Originally Posted by INT3RC3PTOR
pretty extreme shock angle, or if you keep it you could use smaller stroke shocks if you wanted. Also how are those tubes attached just the bolt or are they welded too? You plan on doing any other bracing, at least something to triangulate it back to the frame or tube between the two. you could make the crossbar removable if you're worried about using the bed for hauling something.
It's using all of the 12" of stroke of the shock in the position that it's mounted. If anything, I could use longer stroke shocks and mount the top of it higher, but I want to keep everything below the top of the bed so I can use my tonneau cover. The angle of the shocks will work for my truck as a daily driver...If I ever get to move to a desert area I'll go more involved.
Yes, the tube is welded to the frame as well as the bolt...I just wanted the bolt there to get it sucked up against the frame to weld it but I'm keeping the bolt in there too. I may weld or bolt a cross member on the tubes coming up from the bed. The tube I used is 2" OD and a very thick wall so I'm not too concerned about it bending under use, but I may run another tube down to the frame to make a brace for it if need be.