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Old October 4th, 2005, 12:52 PM
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Pics of modded shock towers???

Hey guys,
I was just wondering if anyone could take pics of how they modified their front shock towers to accomodate a remote reservoir shock?

Or do you really have to take the shock apart and feed it through the tower, then put it back together with the tower between the reservoir and body? That seems like quite the hassle! There's got to be a better way... hmm.
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Old October 4th, 2005, 01:12 PM
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Old October 4th, 2005, 01:16 PM
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Well, that's not exactly what I was looking for, and I think I've seen enough of those and may go that route in the future. But for right now, let me rephrase...

With the front shocks in the stock location, it makes it hard to mount a reservoir shock because you need to get the remote reservoir out from inside the shock tower/spring area. What I am wondering is how did you all do this, at least for those of you that have gone with res shocks on front and left them mounted inside the spring?
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Old October 4th, 2005, 02:08 PM
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MJ LEE and Rovertracks both manufacture shock towers that are essentially DOM tubing. Saw a pair of Rovertracks last weekend and they are SLICK.
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Old October 4th, 2005, 02:46 PM
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I've always just used a big hole saw in a drill press and cut a hole in the side of the shock tower to fit the reservoir through. I have a spare shock tower if you want to cut one to see if it will work before you hack up the ones on your truck.
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Old October 4th, 2005, 02:53 PM
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Cbass,


I used DII shock towers and removed a little metal from them.

Maybe Mike Jablonski can take a picture for you since he has my rover now
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Old October 4th, 2005, 03:59 PM
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I'll have to look and see if I have a pic but my D1 had holes cut in the top of the tower for the Fox shocks res.
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Old October 4th, 2005, 05:17 PM
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Thanks for the suggestions everybody, they're all great!

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Cbass,


I used DII shock towers and removed a little metal from them.

Maybe Mike Jablonski can take a picture for you since he has my rover now
Dave, this sounds like exactly what I am looking for. I am going with the D2 shock towers to accomodate Bilstein 7100's w/reservoir. I would very much like to see where and how much metal needed to be taken off. I'll see if I can PM him or something unless he chimes in here.
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Old October 4th, 2005, 06:30 PM
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Dave, this sounds like exactly what I am looking for. I am going with the D2 shock towers to accomodate Bilstein 7100's w/reservoir. I would very much like to see where and how much metal needed to be taken off. I'll see if I can PM him or something unless he chimes in here.
Same setup I had DII shock towers with 7100's. It is pretty simple to see what needs removed once you have the shocks and towers in your hand but hopefully Mike will chime in.
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Old October 4th, 2005, 07:49 PM
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This is from EE website. Not sure of the rig.

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It's John Lee's D90. Cool Rig.
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Old October 4th, 2005, 09:53 PM
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just call Pendy he'll sell you a set of exterior shock mounts for the front and then you'll be done with it. I'm doing mine next week with 7100's too. I bought these billet holders today from www.offroadunlimited.com, they hold the resivoir to the shock body. They were $30 each, a bit pricey, but give a nice clean look.
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Old October 4th, 2005, 11:03 PM
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Pendy, you seen this yet???

How much does he charge for them?
Anybody have pics of his particular ones?
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Old October 4th, 2005, 11:21 PM
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A pic of RT"S

Here is RT"S I will post pics when I mount Fri or Sat.
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Old October 4th, 2005, 11:32 PM
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cool, I haven't seen theirs yet. Thanks Peter. I like the integrated spring retainer/lower shock mount.
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Old October 4th, 2005, 11:47 PM
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How much were the exterior mounts you are having made up? I am going to do this and a 3 Link by the end of the year and wanted to start budgeting now.
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Old October 5th, 2005, 02:28 AM
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Christian I just heard back from Pendy:
"They have to be made to suit the vehicle and individual lift and shock specs. So I cannot really make them to sell. Plus a mount has to be made on the axle as well."
I'll post some pics of mine when they're done.
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Old October 5th, 2005, 08:45 AM
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Old October 6th, 2005, 02:35 PM
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How do 7100's perform on road?

i'm looking for a shock with remote reservoir just because they look cool. I want them to perform great on road but not bothered about off road.

Any other shocks i should look at?

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Old October 6th, 2005, 02:44 PM
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I don't know how they perform yet cause the trucks still in pieces. I've heard that they perform very well, but never heard anything about on-road handling. They are good looking shocks though to boot!
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Here is RT"S I will post pics when I mount Fri or Sat.
I like the look of these. Is this RoverTracks or Rovertym? I couldn't find these on either web site.
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