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chevyhed53 10-19-2009 05:40 PM

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

ExDementia 10-19-2009 05:47 PM

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.

BTW welcome to the forum:wavey:

chevyhed53 10-19-2009 06:05 PM

Thanks very much. I probably just should have left well enough alone!

Jp90Talon 10-19-2009 06:14 PM

Maybe pick up some 2" coil spacers and you will have yourself a nice setup.

nicolas-eric 10-19-2009 06:39 PM

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You need shocks in the length of the stock shocks.

Or add some 2" Spacers and everything works fine.

ExDementia 10-19-2009 07:10 PM

Yeah actually thats a good idea^^ Coil spacers are only like $30 and don't effect your ride at all:)

nicolas-eric 10-19-2009 07:12 PM

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he will ned additional 2" BS extensions in the rear.

chevyhed53 10-19-2009 08:59 PM

Thanks all. I think I'll look into the spacers

mudslinger150 10-19-2009 09:04 PM

do you have a pic of your jeep?

chevyhed53 10-19-2009 09:13 PM

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Here it is ...

ExDementia 10-20-2009 12:21 AM

Looks good!

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