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8.8 lower shock mounts

Has anyone ever cut the stock lower shock mounts off and moved them higher on the housing so they wouldnt be a issue with gettin hung up on stuff?

There has been a few times I have been hung up by them or thought I was gonna rip them off completely.Looks like raising them 2.5-3" would get rid of that problem.

Do you think shorting the shock travel by that much would be an issue? I have 2.5" Rancho AAl in the rear and have ProComp9000 shocks for a SuperDuty for the extra travel.
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i would look for a new shock that is shorter if you are going to do that... or make a new upper shock mount for both shocks...
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Well with my AAL's I had to get SuperDuty shocks which give a couple more inches of travel according to ProComp,so if I move these mount up a couple inches I guess I could get away with stock shocks again.

I think I am gonna cut my brackets off this week when I start workin on my front locker install and move them up and maybe ditch the swaybar too.
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Well with my AAL's I had to get SuperDuty shocks which give a couple more inches of travel according to ProComp,so if I move these mount up a couple inches I guess I could get away with stock shocks again.

I think I am gonna cut my brackets off this week when I start workin on my front locker install and move them up and maybe ditch the swaybar too.

Not to jack the thread..but what front locker did you go with?
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I did that very thing. Let me find a pic and I'll show you.
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Hal,I got an Aussie front locker.

John, yes please post some pix if you can!!
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Hal,I got an Aussie front locker.

John, yes please post some pix if you can!!
Found one. I reclocked them on the FX4 L2 axle (31-spline) I put on. It allowed me to add about 3 to 4 inches more lift without dumping my Rancho RSX that were stock length. I'm still running those shocks.

They are now parallel to the ground. It's a much "cleaner" look and less likely to grab something when you're dragging your axle along the bottom of a water hole -- something I do regularly in Wharton, lol.
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Dam John that is exactly what I was thinkin bout! I like that alot,I knew someone else had to have thought of it before me.
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Ha ha. I did that in 2005 and had some better pics but I moved them to a backup DVD and didn't want to get it out.

What I did was cut them off with a 3" air cutting wheel, then had them mig welded back on. The guy who welded them is an ex-nuclear weldor and he burned them in so fast I'm still in awe -- and they haven't broken. I could weld them now, but they wouldn't look like his welds, lol. Ford didn't weld them on as good as he did.
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Here's another view flexed so you can see how it allows the stock length shocks to work without inhibiting flex too much.
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