Hehe. Money and "stocking" feesWhy not fix it
I seem to recall Paul doing something like that a while back...The lower shaft is key for it possibly working with us so it is what it is [...] there might be the possibility of cutting the welds off a MN12 shock to free it from the tube and slip it right onto the F150 one depending on tube diameters
That’s not exactly what I mean, I’d cut off the lower mount from the F150 shock and discard it entirely for a custom U bracket either welded or fastened to the standoff section, the only part of the factory MN12 shock I can see using is the spring perch itself, and that’s really only if the F150 one is inadequate for our springs.
One of the cars on the banner might have inspired me come to think of itI follow now.
Well you've always said these cars look like they have the stance of a 4x4. Now with integrating F150 suspension parts, you can make it a reality!!
|Extended Length (IN)||21.89|
|Collapsed Length (IN)||16.34|
|Travel Length (IN)||5.55|
|Extended Length (in.)||23.940|
|Compressed Length (in.)||19.450|
|Travel Length (in.)||4.490|
Wont work with these shocks at least, diameter for the B8s are listed at 47mm outer diameter, in S4gunn’s shockoptions thread he measured a Monroe Tbird shock tube at 45.39mm inner diameterHow about if the shock body happened to be small enough to slip into ours like the Bilstein insert mod. Would just have to leave an inch of the lower shaft to thread. I doubt we're that lucky.
I do have the inserts for mine, but following for future reference. F150s will be around for a while...
The 6” travel makes me a little uncomfortable where the F150 ones, in theory anyway, could be shortened to compensate for their 5.5”. Still another promising choice, who’d’ve thunk 4x4 pickups were so close lol2011 to 2015 ram 1500 4x4. I seen these shocks several months ago, I didn't want to post until I can get to a parts store and compare, how wide the bottom mount is, and to see whether top shock mount can fit on the shaft. But they are very close to the F-150 4x4 a few post up as far as length and travel. I don't know someone may have already mentioned it but it's worth it to look into View attachment 43634 View attachment 43635
Lol, Yeah that's why I was a little hesitant on posting it, being that was for a 4x4 truck and I want to have some comparison until I saw the F-150 shock post, now I didn't feel so bad.The 6” travel makes me a little uncomfortable where the F150 ones, in theory anyway, could be shortened to compensate for their 5.5”. Still another promising choice, who’d’ve thunk 4x4 pickups were so close lol
Oh cool, I figured someone else would have seen them.The ram shock is actually the one Im testing. Just havent had time to mess with it.
Hey, I thought I was nuts looking at the f-150 4x4 shock! Whatever might work is worth exploring IMO Travel aside(it'll just make the suspension droop more on jackstands) I like the Ram shocks better than the 350Z shocks, if for nothing else the spring perch isn't way up high forcing us to use Z springs. I have more confidence in the stiffness being higher too, I dont want to go through the trouble of making the Zs work and they feel exactly the same as my current Tokico bluesLol, Yeah that's why I was a little hesitant on posting it, being that was for a 4x4 truck and I want to have some comparison until I saw the F-150 shock post, now I didn't feel so bad.
Oh cool, I figured someone else would have seen them.