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Old 07-28-2010, 09:53 AM
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Shocks being used on bigger lift than intended for?

I got a buddy--maybe more of a dude I just know-- that wants to sell me a set of Fox non Resi shocks that are intended for a 6'' lift, but he's currently running them on a 10'' lift. Questions:
1) Will the shocks be messed up after running them on the wrong application?
2) Would the shocks even work on a 10'', in other words, is he possibly lying about the measurements of them?

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Anyone out there..........?
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he probably either rotated the lower mount on the axle to where it reached higher, or flipped the upper brackets. You can do either (or both I guess) to use shorter shocks on a bigger application. You could ask him and see. If you want some more info on that, pm Scott (Username is Pahrump). He can probably help you out.
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Well.....theres no real lift amount dialed into shocks...you need to know the extended length, collapsed length, and the travel. Basically you want to have the shocks mounted so that half the travel (shiny shaft part) is in the body. Meaning if its a 12" travel shock you can see 6" of the shaft with the truck at ride height.

So lets say its a 12" travel shock 28" total length. And from the lower mount to the upper mount on your truck is 24"

That would mean that when installed there would be 8" of shaft showing...giving you 4" inside the body...this would work fine..not ideal but would work fine...I would not go less though, it will hurt the ride if you dont have down travel (if the axle cannot droop) and it will hurt the shock over time.

In the rear on your truck you can cut off the upper shock mounts and flip them over..install with new grade 8 bolts and this will give you about 6" more reach..meaning you can use a 6" shorter shock than with the way the truck is from the factory.

The front theres nothing you can do.

FOX non rezzie shocks are not very expensive....check DownSouthMotorsports talk to Marco
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From what I gathered from talking to him, he just pulled them out and put em on. They're supposedly made for a 6'' lift, but he is running them on a 10''. He says he's never driven the truck since he put em on. I doubt that he actually modified anything. The idea that he and I had was that he had 6'' shocks that are brand new, but they're on a 10'' lift. So, I was gonna buy those from him for my lift from Trevor, and he was going to order new shocks.

I just want to make sure that if he drove a little on them that they wouldn't be ruined.
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Odds are they are fine....have him measure the shocks..extended, collapsed and the travel...thats the total length of the shaft when extended, and use those measurements against what yours are to see if they are going to work.
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