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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-19-2004, 08:30 AM Thread Starter
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Shocks for 3.5 Lift

Over the weekend thanks to Wildweasel and CtBrent,daxe,Randy and my Jimbo we installed Rancho 1.5 springs on my previous SR Zuked. I now need shocks. I did some research and found the "stock" listing for Rancho shocks are:
Front- compressed:10.25 extended:15.25 travel:5
Rear- compressed:12.875 extended:20.25 travel:7.375

Question where do I add the 3.5" to? The travel or overall length? I want cheaps too. The budget is gone. [img]images/graemlins/crybaby.gif[/img] Thanks. Jim
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Re: Shocks for 3.5 Lift

Well the most realistic way to do it is disconnect the shocks and flex it out and measure. you would likly want to add the
3.5 to the extended. But like I said yank and drive it up some tires or something to flex it out.
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Re: Shocks for 3.5 Lift

Yeah, what GLenn said. It is easier than it sounds. You only really have to do one side front and rear and use that measurement for the other side, too.

Make sure your compressed length for the shock is about an inch shorter than your actual measurement. You want to leave a little play there. Ditto for the downtravel. So if your measurements are 15" compressed and 23" extended, then get a shock that measures 14" compressed and 24"+ extended.

Do you have that amazing spreadsheet with the shock lenghts for all the different manufacturers? I forget who did it, but I think I have a copy of it around someplace.

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Re: Shocks for 3.5 Lift

Thanks both of you guys. I do have that sheet. Money is real tight so I hope to get some cheeeeepies. Jim
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