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Old September 20th, 2013, 03:58 PM   #1
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does this seem like a better design than what came stock on the YJ. both broke off, and one of them had been welded once before and broke again. this to me seem like a better design because all the force is centered above the axle instead of on the welded area behind it. this is just a first draft drawing. I would probably make it go further around the axle. and if anyone needs any CAD work done I am available. LOL.


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Old September 20th, 2013, 08:50 PM   #2
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that would be stronger, but might require a shorter shock which would limit your suspension travel, thats why they stick them lower so you have more travel
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Old September 23rd, 2013, 12:23 PM   #3
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I am going to replace the shocks anyway. just need to figure out what size I need. I have a shackle lift on there so the travel is longer than stock so I don't see a problem getting the correct size shock in there.
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Probably not bump stopped correctly. The shock should not be the downstop.
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Old September 23rd, 2013, 02:28 PM   #5
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Probably not bump stopped correctly. The shock should not be the downstop.
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Old September 23rd, 2013, 02:47 PM   #6
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If you weld it correctly the weld will never break when it's on the back of the axle. Plus you get a longer shock which will give you more travel.
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If you weld it correctly the weld will never break when it's on the back of the axle. Plus you get a longer shock which will give you more travel.
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