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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-01-2001, 02:26 AM Thread Starter
 
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great flex that is limited by the shock?

OK, I got the buggy leafs (AKA goofy-leafs) installed on the rear of my SPOA (5.5" kit from RRO) zook. they are 23" long and allow for some pretty radical flex. I am limited tho, by the shocks. I have toyota shocks that allow for 10" inches of travel (they measure 15" compressed and 25" extended). They are mounted on the RRO rear shock mounts kit that came with the SPOA, and were nearly fully extended when I installed them. When I mounted the buggy's, I decided to drop the upper shock mounts 3.5" as I could tell they needed more room to extend. When I tested out the buggies, I could see some pretty radical flex, and that there was room for more if my damn shocks weren't maxing out. I looked into getting longer shocks, but most that I have seen haven't really offered more than 10" of travel. What am I doin' wrong? I really want that extra space, as I have seen more flex on the websites/magazines/videos. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: great flex that is limited by the shock?

The Rancho 9012s have almost "14 inches of travel. Mounting them at an angle will make it act like quite a bit more than that.

Rancho shock guide here:
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Re: great flex that is limited by the shock?

On the TrailTough website they have a size chart that lists all the different lenghts you can get Doetsch shocks in.

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Re: great flex that is limited by the shock?

Yeah doetsch tech shocks are supposto be cheaper than ranchos and you can get them longer than the 9012's i think



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Re: great flex that is limited by the shock?

Yeah, I guess I'll do a bit more research on the right shock for my system. Thanks for the input, guys! As soon as I get some better shocks, I'll post a pic of the extended buggy's.

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Re: great flex that is limited by the shock?

You can tip the shocks in more. We make two different shock mounts with our kits. The standard, and another designed for long travel systems like the Missing Link. Give us a call if you want to discuss some swapping options.

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Re: great flex that is limited by the shock?

glenn is right you can tip them in more, I run buggy leafs on the back and have got mine set up so that they are nearly touching in the center (about 3 inches apart) and I have yet to max them out with around 10 inches of travel. someone told me that they were too slanted and that I wouldn't get good performance results I hate to tell them but they work great. if you want I can post a pic of my setup.

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Re: great flex that is limited by the shock?

That's exactly what we do with our long-travel mounts. 3" from center to center on the upper mounting points.

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Re: great flex that is limited by the shock?

That would be great! Please post your pic, or you can email it to me at [email protected]

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