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HELP! 4/5 guys....need help with little brother's shocks!!

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So we lowered my little brother truck about July or so using a DJM 4/5 kit....and we didn't have the shocks yet, so we ran the stockers. We got the Belltech Nitro 2's a few days later, and tried to install.......and here's what's wrong:

Front: Was missing the "T" to run the bolts through to bolt to the lower arm.

Rear: The sleeve to mount the upper is too small to fit over the stock bolt hanging out of the frame.

Guys......did he order the wrong set of shocks??

I'll get part #'s later......but here's pics of the front compaired to my bilsteins......



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what year, I have a 4x4 TTB truck (I'm not sure if the 2wd year of my truck is the same or not) but if I was lower my truck those shocks would fit mine so I'm going to say you got the wrong ones.
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thats the right one for the front. Tthere should have been a baggie in the box thats has a "T" in it. Also when I ran those shocks in the rear, i remove the metal sleave inside the bushing.


Also, 4x4/edge shocks ARE different then 2wd nonedge shocks (the fronts)
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Oh...Scotty I know.....I just wanted to show what's supposed to be there....similar set up. The stockers mount in a similar way as the Torsion bar trucks.

DaGGer: OOPS...I kinda forgot to mention that....it's an 01.


I got part numbers!....

Belltech Nitro Drop 2 Shocks....Front: 8013 Rear: 8014

I went out and grabbed the boxes and shocks in those boxes....there's nothing but a shock, padding in the truck, and a little paper ad thingy.
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if ya have access to a welder just make a new lower shock mount :)
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I know I can make something work.....some tubing, some flat bar, my tiny **** lincoln mig....done. I just want ot make sure he got the right stuff.
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i told you the #s on rps hes supposed to have 8014 in the frnot and 8514 in the back this is a coil spring truck, correct?
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8013 is for a ibeam ranger...not what you have
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wow....sweeeeet! that's just great. lol. HAHA....grant didn't do his research!!!! So I guess he bought the fronts for an I-beam truck. awesome. lol. Looks like I'll be making a classified ad.


HE DOES HAVE 8514's for the rear...I had a typo.
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can he not just send them back and have them exchange for him?
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Yea....gonna find out who he actualy bought themfrom....weather it's jegs or summit or stylin'....i don't know who.....but i'm sure it won't be a problem.
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I just confirmed.....JEG's is where he bought them...i'm finding out right now about exchange.
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cool deal bud, glad to help ya out and good luck
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CRAP! hahaha....i actually threw out the invoice just 3 days ago while cleaning out my shop. lol.....no big deal. classifieds here he comes. lol.
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haha that sucks
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https://www.jegs.com/webapp/wcs/stor...0002_815955_-1

I just finally got him his christmas presant. lol.
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acctually installing the same drop kit on my truck. I went with the DJM CalMax Shox for the front and Toxic Shox for the rear. They came with all the doo dads and harware to fit either I beam or a-arm. Question though, how much travel is left on the rear? I'm still waiting for the front springs, which are back ordered.
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acctually installing the same drop kit on my truck. I went with the DJM CalMax Shox for the front and Toxic Shox for the rear. They came with all the doo dads and harware to fit either I beam or a-arm. Question though, how much travel is left on the rear? I'm still waiting for the front springs, which are back ordered.
honestly havn't jacked it up since the drop, except to throw on the shocks and throw on the 17's.....so ihave no clue on rear. But it's got plenty of travel for a small load and regualar bumps andstuff driving down the road.
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