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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-30-2004, 06:43 PM Thread Starter
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Shock mounts

Somebody brought this up and i thought it was worth askin about.

Could you mount the rear shock mounts on top of the axle. Like the front.

I would be doin this with my toyota axles.

Any ideas good or bad?
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Re: Shock mounts

length of the shock would be a problem with that mounting setup. Unless you put the shock through the floor to a hoop [img]images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img] There just isn't enough room to mount 'em. i have mine at the bottom of the axle tube and I run the RR( [img]images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img]) upper shock mount. 34" long shocks, plenty of travel.
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Re: Shock mounts

You can run it on top if you run it in the wheel wells. That is what I do, and my shocks are 26" hole to hole sitting in the driveway and completely vertical. Allows 6 inches of stuff and 8 inches of droop.
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Re: Shock mounts

I am looking at the same issue. I am swapping to Toy axles. with the mounting bracket I have, the shocks want to line up with the center of the axles. I can run them on top, but I will sacrifice travel, if I want to run them on the bottom I have to fab up a mount for the top to move them back farther. [img]images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/wall.gif[/img]

Tusker. are you running leaf springs? if so a couple of Pictures on how you did it would be great. I have looked at that, but keep hitting a brick wall. [img]images/graemlins/wall.gif[/img]
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