Shocks...again

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by Macgyver5, Oct 30, 2005.

  1. Macgyver5

    Macgyver5

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    So I ordered shocks that I thought might work with my lift (4" MAF 1975 FJ40) and they fit but only fully compressed.... I ordered the Rancho 5000 #RS5012 but I'm pretty sure that I need them to fit in between fully compressed and fully extended....I don't have access to a forklift to pick it up and measure any suggestions???


    Thanks
    -Brandon-
     
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    when we measure for shocks we take it out to a spot where we wheel, find a ditch or something and flex it out until the suspension is at a complete "droop" and then we measure, and yea this is with shocks attached whatsoever...
     
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  3. Romer

    Romer fatherofdaughterofromer Moderator

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    How I ordered my Bilstiens was they looked at the shocks that come in a kit with the Skyjacker lift and looked up the specs. If the MAF lift comes with shocks in a kit or as an option, look up the specs on that shock and order from their. If you are replacing shocks that worked, you can also measure them or take them to a 4wd shop.
     
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    Mace rock scientist.. Staff Member s-Moderator

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    No leaf springs attatched whatsoever??
    what retains the axle???
     
  5. Macgyver5

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    I think he meant shocks
     
  6. bandy rooster

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    yea i'm a boob, what can i say


    -just tryin to help..
     
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    My buddy (a mechanic) looked at my 4 inch lift and told me order a shock that will give 5 inches of compression and 8 inches of droop.

    5 inches of compression would put my right near the bumpstop, so I went with that!

    Good luck!
     
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