Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Illinois wisconsin border
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Re: Front Shock Mountings~above or below??
NC hit it right on the head the only reason I fabbed is when I did the original rears up front It pushed the axle forward enough that the top shock mount was to far back and the shock hit the bump stop on the frame so I cut the little bugger off and moved it forward also, Then when the YJS went on the front it moved further forward yet with the help of me redrilling the spring pack another 1" forward, so I cut the bump stop off alltogether. then I wellded brackets on top of the axle similiar to a toy, I notched the top plates to conform to the shock body that way under any type of flex the shock doesnt get mangled, and there out from under the axle getting bashed to hell I also fabbed the top hoop which got cut into the fender wells to fit the shock up there, but ford towers could have been used( IE) had the time to fab myself and I was already in the hole for that month no what I mean
as far as the bump stops I purchaced a set of Rancho 4.5x3x 2.25 rubber mounts to go on top of the spring plate but there still sittin in the box.. dont needem now with coil overs