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You said in the post about rs9000 that you have your shocks set at 45 degrees. I am kind of remembering that they are from the center of the jeep out to the ends of the axle. Is that right? And they react better to the adjustable settings that way? Do you have pictures of this?

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Yeah, Ive got a couple of pics,They go from just about center of the Jeep on a fabricated cross member out to the axles onto new fabricated mounts. There sensitivity to the R9000s adjustability comes from the fact that being laid on angle allows the weight of the Jeep to be leveraged on the shocks unstead of just compressing. Normally with R9000s on a Jeep I could almost always use the 1 setting(softest) and would rarely use the 5 setting(firmest). With the shocks in the angled set up I can use the entire range, but almost never use the softest settins,it is just to soft,(only deep flat terrain), and the 5 setting although firm is very usefull on steep off camber terrain where you dont want to lean down the hill. I was always able in the past to pick a setting for a specific trail and be satisfied, but this shock set up has the characteristics to really take advantage of an adjustable set up.
I have been running the adjusters in my 500 HP Comp Mud Bogger for a couple of years now, so I have some installation techniques that I trust to hold up on the trail.
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And heres a picture of it working, I am not lifting a tire on the passenger rear, and probably have about 2 more inches of drop. It works very well.
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Thank you for the reply. As you can see from my signature line, I ma in the middle if a total rebuild and I am amassing all the info I can get a hold of, so when it comes time to build, I have it all. Thanks again.

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I also GREATLY appreciate the info. As a coincidence, I'm going to work on the shocks tonight. The body is off to repair the rust (mounts and bed), and I'm relocating the shocks so I'll stop the damage by dragging them across the rocks. RS9000's have the warranty, but they frown on all the dents.

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