I'm also in need of shocks and I agree with ALASHA's thoughts.
My plan is to determine the ranges of difference in various MFG's shock mounts/relocation mounts and measure the hard numbers myself...screw using some indeterminate frame chart. By hard numbers, I mean how much actual travel/articulation is my vehicle layin' down. It will take some doing, but I should only ever have to do it once.
Basically, Jeep goes up on blocks, then, using an engine hoist, shocks come out, I lower an axle until springs start falling out...that's when I measure for shock extended length. Obviously, this doesn't all happen at once...the axle/axle side I'm not measuring for collapsed/extended figures also needs to be blocked at various heights, depending on what other measurements I'm looking for...
Using the hoist and no spring or shock to inhibit movement, I can tuck a wheel as far into a wheelwell as the measurement for a coilbound spring allows, giving me further info on how big I can go on tire, needed bumpstop lengths, fender mods, driveshaft lengths, etc. I can also let the opposite side hang or, using blocks, tuck both sides, etc...whatever needs doin' to measure clearances, travels, etc.
Taking the numbers from this exercise and applying the various alternative shock mounts, or not, I'll have a clear idea of exactly what will/can fit...assuming I can find the specs on the shocks I'd consider.
- As it has to do with shocks, reservoir shocks allow a greater range of travel vs typical “street” shocks. I have no need for triple by-pass, etc.
- Bilstein used to print all of their shock specs...collapsed/extended, mount type, etc. The info is out there...
Finally, and MOST IMPORTANTLY! Protect your shocks with limiting straps!
That's my plan, anyway...
Last edited by funfred; 10-01-2019 at 07:00 PM.