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Old 07-14-2013, 06:31 PM   #1
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Shock question on 8.8

I have my 8.8 bolted on. Now I want to make some new brackets for the shocks to get them from hanging to low. My question is do you fully extend the shocks while the jeep is jacked on the frame? What is the procedure for this?

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Old 07-14-2013, 07:23 PM   #2
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If you already have the shocks, bolt them into the top mount. Then jack up the jeep so its at full droop. Fully extend the shocks, then compress them about an inch or inch and a half. That little bit of compression helps if you come off the ground. A spring can overextend for a moment and this keeps the shock from doing the same. That's where the mount should go. At least that's what everyone has told me, and it worked for me too.

The ideal way would be putting on mounts where you want them, then ordering shocks to fit.

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What would are some good shocks to look into? I have skyjacker 7000 right now. I had some like it back when I had my jacked up Toyota.
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What would are some good shocks to look into? I have skyjacker 7000 right now. I had some like it back when I had my jacked up Toyota.
I don't know much about shocks, but I do know that Fox shocks are top notch, but they'll cost you. Bilsteins are great too. I'm running the BDS 5500 hydros and really like them. Soft ride on the road and only $50 each.
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