt work that well, what is the best way to fix this? lower the upper shock mount, or change the shocks to bigger ones?

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Re: Suspension limits..

I flexed my jeep out without shocks and measured the compression and extension distances of the shock mounts. Then I looked at a chart of RS9000's and found one that had at least 1" more travel than I measured.

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