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Old 09-18-2008, 01:18 PM
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Someone talked me into those adapters way back when I had my blue 60. It was a dumb move in that it shortened the shock travel significantly.
The 80's have a wee bit more travel. There are guys with my size lift that are maxing out 14" travel shocks and losing a coil at the same time.
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Old 09-19-2008, 01:54 PM
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I ordered the fronts today, 255/70 valving, 7100 with reservoirs, 10" standard body.

I am currently working on the rear lower mount. I need to find a piece of tube .75" or 19mm I.D. to fit over the factory mount. I will then weld on a "U" to that to accept a .5" bolt for the heim ends of the shock eyes.
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Old 10-01-2008, 04:37 PM
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Well 4WP dropped the ball. It has been almost 2 weeks and they screwed up 3 times. I should have known better to go with them. I will try eshocks.com tomorrow.
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Old 10-02-2008, 07:32 AM
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I ordered the fronts today, 255/70 valving, 7100 with reservoirs, 10" standard body.

I am currently working on the rear lower mount. I need to find a piece of tube .75" or 19mm I.D. to fit over the factory mount. I will then weld on a "U" to that to accept a .5" bolt for the heim ends of the shock eyes.
That's a good easy solution for raising the rear shock mount slightly and adapting for the 1/2" eye. I have you considered just cutting and welding on a new grade 8 1/2" bolt? You'll achieve some clearance since you are raising the mount either way.

High Country 4x4 sells Bilstein, you could check with them.
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Old 10-02-2008, 07:38 AM
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Someone talked me into those adapters way back when I had my blue 60. It was a dumb move in that it shortened the shock travel significantly.
Eye adapters can't shorten your shock travel, it's the same shock. They will compress the shock 3" if you have them on both ends. In effect, what you are doing is spacing down shock travel just as if you were using a much longer shock with a longer compressed length, but you don't acquire the additional droop. You do need enough lift to make this work so you don't end up with too little up travel, though.

On the 80 I favor this approach, because the front end isn't very flexible, and ending up very long travel only on one end may unbalance the suspension and will increase tire fitment problems on an 80 because adding droop on the corner will increase the angle of the tire into the wheel well, which is exactly where 80's have rubbing problems on the inner frame and wheel well.
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Old 10-02-2008, 12:46 PM
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I just scored 2-Fox 2.0 resi's, 10" travel, NIB for $140 ea shipped. I am glad I found a nitro source to charge them. Same dimensions as the 7100's, non-short body. I like the steel-braided hoses better than what comes stock on the billies.

Now to find a good deal on a second pair.
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where did ya score that deal? what is the valving on those?
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Old 10-02-2008, 02:38 PM
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I got them off fleabay from Rough Country. The valving is for heavy-duty single-shock applications, but I can easily valve them to whatever.
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Old 10-03-2008, 12:21 PM
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I just scored 2-Fox 2.0 resi's, 10" travel, NIB for $140 ea shipped. I am glad I found a nitro source to charge them. Same dimensions as the 7100's, non-short body. I like the steel-braided hoses better than what comes stock on the billies.

Now to find a good deal on a second pair.
Nice score
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Old 10-16-2008, 07:02 PM
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I finally received the fronts, Fox 2.0 10" travel, 26" extended, 30 compression, 70 rebound:

With eye adapters, Pro Crap brand, copared lengths to "L" shocks:

Mounted, with a simple resi mount, uncomplicated:

OMG!!!! What a difference in the ride! No more harshness, no more shocks with too much compression damping. Tested them on dirt roads an shoulders. The Spooky night run will be perfect to test 'em. I wish I had the rears. Rears to follow in November.
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