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Flipped axle shocks

Getting ready to flip my axle to sprung under. Which shocks should I run? Explorer shocks? Please help. Thanks
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Why? you'll lower your rear 5inch. are you going minitruckin' now?
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x2 on the "why"?

correct me if im wrong, but i was always under the impression that spring under axle had less articulation?? like the gmc canyon/Colorado?
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better for wheel travel in prerunners with a huge honkin shackle though and less axle wrap.
I would get the axle under then measure for shocks
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are you flipping the axle, or putting in a flipkit
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yah i sold the lift last week and have the truck lowered right now. sorry guys. but as for the flip kit i dont like the way djm does the flip kit and would rather weld another set of spring perches on the bottom of the axle.
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y not an expo axle?
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whats wrong with the DJM flipkit? I haven't had any issues with mine
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yea an expo axle is a 5 inch drop by itself
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I believe a lot of people run Nissan Hardbody shocks with a drop like that.
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y not an expo axle?
+1, just get an explorer axle with the perches already on the bottom then get expo shocks.
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+1, just get an explorer axle with the perches already on the bottom then get expo shocks.
Wouldn't the Explorer shocks be too long? He doesn't have the Explorer leaf pack so it would sit ~2" shorter than an Explorer.
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why would it sit lower?
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expos leafs make up for some of what is lost in height with the spring under set up...thus the shocks would be a little bit too long....i think
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I believe a lot of people run Nissan Hardbody shocks with a drop like that.

Harbody shocks are your best bet, but you have to make sure they are the right year. When I went to go get mine they mounting wholes were too big. So my friend did a lot of research on Monroe's website until we found the right compressed length, expanded length, and mounting whole diameter.
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