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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old May 17th, 07, 05:31 AM Thread Starter
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Rear Shock Length

I have installed new rear leaf springs from Eaton. I ordered them with 1 inch of extra arch as I like a litte "rake" as opposed to the in the weeds "PT" look.

I also installed a set of Competition Engineering slapper bars.

With the suspension loaded the lower shock mounting studs are about 1" above the mounting hole in the slapper bar.

Questions:
1.0 Are longer than stock shocks available? -or-
2.0 Should I use shock extensions? -or-
3.0 Should I use stock length shocks and fabricate a lower shock adapter that bolts to the Competion Engineering slapper bar?

As always thanks for the input.

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old May 17th, 07, 09:25 AM
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Re: Rear Shock Length

You should be able to bolt up the original shocks. The 1" extension should be no problem. Or are the shocks fully extended and you still have 1"?

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old May 17th, 07, 03:41 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Rear Shock Length

Weight of car is on rear suspension. Passenger side shock is almost long enough, drivers side is about 1/2" short.

But even if they were just barely long enough there should be some additional extension, to keep from damaging the shocks, correct?

Keep in mind the leaf springs are brand new, 0 miles, and haven't "settled".
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