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Old 08-11-2014, 01:42 PM   #1
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Rubicon rear shocks ?

I've read several posts where folks had a problem with the shocks on the Rubicon 2-1/2" lift hitting the frame, spoke with Rubicon and they say the problem has been corrected with narrower shocks...has anyone installed this kit since the changes...does it work without issue? Thanks.
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Old 08-11-2014, 01:56 PM   #2
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I've read several posts where folks had a problem with the shocks on the Rubicon 2-1/2" lift hitting the frame, spoke with Rubicon and they say the problem has been corrected with narrower shocks...has anyone installed this kit since the changes...does it work without issue? Thanks.
Hitting the frame or axle tube? It's pretty tight between the shock tub and the axle tube, some run the shocks upside down to fix this, I only had contact on the track bar side, since I don't use the track bar I ground down the track bar bracket weld on the axle and have no problem.

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Yeah, its the bottom of the shock itself hitting the axle tube, not the frame. The top of the rear shocks are just a rod that sticks up to the frame mount, most have the coil shock boots on them.

The relocation kit gives you a bracket that spaces the bottom of the shock out further towards the front, to let the body of the shock clear the axle tube.

On my Dana35, I just cut the shock tower off the axle tube and re-welded them a little higher to clear. And now that I have the Ford 8.8 back there I made custom lower mounts right on the spring plate to keep them up out of harms way with plenty of clearance.
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Old 08-12-2014, 01:59 PM   #4
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Has anyone installed the kit since the issue was supposedly taken care of? I just ordered the kit and if it's still a problem I'd like to have them shipped now rather than waiting until I'm into the project and find out I need them and have to wait to get them...once I start something I want to stay on it until it's done. Thanks.
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Old 08-18-2014, 07:52 PM   #5
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Well, I finally got the lift kit on, one of Murphy's Law comes true again...interchangeable parts won't. I couldn't get the spring plates on the center pins because they hit the shock bracket, had to grind about 1/8"+ off each rear plate to get it on, never did figure out why the problem.
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