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Old 02-26-2006, 12:15 PM   #1
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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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^^Shot of set-up^^
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^^Shocks on^^
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^^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.
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Old 02-26-2006, 05:04 PM   #2
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It could be worse:












































But seriously, go wheel it. Flex is cool, but traction is what gets the chicks.
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Old 02-26-2006, 05:28 PM   #3
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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
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