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need a favor,my sami is gone and i am making a new shock mount for the rear so that i can go to 32" shocks.i need a measurement for the top rear shock studs center to center. i will bolt a bar on to the existing upper shock studs and drill holes to mount my new shocks.if you want to do this find the center of your new bar and measure 2" each side of center line and you can bolt up 32" shocks.i am spoa and have a tired 3" spring set.thanks for the help.RR

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Any measurement you get, make sure to 'egg' your mounting holes a good 1/8" on each side. We've seen shock studs differ frfom one vehicle to the next over 1/4". This is why you'll see holes in mounting arms like our upper rears with egg shaped holes.

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Re: rear shock mount

rangerrick,
My sammy is a '95 and it measures 22 1/2" center to center (what a real pita it was to measure with the boots on..).
What brand of shocks do you use & where do you get them?
Do you have a part no?
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Re: rear shock mount

Glen is right, mine were 22-1/4" center to center. I made my own rear upper shock mount out of 1" schedule 80 pipe. I drilled two 5/8" holes through the pipe and welded in two 5/8" bolts for shock mounts. I later cut the threaded part of the bolt down and used lock nuts. I used a 5/8" bolt that has a 1-1/2" shoulder once it was passed through the pipe. It cost a whopping $6.00 to make it.


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zoomy4 , you may have posted the wrong pic if that is what I "think" it is !

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Re: rear shock mount

glenn,rodnee,zoomy4,and twister,thanks for your advice.the shocks came from tim at north coast offroad.its what he runs and so he fixed me up.thanks again,RR

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Re: rear shock mount

Okay, here is the right picture... sorry

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Re: rear shock mount

Nice design zoomy4, It addresses one of the problems with the mounts on the market, that they can loosen/not
tighten up fully and rattle/squeek. I had to add spacers to my RRO mount to get it to quit rattling. I drove me nuts till I figured out what the problem was. (The nuts/washers had bottomed out on the shoulder of the old shock mount.)



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thanks zoomy4,nice set up,thanks RR

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Re: rear shock mount

I had originally bought some thick wall 1" square tubing and later decided not to use it because I thought it was too flimsy and it might start to bend after a while. Oh, by the way, it was 3/4" schedule 80 pipe, not 1". I don't think I will mash this one up anytime soon.

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