: Suspension blues


Andrew123654
02-26-2006, 12:15 PM
When I bought my truck the owner said the shocks on the rear arnt matched for the rear shock relocation so this weekend was the first chance I got to get some measurements and pictures. Let me know what I should do.

32-11.50-15's

Rear is lifted with (keep in mind the leafs were rebuilt a little while back):
1.5" Downey shackle
1.5" AAL


Shocks on the truck right now:
23.5 inches Extended
14.5 inches Compressed

Took the shocks off the truck and flexed:
25 inches Extended with room to go
20 inches Compressed with room to go
22 inches ride hight


I didnt want to flex it too much, iv heard horror stories about bending the leafs to the point of no return.

now on to the pictures
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http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v373/Andrew123654/IMG_0237.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v373/Andrew123654/IMG_0250.jpg

^^Shot of set-up^^
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http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v373/Andrew123654/IMG_0238.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v373/Andrew123654/IMG_0232.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v373/Andrew123654/2219d59c.jpg

^^Shocks on^^
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http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v373/Andrew123654/IMG_0252.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v373/Andrew123654/IMG_0251.jpg
^^Shocks off^^
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5 inches of travel for the rear shocks seem a bit low, should I move the lower mounts?

Let me know what you guys think.

Dirty White Boy
02-26-2006, 05:04 PM
It could be worse:
http://img505.imageshack.us/img505/7979/bob7bq.jpg










































http://img134.imageshack.us/img134/3059/angrysmiley0478tt.gif
But seriously, go wheel it. Flex is cool, but traction is what gets the chicks. :D

Ricks72
02-26-2006, 05:28 PM
Marlin sells the bilstiens pretty cheap like 75 bucks for the 14" travel shocks. Not sure if too long would be be a bad thing, but worth a shot if new shocks are needed