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I want that setup!!
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That quote was actually my thread on DezertRangers from about a month or so ago. I'm still debating what to do. I plan on getting any post top mount, remote reservoir shock and making or getting a lower mount to accept the shock mount on the stock a-arm. I'm planning also on limit straps. I think i'm leaning towards the Fox Challenger shock but i'll give Camburg a call before I go through with anything.
As was replied on my thread on DR, the truck will still have the stock geometries and travel (8" or so), even with the new shocks, but the new shocks will help damping and will use the stock travel more efficiently. It would work well if done and driven well. I was also thinking of putting on new bumps, or possibly air bumps depending on the money situation and availability to custom make some required parts.
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air bumps??? more info please
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Air bumps are a small air ram powered by nitrogen which is mounted in the location of your stock bump stop or wherever it works, instead of the stock rubber bump. If you're always bottoming the suspension out they help during uptravel. I thought of installing them in my stock suspension setup as well as new shocks to have a better, stronger setup. It's a good idea if you're bottoming out when jumping, and in conjunction with good shocks and a quality a-arm to handle the stress. Here's some pics of them:







Here is a thread I started on DezertRangers.com about bump stops and shocks on my 4x4, which pretty much the same idea as you posted here...there's some good answers and ideas on this post, I recommend reading it: http://www.dezertrangers.com/vb/showthread.php?t=78553

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looks as if they might be overkill for a mainly stock front suspension........
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looks as if they might be overkill for a mainly stock front suspension........
If you don't use your truck much, yes they would be overkill.
If you use your truck enough and need a stronger and more usable suspension setup they would be useful.
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If you don't use your truck much, yes they would be overkill.
If you use your truck enough and need a stronger and more usable suspension setup they would be useful.
ehhhhhh there is only so much you can do with stock a-arms and such, adding those seems like alittle much
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ehhhhhh there is only so much you can do with stock a-arms and such, adding those seems like alittle much
Yes, it is a little much haha...but with our stock 4x4 setups the only upgrade i'd do is the DBR Long Travel kit which is very expensive and not simple to do.

Back to the original thread question. I think that adding some quality shocks will add the greatest advantage. Reservoir shocks seem a bit too much also unless you do use your truck enough and beat the suspension enough to require the reservoir's oil to cool the shocks down. Even though I don't use my truck to that potential I am greatly considering a set too.
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Someone mentioned that these would work on a Ranger but I'm not sure. You just have to make sure you get shocks that thin out towards the bottom so they clear the drive axles.
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Someone mentioned that these would work on a Ranger but I'm not sure. You just have to make sure you get shocks that thin out towards the bottom so they clear the drive axles.
im sorry i have no idea what those are......
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As seen in this photo, the bottom shock mount is set a bit off from the original location (to the left in this pic). This is done so that the shock does not hit the axle. The original and OEM replacement shocks have a thin rod at the bottom of the shock tube to clear space around the axle.
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You know how the lower shock mount is all funky? Well that mounts in the funky lower mount so you can mount a shock with a standard lower mount. It increases your shock selection but you still have to find something that is small enough to clear the drive axle.
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I know as seen in the above photo of Bob's the lower mount does sit off of the side of the stock mount because he made it himself. Does anyone know if the mount that Camburg supposedly supplies with the "4x4 shock upgrade kit" does the same?
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yes it does, i talked to them about it already
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yes it does, i talked to them about it already
Awesome. I'm ordering that shock kit sometime this winter to install in the spring.
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Here are some old pictures of the Camburg 7100 Upgrade that I had saved on my computer. Although the construction is a little different from mine, these also move the lower mount over an inch or so for boot clearance.





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