The Lone Ranger – 60/14 Bolt swap – Moving the shocks out

In the quest for better road manners, I went ahead and moved the rear shocks out as much as I could. The end result is a more stable ride, that didn’t limit the rear flex that much (who needs flex when you’ve got lockers anyway ). Unfortunately, it still didn’t cure my wheel vibe, but it did help calm it down quite a bit.

I went from my original setup:
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To something like this:
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But that wound up limiting my travel too much, so I laid the shock over a bit more and ran it like this:
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This meant I only lost about 1” of travel in the rear compared to the way it was setup before:
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Compressed:
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Extended:
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I’m pretty happy with how this turned out as it greatly improved the road manners of the truck. I wound up running limit straps in the original shock mounting location and that worked out sweet.

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