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Old May 5th, 2015, 07:46 PM
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Front external shock mounting

Anybody running external(outside the spring) front shocks?
I'm looking for ideas, or even better pics, of lower mount location/solution.
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BTW I'm either going to modify some RRC external front towers I have, or order some of these. Ford Upper Front Shock Mount Towers Pair (E5TZ-18183-A)
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Old May 5th, 2015, 08:07 PM
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I am running the standard RRC LWB outboard front shocks....which was a PITA mounting the 300Tdi turbo pipe...


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Old May 5th, 2015, 08:10 PM
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I am running the standard RRC LWB outboard front shocks....which was a PITA mounting the 300Tdi turbo pipe...


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Any chance you have some pics of the lower mounts? Are there any clearance issues, especially on the steering side?
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Old May 5th, 2015, 08:34 PM
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Lets see---luv those Ranchos!
I think all air-suspension Classics were dampened in the front like this.
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Old May 5th, 2015, 08:38 PM
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Thanks! No clearance issue by that nut on the panhard drop bracket?
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Any chance you have some pics of the lower mounts? Are there any clearance issues, especially on the steering side?
as opposed to the side that doesn't steer?
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Old May 5th, 2015, 08:55 PM
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No, there's about 1.5" clearance.
In fact, I just put those radius arms on a few months ago and dont remember any issues.


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as opposed to the side that doesn't steer?
Hey smartie, this LWB is special...only steers 1 front wheel so no issues on the non-steering side. LOL

I knew what he meant...
Drop arm, panhard support thingy---
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^^ Ha ^^

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Nice. So what's the bottom mounted to? Looks like it's just hanging there....
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Here's some porn from my 110 build. Qt shock mounts top and bottom, Qt radius arms, Fox 2.0 remote res shocks. The shock reservoirs will likely move to the actual upper shock mounts as I think they'll hit the inner fender in this configuration.

Lower shock mount bolts to the radius arm mounts on the axle.
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Dumb question... Why do it this way? Edumucate me
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Dumb question... Why do it this way? Edumucate me
More potential for articulation as well as easier access to everything, quicker installation, ,more options for cones/retainers, more shock options, etc. Lots of reasons.

Mark, why'd you end up with regular 7100s instead of short bodies?
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Here's some porn from my 110 build. Qt shock mounts top and bottom, Qt radius arms, Fox 2.0 remote res shocks. The shock reservoirs will likely move to the actual upper shock mounts as I think they'll hit the inner fender in this configuration.

Lower shock mount bolts to the radius arm mounts on the axle.
So where'd you find the QT stuff? Those parts look brand new but I couldn't find either the towers or lower mounts on their website??

Thanks for all the pics guys! I should be able to fab something up for my front axle now that I've got a good idea where everybody else is mounting theirs.
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Mark, why'd you end up with regular 7100s instead of short bodies?
They are sb. 14"
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haha damn, that is impressive. I've never seen 14s in the front of a Defender. Any photos of the droop?
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All three of those pics are front end shots. It will go further with my 35s on there. I also have a 3 link I may be putting in soon.
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So where'd you find the QT stuff? Those parts look brand new but I couldn't find either the towers or lower mounts on their website?? Thanks for all the pics guys! I should be able to fab something up for my front axle now that I've got a good idea where everybody else is mounting theirs.
I got the last ones. Qt was bought by Wildcat.

All my rear suspension is Qt as well. I have mounts that move the shocks inboard of the frame and slant in as well.

The below is not my truck, but shows my setup.
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