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Old 10-19-2009, 05:40 PM   #1
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Black Diamond shocks

I bought an '06 about a year ago with a 3" body lift and 33" tires. The shocks were stock. This weekend I installed a set of Black Diamond shocks bought from Quadratec, specified for 2-4" lift. All seems fine--I took a drive on the beach and the handling seems fine--but on sharp dips in the road the front seems to dive more than it should and the front shocks bottom. Per Quadratec instruction, I tightened the top nuts only enough to firmly seat the bushings but not "squash" them. I only have about 3/4" of thread showing on the spindle above the bushing and top plate, and Q says that is about right. Are these shocks simply less forgiving? Should I have ordered a longer shock? Any other thoughts? Thanks. sr

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Old 10-19-2009, 05:47 PM   #2
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Well first of all a body lift does not require longer shocks, the suspension is in no way modified with this lift.

This is just speculation but by using a shock that's too long it might effect the level at which the shock operates. But I really don't know much about shocks.


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Old 10-19-2009, 06:05 PM   #3
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Thanks very much. I probably just should have left well enough alone!
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Maybe pick up some 2" coil spacers and you will have yourself a nice setup.
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You need shocks in the length of the stock shocks.

Or add some 2" Spacers and everything works fine.
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Old 10-19-2009, 07:10 PM   #6
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Yeah actually thats a good idea^^ Coil spacers are only like $30 and don't effect your ride at all
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he will ned additional 2" BS extensions in the rear.
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Thanks all. I think I'll look into the spacers
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do you have a pic of your jeep?
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Looks good!

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33" BFG A/T's 15" soft 8's
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