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Hey, I was thinking about moving the rear shock mounts to increase travel. I have +5 shocks, but more is always nice :P

in the photo I posted someone has moved them in-bored, but I want to know if anyone has done it, and what worked/didnt? annoyingly when the photo was taken i was too busy pulling a funny face and not at where the shock was located, but you get the idea of what im after. hehe

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please post any ideas you have...

Pete

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Moving shock mounts up / along is done fairly often. The further you tilt them away, the softer you make the setup as they're acting at an angle. Your photo shows the same idea that Gon2far did way back, putting an extra x-member under the back and canting the shocks in at about 45 degrees to gain as much length as possible.

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Fridge... do you know he price of them shocks... Martifers has them and although they are very nice, even he agrees they are a little expensive lol.

Also, Tom... you dont know what me and mark have done... only made a small change, but as the bushes just come apart anyway, should help :P

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Doesn't look like stock LR suspension to me :ph34r:

Seriously, what set up is that John?

OME springs in stock positions, stock A-frame, HOFS cranked stock-length trailing arms, stock cast hockey sticks, stock bushes, long shocks. Incidentally, as per LR's stock setup it's unbalanced front-to-rear, articulation wise, but worked very well indeed.

You may also want to look at Nige's setup on his 90 - again using mostly off-the-shelf or bling-free parts, with minimum lift, and more articulation than many of the expensive kits.

It can all be worked out using engineering and Trev's spring calculator, you just need to cut through the bull and the bling.

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Mick, its equipes shocks (use to be scorpion) not sure about the springs tho... LRS sell them and are very nice (if a few pennies)

draw up some sketch ideas today.... will be fine, if I had no exhaust... maybe when i tray back it in a few years will try again. Thanks anyway.

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OME springs in stock positions, stock A-frame, HOFS cranked stock-length trailing arms, stock cast hockey sticks, stock bushes, long shocks. Incidentally, as per LR's stock setup it's unbalanced front-to-rear, articulation wise, but worked very well indeed.

You may also want to look at Nige's setup on his 90 - again using mostly off-the-shelf or bling-free parts, with minimum lift, and more articulation than many of the expensive kits.

It can all be worked out using engineering and Trev's spring calculator, you just need to cut through the bull and the bling.

Thanks John.

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