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Old April 4th, 2020, 07:12
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My jeep build with photos over the last few years.

Setting them up the same as the monomax that I never bottom out.
Yes I could use front brake lines. But can you believe that they arent stretched at full droop.

Do you run limiter straps to protect your shocks from over extending

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Old April 4th, 2020, 07:57
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You call this "not stretched"?
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Old April 4th, 2020, 08:01
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Well I have had my hands on it and you couldnt play a tune in it. Though

Looking at shock lengths I'm guessing everyone is using they're shocks s liiting straps.

Centering the shock at ride height as worked well for me. With 8-9" of shock stroke..

I may do limiter straps because the brake lines just aren't protecting the shocks well on extension

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Old April 4th, 2020, 08:22
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Tried to delete this post but couldn’t. So edited it to this instead.

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Old April 4th, 2020, 08:30
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You call this good fab you also don't have any welding certifications!

Btw, those mounts are in the wrong direction!
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Old April 4th, 2020, 08:39
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Not sure I ever called it good fab I did say I'm haking on it.
My mounts appear to be the same direction as yours just slightly lower and over.

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Old April 4th, 2020, 09:05
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The bolt pivot direction is wrong.
I have know idea about this brain shart? The pocket is not flat or square and it really shows, the off-set is not good either.

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Old April 4th, 2020, 09:16
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Wrong or not thts how I did it nd itll work just fine.
Was thinking about adding a 2nd bolt to the top
Maybe brake lines at some point to.

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Old April 4th, 2020, 09:42
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This is the funny part! It could have done it right, but no.........

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Old April 4th, 2020, 09:47
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This is like watching Green Acres, "your'e only licensed to build chicken coops"!
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Old April 4th, 2020, 09:50
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My mind says these shocks are mounted correctly.
Either way the cool thing is if it doesn't work I can change it and redo it. That's why these threads are nice. People have the opportunity to learn and maybe wont have to do it twice when they build it themselves.
I have to make some money now burning uncertified 7018 so the jeep will have to wait till tonight.

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Old April 4th, 2020, 10:08
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There are already post's we use to show "What not to do" and yours will become one of them documented in cyberspace/time, most people do learn but in your case that's questionable!
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Old April 4th, 2020, 10:13
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True that

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Old April 4th, 2020, 11:45
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I seem to be happy bump stopping on the fenders but I doubt these springs are. They're bending over backwards.
Droops alittle more front seems to move alittle more drops grunt coil a few inches off the upper seat.
Front fenders have a perfect inner bump stop.

Rear I need to clean up and finish. And may toss a bump stop in dont really need this much articulation.
In these pics the front has bottomd out one shock and other side is hanging on it fully extended.
These have 4" of up travel available at ride height.

The shackles seem different maybe not smoother but different. Maybe less choppy
But that's just a quick outing. Will know more ounce I put some miles in the dirt.

I'm pretty pleased all that work and about the only upgrade made was the rear brake line I replaced with a longer one because I ripped the factory one off.

Regardless see doesnt do to bad for a budget built rig

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That is some serious negative arch. That was the main reason i switch from that style relocation bracket to no lift relocation brackets. And those boostwerks shackles. They are amazing btw. On the street it made a huge improvement in body roll. And off road the rear droops much more easily than before.
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Old April 5th, 2020, 09:37
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I have not measured negative arch but visually it appears about the same as block on and stock shackle and location.
I've spent alitt time researching shock orientation specially bushings direction the way I have it on the frame end seems it would pivot with axle droop and compression turning it would mean its now pivoting only on bushings misalignment in rubber poly or possibly flex joint.. on axle end my mind says bushings orientation doesn't play as big a role since no matter what shock is moving with axle.
Though the other direction is on misalignment maybe it needs to pivot that way more for axle for and aft movement?

Pirate seems to be where I end up when finding good info I see no concrete words or even anyone stating right or wrong way.

However I am eyeing rear fenders and thinking about building a shock pocket into body. Obviously it's more convenient to bolt shock in the way I have done the front.

If that is wrong I'd like to find out. do you have link to threads here or possibly pirate so I can do some reading.

I did add a second bolt to my front mount adapter.

Seems solid and will serve its purpose well even if it was hacked together by a hack offcourse I mean me. I've always got lots of room for improvement.

Thanks for your words of encouragement it's always nice to see a thread followed so thoroughly.

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