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Old March 14th, 2008, 09:44 PM
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Loop mount front shock tower?

Is anyone making a front shock tower that accepts a loop shock mount? I'm looking at ways to run either Bilstein or Fox shocks and had heard rumors of one being produced.

I have heard rumors of Rovertracks making one, but it doesn't appear on their site.

I know Rovertym makes an adapter, but figured I'd replace my shock towers if I was already in there.


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Old March 14th, 2008, 09:46 PM
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Sure, just track down some towers from a Disco 2
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Old March 14th, 2008, 09:49 PM
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I had thought of that, however I was looking for something more like this: http://roversnorth.com/store/p-4957-...alvanized.aspx

I figure if I'm going to replace them it might as well be with something nicer.
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Old March 14th, 2008, 09:55 PM
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Blast and galvanize a set of D2's,....they're pretty stout in stock form. Unless you're trying to make a pre runner out of your 90 you won't break them. Besides, how many 90's are running around with them?...I'm sure EVERYONE has the set from RN( or a copy, etc)
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Old March 14th, 2008, 10:30 PM
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I know I saw a photo of a tube style front mount somewhere.
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Old March 14th, 2008, 10:32 PM
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Why don't you make/build your own?
And while you're at it, after it's galvanized, ship to the powder coater as well. New England winters are hell on EVERYTHING!
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Check 4x4ag I'm sure they have something like that.
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fabbed some of these up a few months ago. (unfinished shot)

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fabbed some of these up a few months ago. (unfinished shot)

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Jim, would you sell a set of them? If so, how much?
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Old March 16th, 2008, 09:54 AM
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They were a custom application. I've not yet built a "universal" set.
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Shane at RoverHybrids makes these...
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Old March 16th, 2008, 02:31 PM
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Should add that these are made to order because he has to know: amount of lift, travel, and whether you're running a 3-link or not. So they really can't be made to be universal unless it was just for stock trucks. And in that case, it really wouldn't make sense to go to something like this.
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Thanks for the info, Ryan. That looks like a great setup if you want to move the shock out of the spring.

Not looking like what I thought existed exists. I'll probably just go with the adapters by Equipe or Rovertym

http://www.rovertym.com/ourprod/shoc...hockmtsbig.jpg
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Old March 16th, 2008, 04:55 PM
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Chris - I wasn't sure what you were really looking for, and was responding more to Scott's question about Jim's external shock mounts. I understand now that you want to run an eye-to-eye shock in the stock location. I'm using an adapter like Rovertym's (except from Rockware) for my rear shocks (which are also 7100's). They work fine. But in your case, realize that you're going to lose some shock compressed travel with those adapters in the stock towers.
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ssshhhh....D2 stock towers
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Ryan,

How do those rockwares mount at the bottom in the rear? Do they go through the stock location or is there an adapter, got any pics?

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Ditto on the D2 towers. They work great and bolt right up with no modifications. I got mine from a local junkyard for $25 for the set. They were in almost new shape. You do have to either grind away a little bit of metal or bend them to get an external reservoir shock through them though. That's the one downside I guess.

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Ryan,

How do those rockwares mount at the bottom in the rear? Do they go through the stock location or is there an adapter, got any pics?

Thanks,

Keith
Keith - They just bolt into the stock location. I looked around, but I don't have a pic. Let me know if you still need one, and I'll try to get one sometime this week.

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Hey,
those spacers are right what I need...

I have Disco II towers already
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I had thought of that, however I was looking for something more like this: http://roversnorth.com/store/p-4957-...alvanized.aspx

I figure if I'm going to replace them it might as well be with something nicer.
Hey Chris,

MJ Lee makes (or at least made) Towers that look just like those, but in versions for an 'eye mount' shock. I think he even made them in shock and + 2" versions. I had a photo and a link, but can't seem to find them at the moment, let me see if I can dig them up...
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