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Old 01-26-2012
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Thanks for all the good advice guys! I think im going to fix this over spring break and while i have the bed off im going to put on new shocks, shock mounts, and probably explorer leafs.
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Your signature lists you have Chevy drop shackles, I assume thats a lift for the rear? Did you get longer shocks to make up for the lift? If not, the shocks could be maxing out causing excess force on the shock mount. My rear frame was much worse than yours (saw first post) and have zero cracking issues. Just something to think about.
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No i did not put on longer shocks but if the shocks maxed out they would just have the weight of the axle. Im not saying its not putting on extra stress on the frame it is possible. But when i fix it im planning on putting new longer shocks on.
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The shocks are the thing that limits suspension travel anyway. So I guess the question about shock length would be if you jack the truck from the frame how much does the shock unload before the axle comes up with it? If the answer is very little, it's not the amount of force, but the repetitive force, and you may be dealing with odd forces like the leaf pushing the axle downward, effectively making the axle weight higher.
If you're changing them anyway it is a none issue. But it would be nice to know why your frame is cracking, if there is no apparent cause, then I'd be worried about it being defective, and getting more and more cracks in the future.
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There is a lot of travel in the suspension before they fully extend. I would say i hardly ever fully extend them driving around the farm. My leafs are really wore out and could be causing some of the problem when im hauling stuff but they will also be replaced with explorere leafs when i fix the frame.
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I made a new thread for the fix since im doing some other stuff too.

https://www.ranger-forums.com/showth...94#post1968394
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