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Old 08-05-2013, 02:32 PM
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Rotate Rear Lower Shock Bracket

Anyone ever rotate the rear lower bracket upwards to keep from buying longer 6" + Lift shocks?

It appears it can be rotated up and use the 4.5" Lift shocks instead of buying 6" + Lift Shocks ?

Any ideas?

Denny
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Old 08-05-2013, 02:55 PM
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Go for it....Otherwise you put it back and buy new shocks. BTW I bought 5100 Bilsteins for a 6" lift all around and paid under $400. Lifetime warranty and a great ride.
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Yeah I talked to top gun ______ and they recommended 5125's Bil's for 82 each.

Posted my ICON 4.5" Lift shocks on the North Texas Forum for 150 Pr. and sold them in an hour.

I won't adjust the brackets, but i bet you could and get an inch possibly 2.

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Page 10: http://www.bilsteinus.com/uploads/tx...Rd_Cat2011.pdf

The site I ordered from: eshocks.com: Shocks and Struts: F250, F350 4WD (lifted suspension) - 2005-2012
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5125's are generic, 5100's per the catalog should be tuned for the vehicle. My impressions are they ride a tad softer than my old DR Signature Series.
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on my 04 the rear shock mounts have a dowel that the bracket sits on so it wont rotate. I tried to move mine up about 2 inches I was using 5125's and a week later i guess going over bumps pushed them back down. I had them real tight too I guess that dowel is needed for them not to rotate. Im cheep and ended up just grinding down the dowel and tacking them where I wanted them.
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I looked at the valving and selected the softer of the 2 available 244/70 vs. 295/35.

I couldn't find a 34" long travel in the 5100's so i'll just go with for now.

If they're too stiff i'll sell 'em and get the adjustable ICON's for a freaking 327 each... OUCH!.

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on my 04 the rear shock mounts have a dowel that the bracket sits on so it wont rotate. I tried to move mine up about 2 inches I was using 5125's and a week later i guess going over bumps pushed them back down. I had them real tight too I guess that dowel is needed for them not to rotate. Im cheep and ended up just grinding down the dowel and tacking them where I wanted them.

Yep there is a dowel that prevents them from rotating.
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