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Old 09-25-2017, 04:34 PM   #1
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I have 94 explorer front is lifted 4-5 inches unknown brand.
How much uptavel should I allow for shocks?
Pretty sure it's more than 1 3/4 inches.
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Old 09-25-2017, 05:43 PM   #2
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I think you are asking about bump stop placement?

If so, it depends on what type of bump stops you are using.

With standard stock-type rubber ones, you'd want the axle to touch with something around 1" to 1½" of shock rod still exposed to allow for compression of the bump stop.
A little less can be allowed if you have thin low-profile urethane ones (maybe ¾"-1" or so). More is needed with larger (more compressible) bump stops.
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No I wasnt. There are none.
I needed to know how much I need allow for uptravel on the new socks. Don't want to have to keep buying them caused they are to long and bottom out.
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Are you still running the stock shock mounts? Or are you doing the F-250 shock tower mod or something similar?
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You’re always going to blow the shocks if you don’t have bumpstops. I build my shock mounts last, right after bump stops. Once bump stops are on, I collapse the suspension so the axle is on the bump stops. Then I build the shock mounts based off the collapsed length of the shock. Your up travel is really set by your ride height then.
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