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Old 10-26-2014, 08:51 AM   #1
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QA1 schocks

Finally gotten around to installing the shocks I had already for a couple of months, what supposed to have been a 'bolt on' install turned out to be a bit more work than thought/promised.

old srt10 stock bilsteins next to new QA1



Rears in place, had to trim a bit of the bottom mouting tab otherwise the body of the schock would bind with the tab.



The top bushings for the front shocks were a lot smaller than the stock ones.



Made a spacer to be welded over the original schock tower hole which was way too big.







Slots in the T bars at the bottom were too short so opened them up. There is enough room to get your hand in there too reach the dial button.



Put the shocks on 10 out of 19 settings now, will see how it drives.

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Old 10-26-2014, 10:46 AM   #2
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Old 10-26-2014, 03:25 PM   #3
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Are those shocks for lowered trucks. If so the adjustability would be nice to have.
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Old 10-26-2014, 03:26 PM   #4
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Are those shocks for lowered trucks. If so the adjustability would be nice to have.
Unless the supplier lied to me they are, in the pictures the suspension is loaded so plenty of travel left.
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Old 10-26-2014, 04:01 PM   #5
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Any ideas as to how to protect them from the environment, we get quite a bit of road salt in the winter.

Saw some neoprene sleeves 'schoksox' anyone have experience with them or something else that can protect the aluminium shocks?

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I'm interested to see how this works out for you keep us posted!
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Old 10-26-2014, 07:53 PM   #7
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Well done. When I install the Durango shocks on Red I found the same issue with the lower bracket.
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Did you ever give a review on how these worked on your truck?
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Old 02-17-2015, 06:21 AM   #9
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Still finishing up the t56 manual swap, haven't driven it yet! Have a couple of days off in 2 weeks, truck should be up and running then!
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Still finishing up the t56 manual swap, haven't driven it yet! Have a couple of days off in 2 weeks, truck should be up and running then!
Really looking forward to seeing her run. What do you have left to do?
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