F-250 shock mounts on FJ40.

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I came across a pic on the tech page of an F250 shock mount on an FJ40 and the part #'s,but no tech info on the subject,even in "search". My questions are 1) How much more travel will you get over stock? 2) Didn't Ford shocks have top-bolt mounts instead of eyebolts?...which shocks accomodate this set-up? Do you know of any articles on this subject?
 

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the Ford towers use an identical shock-type mounting, just with a thru-bolt instead of a stud. Travel is determined by the additional length of the shock, most should be able to work a 14" stroke shock in there tho without problems (SOA) and "perhaps" a 12" stroker in there for a SUA suspension.

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Yeah,that's the pic I saw on the tech forum. If I put that on a stock setup how much more travel would I need.I guess what I'm asking is just how much downward travel is being limited by the stock shock alone? I remember reading recently that someone wrote that you can get 2" more downward travel at the wheel when you disconnect the shock? Is that true?
 

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disconnect your current shock and see how much stroke it has now. Then, to get a "true" measurement, twist er up with that shock disconnected, and see not only how much droop is available, but hw far the compressed length is too.

I don't know of anyone specifically that's measured what shock they used....
 
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I used rear Super Duty shocks from my buddies rides when they put on their lift kits. Stock Ford rear shocks travel 12" from 16-28". The lower mounting hole in the shock is smaller though.
 

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