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How are the shocks mounted to the axle? Got any pics from underneath?
I got some tabs and welded them straight to my spring plate.


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Started on my bedcage Wednesday and spent most of the time getting correct angles and mounting points for the shocks. Also spent a good amount of time making the bends, well you would too if you were using the Harbor Freight special. Everything is coming together pretty good and I will most likely finish the project once I wake up tomorrow morning and get to work. Putting in some 14" Bilstein 7100's to replace the 5100's I have in now. The first picture is where I got my idea from and the next ones after are what I have done.
At first how did you determine what shocks, size and travel, to use? Or did you just pick the 7100's and run with that?
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that looks awesome dude!
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Saw your truck at home depot over the weekend, looks good
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Saw your truck at home depot over the weekend, looks good
Yeah I'm there almost everyday. Been workin there for a little over a year and a half. If you come in again cruise over to the floor and wall area. I'll probably be there. I'm there 40 hours a week.


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At first how did you determine what shocks, size and travel, to use? Or did you just pick the 7100's and run with that?
I had a system in my truck but decided to get rid of it and some guy was interested in my amp. He had some brand new 7100's he was trying to get rid of so I just asked him if he wanted to trade straight up and he did so that's where I got that from. And yes I just went off that and built the cage for a 14" shock. I think I'll run with this for a while then eventually move up to some 16's or 18's. Eventually I want to link the back so why not buy a threaded body 16 or 18 and slap that bad boy on there for now then once I link it all I have to do is put some coils on and I'm set.
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