View Full Version : Anyone Relocate their rear shocks, OBS with 6 inch rear flip kit???
05-03-2012, 08:22 PM
Reason Im asking is my 89 RCSB rides like a brick. Its got DJM spindles and springs in front and flip kit rear with Doestch shock and shock extenders are installed. With the shock extenders installed the shock angle is 40-45 degrees, just looking at the shock makes me wonder how they work at the angle.
I want to correct the angle to more of a 20 degree angle.
The front seems to ride firm but the rear makes the whole truck ride like crap. And now that I added Cal-tracs its alot worse cause I have the preload adjusted on the tight side.
Even adding weight in the bed doesnt seems to help even when I didnt have the traction bars.
05-03-2012, 09:13 PM
You didn't mention a C notch. Is your frame notched?
...and are the shocks facing the right way....meaning shaft side up?
05-04-2012, 06:28 AM
Shocks are installed shaft side up and yes it has a CNotch.
:dunno: Yes the shocks are are pretty hard angles, but both my trucks ride fine. :dunno:
05-07-2012, 08:45 PM
Hmmm...when installing these rear shocks it took quite a bit of effort to compress them. And the only thing else I can think of is Im not running a rear bumper, spare tire/hanger which is making the rear end lighter. Im grasping at straws now.....
Seems like everyone likes these Doetsch shocks but I have no clue as to why the my rear ones would be so stiff
And the only thing else I can think of is Im not running a rear bumper, spare tire/hanger which is making the rear end lighter.
Neither am I.
05-08-2012, 06:01 PM
Neither am I.
Well im at a lose i guess!!
05-10-2012, 12:06 PM
My truck did the same but it was because shocks was bottomng out. Or
maybe ur notch is off.
05-10-2012, 12:34 PM
This thread could really use some pictures...
05-10-2012, 06:42 PM
Did someone over tighten the spring shackles? Many people make the mistake of tightening those bolts when they should be able to pivot freely.
05-12-2012, 06:52 PM
Shocks are not bottoming out and the c notch is centered above the axle.
I can take pics, just need to know of what??
the shackles pivot freely, i just have the whole suspension out when I installed the cal tracs.
The shocks are 4163g on d side, 4231g on p side, now the pass side shock was fully extended at ride height so i had to angle the shock extender further up and made a small bracket to bolt to the extender and stock shock hanger. IM still confused on that one, cause thats the right shock for the p side.
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