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 Post subject: Rear Shock Relocation?
PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2006 11:02 am 
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I noticed on a recent rock climbing run with our 05 Renegade that the rear shocks hang WAY down.

Has anyone come up with a relocation bracket for the rear?

On my 89' Suburban, when I swapped in a 14 bolt FF axle I picked up some lower shock relocation brackets that moved the shocks up so that they did not go below the axle. I was thinking of doing this on the KJ. Would probably have to go to a shorter shock as those brackets hang about 6 to 8 inches down. Would need to grind off old brackets and weld on new ones. Shouldn't be too technical as long as I get the radius of the axle correct.

Anyone ever smacked them on the trail?

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2006 11:08 am 
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It hasn't been an issue fore me as of yet tipical I het the control arm braket on the rear before I it the shock.

BTW you should check out the AZ site we get together quite often for runs around the AZ area.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2006 11:36 am 
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2006 12:12 pm 
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Jepin AL,
Thanks for the info. Geese, it looks pretty tight in there between the control arm and the brake backing plate. Where would one find those weld on mounts?

Thanks again. I will try to take a pic and post it of the custom mounts I am thinking of that are on my 89 Suburban this evening. I think they can be made from square tube, cut in half and radius to the axle.

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2004 Jeep TJ Sport. 2" Terraflex lift, BFG MT/KM 31x10.5, Front sway bar disco, Cobra 75.

1990 Jeep XJ. 2" spacer lift. POS won't start!


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2006 10:45 pm 
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One thing about those shock mounts is they are very close to the wheel, so I think they are less likely to get hit. Lots of trucks, they are right in the middle of that span of the axel, just asking to get sheered off! But you're right, I'm amazed nobody has broken one off yet.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2006 8:45 pm 
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Moved mine, since a big ol' rock jumped up and ripped the shock mount right off! I has happen to a couple of others too. Darn jumping rocks, they can't be trusted. :roll:

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Those are almost as bad as the jumping tree that hit me in my rear bumper :shock:

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