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Measured for my shocks -do they sound right?

I measured for my shocks tonight. Here's what I got...

LF - 18.5"
RF - 27.5"
LR - 16.5"
RR - 13.5"

Do these sound about right? I'm a little concerned on the rear. I did my best on measuring. I just held my axle shock mount in the place I thought I'd have it welded, then measured from the stud on the frame down to it. I'm planning on going with Pro-comp shocks. Problem is, they don't seem the have a shock short enough in their 3k series. Shortest they have is 14.37" with an extended length of 22.27". Should this work? BTW - I'm sticking with the stock rear mounts for now. They could have introduced some newer lengths, since the info I'm reading could be old. For the front, I'm thinking of going with the 29.77" long ones, with a compressed length of 17.09". What do you all think? I also just checked some Skyjacker shocks, and they have a little better selection. And please, don't ask why I'm not going with Rancho 9000. I don't want to hear it[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]


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Re: Measured for my shocks -do they sound right?

Shouldn't the front and rear be the same length side to side? Or do you have the compressed and extended lengths there? Just a question..

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Re: Measured for my shocks -do they sound right?

That's with my Jeep's left front tire up a loading dock ramp. Kind of like the pics I posted last week.


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OK, so you were measuring compressed and extended lengths.. now it makes sense.. LOL

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Re: Measured for my shocks -do they sound right?

haha..

I was wondering the same thing..

Just thinking.. "Man, you'r going to have some drivability issues with that thing."

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Re: Measured for my shocks -do they sound right?

LOL...

Sorry aboot that. I should of made clear that I measured while at full flex, or close to it.

Anyone got some ideas?


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Re: Measured for my shocks -do they sound right?

You have to get a shock that compresses to a shorter length than your compression, otherwise you will bottom out the shock & cause problems.

I don't know what the shock end mounting is on a YJ I know up front it is a stud, but anyway how about Rancho 5000 (NOT 9000's) they come in as many lengths as the 9000's and they are significantly less expensive:

Here is a link to their spec chart:
http://www.gorancho.com/documents/specifications_2.pdf

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Re: Measured for my shocks -do they sound right?

Sorry, should of made myself clearer. The rear is the stock mount on the frame. Up front I'm going to be running F250 shock towers.

I've thought about the 5000's. But it's my understanding that they're gas shocks. And I want to stick with hydro shocks.

How about you guys with SOA's? What length do you have? H8? Kutyful? Jeepgod?


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Re: Measured for my shocks -do they sound right?

It's my understanding that hydro shocks use oil at atmospheric pressure and that gas shocks use the same oil but pressurize the shock with a gas that won't dissolve in the oil to keep the oil from foaming. Is this right?

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Re: Measured for my shocks -do they sound right?

I run the 9012's, I dont remember theyre dimensions, bt they have about 13.5" of travle.
As far as the RS5000 goes, they are gas charged, but they are still a hydraulic shock.

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