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Old 05-26-2020, 11:29 AM   #26
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Re: better ride quality

I am measuring (buy eye) the distance between my rear end tubes to my frame. The bump stops have been shaved vary short. I zoomed in one of the photos to show what the bump stops now look like. I have not measured the distance between the pumpkin and the bed floor.
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thanks for rotating my photos
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Old 05-26-2020, 11:32 AM   #28
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here is a lighter version
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Old 05-28-2020, 07:53 PM   #29
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You are on the stops in the back fairly often. You can clearly see the marks on the stop. A weak shock and or just not enough room will cause this. Here is a suggestion for improving the ride. Pull the rear blocks and see it it helps. A test to see how easy it is on the stop is to put the tail gate down and you and a buddy stand on it bounce the truck some if you feel it hittin its time to make a change. Raise the rear or ad a c-notch.
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Old 05-28-2020, 08:34 PM   #30
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I don’t believe I ever hit the bump stops. The marks on the stops are from when I shortened them with a hacksaw. Unless you are taking about the light spots. That might just be light shining through. I think the only time I made contact in the rear is when I tried putting on 2” blocks instead of just the 1” and when I had to much weight in the bed. But I will try the bouncing up and down test. The rear shocks are fairly stiff. When I unbolted one side to measure the length I could not compress it without using a ratchet strap. I will take a better look this weekend and take some better photos.
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When I disconnected the front shocks while I was getting rid of my front bump stop purchase I was able to compress the shocks fairly easily by hand

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I came across these on the POL sight. The only problem is I don't know how I will install then sense the 62 frame is boxed in that location.
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I came across these on the POL sight. The only problem is I don't know how I will install then sense the 62 frame is boxed in that location.
Weld them in place on top of the rail?
You could also possibly weld them in place on the side of the rail if flipped (you'd need to verify it would work first).

Or, drill access holes (over-sized) on the inner boxed portion which would prob require moving engine compartment items out of the way.
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Weld them in place on top of the rail?
You could also possibly weld them in place on the side of the rail if flipped (you'd need to verify it would work first).

Or, drill access holes (over-sized) on the inner boxed portion which would prob require moving engine compartment items out of the way.
I could probably also cut some access holes on the outside of the frame. Even if I removed the headers I donít think I would have space .
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Some new rear photos with the wait on I donít think I am bottoming out in the rear. I think those marks were from when I moved some parts around and had to much weight in the bed and bottomed out. I cleaned them off and will check again later. It isnít that bad of a ride it is just that I feel every bump in the road.
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If you can easily compress a shock by hand its toast. When you compressed it did it stay compressed or extend back out? Should take about 30 pounds or more pressure to compress a shock depending on the valving.
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Yes I think it is toast. I was not able to tell how quickly it rebounded sense I bolted it in right after I compressed it. I think my plan moving forward is to get a set of stock length Belltech shocks and the relocators that I posted earlier.
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