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    Wanted to know if anyone else has had this problem and how they went about fixing it. The rear shocks on my 06 LJ are denting and chaffing on the spring mounts. It's gotten to the point that one of the shocks is now shot. I have a 4.5" RE lift, so the angle has changed from stock obviously. I was thinking I might mount them with the rod end down, but am concerned that if the rod smacks the spring mount, I might bend it and then I would be no better off. I've already used a sledge to smack the lower spring mount flat where it was contacting, but I doubt this has eliminated the problem. It was also chaffing the brake lines in the same area, but I have zip tied those against the axle tube to prevent that from happening anymore.

    I think that's enough detail, so what do you think?
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    they make shock relocation brackets....
    http://www.quadratec.com/products/16191_500.htm

    those will push the bottoms out about 2"
    if you run the shocks in the opposite direction that they're meant for, it could lead to a very uncomfortable ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeffb_79 View Post
    they make shock relocation brackets....
    http://www.quadratec.com/products/16191_500.htm

    those will push the bottoms out about 2"
    if you run the shocks in the opposite direction that they're meant for, it could lead to a very uncomfortable ride.
    alot of shocks anymore are able to be mounted body up or down.

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    I'm not fully clued in to the LJ's, but are the mounts bar pin or eye and bolt? If they are bar pin, get some bar pin eliminators with offset mounting.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeffb_79 View Post
    they make shock relocation brackets....
    http://www.quadratec.com/products/16191_500.htm

    those will push the bottoms out about 2"
    if you run the shocks in the opposite direction that they're meant for, it could lead to a very uncomfortable ride.
    I knew if I asked someone would know something. I think this may be the solution. Unless someone knows of something else/better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 91YEEPER View Post
    alot of shocks anymore are able to be mounted body up or down.

    Some are... I've found out from past experience just as many aren't though. The 1st time you hit a pot hole and your rear end bottoms out and continues bouncing for a good minute you'll know if you're right

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scooter LJ View Post
    I knew if I asked someone would know something. I think this may be the solution. Unless someone knows of something else/better.
    That's the best I've seen. (relocation brackets) Seen it used on the TJ's. Once you get over 3" lift, the shocks get way out of line, and end up like 'pretzles'


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    Mine aren't pretzels....yet. I scored the freebie Rancho 9000's from cowboy, but I haven't gotten them yet. He's supposed to be shipping them out for me. I'll have to order these brackets and the new bushings for them at the same time. I guess since it's already leaking, I don't have to worry about them getting much worse. Luckily, it's had no affect on the ride as of yet. hopefully everything gets here before things get too far gone.

    Thanks for the quick responses.
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    Yeah, the rancho's have to be run body down. The brackets will keep them far enough away from the spring bucket to keep them from getting smashed.

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    I have a RE 4.5 Superflex with 3.5 springs on an 05 LJ. I just run the RE Monotubes upside down in the rear (Shaft down) with JKS bar pin eleminators and they have been fine since 2005.

    If you have to run the shocks body side down, run the Terraflex relocators as posted before or one of these alternatives:

    Nth Degree Shock Shifters:

    http://www.4x4xplor.com/nth-shockshifters.html

    JKS Shock Extensions:

    http://store.jksmfg.com/merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=REARLSHOCKEXT&Store_Code=JKS01&Category_Code=Shock
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