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Old 04-06-2005, 06:01 PM   #41
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Freeze - Hopefully I'm doing this right - I'm meashuring the entire length - extended is 25", compressed is 16 1/2" - it's a real bitch to compress these shocks and hold a tape measure - but I'm very close on the nubers. Let me know if I did it right.

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Old 04-06-2005, 07:15 PM   #42
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That sounds a little long. Could you measure them from the center of the bottom eyelet to the middle of the bushings on the top stud mount? Thanks.
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Old 04-06-2005, 08:39 PM   #43
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From the center of the mounting hole to the center of the treaded area on the shaft is 23 3/4"
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Old 04-06-2005, 09:06 PM   #44
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WHOA! I'm not sure that's going to fit. How about the collapsed length?
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Old 04-06-2005, 10:13 PM   #45
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Looks like 16" compressed from center of mounting hole to center of threads. (or very close - maybe 15 3/4" - had my wife helping me and had to explain everything twice - lol
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Old 04-06-2005, 11:45 PM   #46
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quote:BIG BUDDA: Okay, here is what I have learned... stock shocks have a 13-18" travel length. At resting hieght it is 15". With the 1.5" lift the shocks now sit at 15.8". I will use Rancho RS5000 direct replacements for the rear as I did no lifting in the back. The fronts will get P/N RS5283. Travel length is 12.5-19.1". The bump stops only let you compress the suspension about 2" anyway.

FIVE DAYS LATER:
Okay, forget everything I said about putting longer shocks on the front. They test fitted them today before pulling the stock shocks out...to long. Fronts will be replaced with "stock" length RS5000's. We even tried BDS racing shocks. Same thing. So, direct replacements for front and rear.
Gearman, I really think those shocks are too long, but I hope you can get them to fit. Let me know, because I am getting ready to order some Bilstein 5100's.
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Old 04-07-2005, 08:03 AM   #47
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Hey Freeze,
That's the replacement part number given by Truxxx when you use their torsion bar keys. Even the Dodge dealer I bought the keys from said to use the replacement shock for a 1998-2001 Dodge 1500 4x4 non-offroad. The people how have done the lift & used that shock haven't complained about it being too long.
I'm going to try to get it done this morning before it starts to rain. I'll let you know how I make out.
Stock is 19" extended & 13 1/2 compressed.
Bilstein is 24" & 15 1/2".
Stock travel is 5 1/2"
Bilstein travel is 8 1/2"
My gut feeling is they'll be fine because of the difference in travel.
If the measurements are different than reported earlier it's my wifes fault.(lol) This message has been edited. Last edited by: TheGearman, document.write(''+ myTimeZone('Thu, 07 Apr 2005 13:21:09 GMT-0700', '07 April 2005 04:21 PM')+''); 07 April 2005 04:21 PM
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Old 04-07-2005, 12:13 PM   #48
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Well it's noon time & I have finished installing the Truxxx keys and new Bilsteins - everything fit perfectly - I've cranked up the front a couple inches and the shocks ride fine Freeze - I even took it over some rough terrain to get everything settled out before I take it in for alignment. Travel on the suggested Bilsteins seems to be perfect - I actually think it rides better than stock with stock size Bilsteins. This message has been edited. Last edited by: TheGearman, document.write(''+ myTimeZone('Thu, 07 Apr 2005 13:20:02 GMT-0700', '07 April 2005 04:20 PM')+''); 07 April 2005 04:20 PM
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Old 04-07-2005, 12:22 PM   #49
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Outstanding! Good job buddy... did you take any pics?
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Old 04-07-2005, 04:19 PM   #50
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Started raining right when I finished up - having it aligned first thing in the morning - Truxxx is nice enough to supply the new alignment specs - I'll wash it up & post picts on Saturday. I really like the new ride height!

Now to slam some 315 sneaker underneath and she'll be high & tight.
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