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6010 lbs!

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March 15th, 2015, 6:09 pm
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I'm pretty sure every scale I've ever seen reads in 10lb increments, I'm going to guess 5650. And I have no idea when I'll weigh it next, I won't be around for 3 weeks...

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March 15th, 2015, 7:04 pm
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C'mon Rick the suspense is killing us!

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Did some more work today...but forgot to weigh it :banghead:

Trimmed 1.5 more inches off each fender, removed the shock mounts from rear axle in preparation for high clearance ones, and started building my upper shock mount. I'll get some pics in the morning, I know we all love pics.

Question: what's your opinion of mounting a rear shock in single shear? That's how the factory ones were mounted (front and rear) and those seemed fine. The sheer strength of a 1/2" grade 8 bolt is 17k lbs. I have no idea what kind of loads the shock sees but I doubt it's that high. What do you think?

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April 4th, 2015, 10:00 pm
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Question: what's your opinion of mounting a rear shock in single shear? That's how the factory ones were mounted (front and rear) and those seemed fine. The sheer strength of a 1/2" grade 8 bolt is 17k lbs. I have no idea what kind of loads the shock sees but I doubt it's that high. What do you think?

First I think it's totally fine, it's not the bolt you need to worry about, it's the mount. My front are just studs off my spring mounts.

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April 4th, 2015, 10:41 pm
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Yeah thats a perfectly fine way to attach the shocks. If you were into doing 80mph across the desert or jumping it then it would be sketchy.


April 4th, 2015, 11:02 pm
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Pics: fenders trimmed more, my new rear shock mounts and new stainless spacers, because the rusty factory spacer and a washer is ghetto!

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April 5th, 2015, 10:45 pm
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Looking sweet! Are the shock mounts for front or rear?


April 5th, 2015, 10:55 pm
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Rear. I'll post a pic of the top mount when I get something welded up hopefully tomorrow.

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April 5th, 2015, 10:57 pm
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Awesome. Are you inboarding?


April 5th, 2015, 11:00 pm
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Yeah, they're going to be just inside of the leaf perches. I looked for a way to make them more vertical but for now I'm settling on a typical / \ mounting.

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April 5th, 2015, 11:06 pm
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Sounds like what I want to do. If I 4 link in the future id go vertical and blow through the body. Ive seen people do the hoops for vertical but I dont think its worth in unless its coilovers


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Yup, not worth it unless I'm bombing thru the desert.

This is pretty much what I was thinking for a rear shock mount, mine will be one piece and square tube but pretty much same idea.

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April 5th, 2015, 11:26 pm
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Thats exactly how im going to make mine. Its easy and itll work great! I got a 10 foot piece of 2x2 .25 wall for $40 at alco not too long ago. Ive been meaning to go see if I can snag more.


April 5th, 2015, 11:36 pm
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Mine have been like that for years. Feel free to copy my upper mount design, I know you guys all love it.

I think single shear on a shock is fine for what you're planning to be doing.

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