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Shock limiting straps?

Don't know much about them but see that they are recommended to be used.
I will be getting RK RRD shocks at some point and want to make sure I don't over extend them.

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Are they needed

were and how do they connect at on the jk

witch ones do I get if I need them

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used the designed shock height to the lift height and you wont have to worry. what happened to your ome shocks?


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used the designed shock height to the lift height and you wont have to worry. what happened to your ome shocks?
My ome shocks are all but 2 inches fully extended with the new springs

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My ome shocks are all but 2 inches fully extended with the new springs
interesting. those shocks are designed for your coil/spring height.

normally how you pick shocks for your lift is you say, you have 2" of net lift from the coils then you buy shocks that are designed for 0-2" of travel.

i run the ome kit with hd coils and i got about 2.5" of lift and but i'm running the ome long travel shocks which were designed for 4-6" of travel...



you can always add longer bump stops...



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this is what i know hope it will help first take the lower bolt off the shock and pull it all the way down to get the measurement on your shock extended if the shock is pulled beyond that it will damage your shock next flex your jeep and measure the distance from the frame to the axel and order straps 1 to 2 inches shorter and alllow for stretch of your limiting strap bolt it to the frame and to the axel keep away from moving parts like tire and drive shaft this will keep shocks from over extending

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this is what i know hope it will help first take the lower bolt off the shock and pull it all the way down to get the measurement on your shock extended if the shock is pulled beyond that it will damage your shock next flex your jeep and measure the distance from the frame to the axel and order straps 1 to 2 inches shorter and alllow for stretch of your limiting strap bolt it to the frame and to the axel keep away from moving parts like tire and drive shaft this will keep shocks from over extending
^^^^ What? that's not right???
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^^^^ What? that's not right???
what is not right about it?
set your limit straps 1-2 inches short depending on the number of wraps in material as a lesser one WILL stretch. Mounting is up to you but getting longer shock bolts and using that is the easiest.
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what is not right about it?
set your limit straps 1-2 inches short depending on the number of wraps in material as a lesser one WILL stretch. Mounting is up to you but getting longer shock bolts and using that is the easiest.
I don't know? Just read it again, I have no idea what I was thinking??? Sounds fine today LOL??? Pretty straight forward it's just a limiting strap.
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