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Old July 1st, 2008, 05:11 PM
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external shock tower (w/o cutting arch)

I was wondering if anyone could direct me to an external front shock mount that does not require cutting the wheel arch? From the searching I have done it seems that most fit them by cutting a hole. I would really prefer not to do that. I think AB has one but I have eyelet to eyelet shocks. THanks.
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I was wondering if anyone could direct me to an external front shock mount that does not require cutting the wheel arch? From the searching I have done it seems that most fit them by cutting a hole. I would really prefer not to do that. I think AB has one but I have eyelet to eyelet shocks. THanks.
If your goal is to run a longer travel shock, you will need to cut otherwise you will be limited to a short travel shock. I "think" some early RRs ran external front shocks, you could run that type of setup or something out of the UK designed to run dual front shocks may work.
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If your goal is to run a longer travel shock, you will need to cut otherwise you will be limited to a short travel shock. I "think" some early RRs ran external front shocks, you could run that type of setup or something out of the UK designed to run dual front shocks may work.

exactly.. if you don't want to trim the wells, just run a stock setup. External setups will give you more flex but you need to run the longer shock which will require you to do some cutting to fit the setup. I had to trim mine a little bit and it looks factory. I also am running 14" travel shocks and a 3-link...
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Right now I have 12 inch Bilstiens in the front using the stock setup with DII towers. Everything fits in nicely, I just want to move that shock outside the spring. How much lower do you think the top mount would have to be to fit it without cutting?
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