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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-06-2001, 01:44 AM
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3\"trailmaster & 2 \" OME shocks

Can I combine a 3" Trailmaster with a 2" OME shocks with success without having to do any mods to the shock towers to compensate the 1" diff.

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 07-06-2001, 02:52 AM
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Re: 3\"trailmaster & 2 \" OME shocks

I have a OME system, + 2" springs and shocks.
I found that the shocks weren't long enough for the springs at full droop. So I upgraded at the first opportunity.
So for a 3" spring kit, I doubt it.
Better to measure your droop (on the vehicle that is) and get shocks to match, or allow for any future mods you may intend to do.(i.e. even longer shocks)
even if you think you can't afford it, allow for it 'cos things can change fasyter than you think.

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Re: 3\"trailmaster & 2 \" OME shocks

they will work, but the shorter shocks will limit flex...

DO NOT get longer shocks than your suspension was designed for, because when the shock bottoms out, they suspension will still have room to move, and it WILL move and destroy your shock... shocks will keep the axle from falling too much, but it will not stop it from hitting the bump stop

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post #4 of (permalink) Old 07-06-2001, 03:32 PM
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Re: 3\"trailmaster & 2 \" OME shocks

Yeah, when i said longer shocks i meant to allow for the compression. I extended the front shock towers up even tho i wasn't ready and fitted longer shocks. I was figuring that in the future i would get a SR kit. In the end I got revolvers and my shock length worked out just right.
Also you can extend the bump stops a little to stop the shock from bottoming out.

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