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Old December 1st, 2008, 09:46 PM
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O.k. need some help. I bought 2 front 1 inch spring retainer spacers to lift the spring seat up (creating a 1 inch lift). Anyway, since I am using the stock shock with a bottom post mount, the shock will not fit into the hole now caused by the spacer to secure onto the axle. Did I miss a step or a part? All that I have is a aluminum 1 inch donut. help!
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Sounds like the shock is too short. Have you jacked the axle up some while trying this?
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Old December 2nd, 2008, 02:34 PM
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stock shock is too fat to fit through the retaining ring and spacer and seat well on the axle mount.
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Retaining ring? Can you post a pic?
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I understand what you are saying. The bottom of the retainer is blocking the hole which the shock goes into. what you should do if you want that 1 inch lift is to put a rubber isolator in the bottom instead of the retainer. The isolators will give you 1/2 inch and have an opening like a donut to allow the shock to go through.

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I think im right on this. I did the same thing, retained the front spring. But I ended up making the shock external so I wouldn't run into any problems.
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Ive installed dozens of those isolators, they will not give you a half inch or anywhere close to it. Maybe if you used two... (one on top and bottom)
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Ive installed dozens of those isolators, they will not give you a half inch or anywhere close to it.
I don't think running with dozens of them is recommended...

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Yeah, it rides a little rough...


But seriously, these might be about 8 or 10mm thick at the most.
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Yeah, I've got 'em too, and by the time they crush a bit, they're no half inch.
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Old December 2nd, 2008, 09:25 PM
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Are those rubber isolators worth it?
I mean, can you tell the differenece in ride ?
Smoother ride , less vibrations ? or are they just used to get a minimal lift?
I thought I would try sometime them bt not really sure.
thanks!
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They may be a little quieter off road, where the springs are doing a lot of work, but I doubt youll hear or feel any difference on-road. The rubber is thin, so thin that under 1000lbs or whatever weight they are carrying, and enough time off road that the rubber will totally dissapear. Trouble is, when the rubber is gone, its essentially a metal washer between the spring and the frame pocket and it "clicks". Or at least mine do.
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well we are only talking about a 1/2 to inch lift needed. so it might help out a bit.

I really doubt they do anything in terms of "isolating". I really can't feel a thing. Shit I think you get more vibrations from the driveshafts from that 1/2 inch lift if you put in those isolators!
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