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Old January 18th, 2006, 04:15 PM   #1
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well i need to measure for new shocks so i need to find out the compressed and full drop measurments. just wondering how people did this? could i just run over my jack and park on it or would just jacking up under the control arm bracket. sort of stupid question but bah!
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Old January 18th, 2006, 06:17 PM   #2
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I used a tree once, and a ditch on another ocasion.
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I used a tree once, and a ditch on another ocasion.

yeah i guess im ocerthinking this
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Old January 18th, 2006, 09:13 PM   #4
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yeah i guess im ocerthinking this
Yes, I think your over thinking it. You just need to get a rough measurment since you most likely woun't find the exact correct size anyways.

Idealy you want one that will have a collapsed length that will allow you suspension to be fully compressed (til something else hits, preferably bump stops) and will allow full droop. I think on most jeeps the shocks end up bring the "limiting strap" at full extension, which shouldn't be a problem as long as it doesn't limit it to much.
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