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I am playing around with some new shocks and springs for the disco, and have been out with the tape measure to work out what the minimum heights of front turrets and rear shock mounts need to be.

I am using the compressed length of the shock as the minimum distance between shock mountings, but should I really be leaving some clearence? If i should, then how much should I leave - is 1/2" enough or way too conservative? The bumpstops are pretty firm, but still rubber, so I guess they will still compress a bit....

Just curious what other people have done...

ta

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I am playing around with some new shocks and springs for the disco, and have been out with the tape measure to work out what the minimum heights of front turrets and rear shock mounts need to be.

I am using the compressed length of the shock as the minimum distance between shock mountings, but should I really be leaving some clearence? If i should, then how much should I leave - is 1/2" enough or way too conservative? The bumpstops are pretty firm, but still rubber, so I guess they will still compress a bit....

Just curious what other people have done...

ta

Mark

About the thickness of the bump stop is reasonable. The bump stop will only compress to about half it's original thickness but the axle in articulation is pivoting around that point so the compression of the shock will me more. I think I left around 35mm.

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