Author Topic: 12" 14" 16" shocks- - - how are these measured ... total newb Q lol  (Read 2082 times)

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so yea i always hear about 12" shocks or 14" shocks to go with the hoops....  How are these actually measured, is it the amount of travel, shock body, eye to eye at compression lol....


mainly i ask because i have RUFs and using the same shocks that i had before (im thinking 12") they easily max out, but are perfect for compression.... so i read that everyone has been putting the 14"ers on there... So im assuming that you would add the hoops and that would put the shocks middle of the shock at the same point as a 12" but with the extra 2" of extension?   Any one run 16" shocks?


Glade there is a newbie tech section, because i feel  :screwy: bout asking something that i should just figure out lol  :smack:
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Shocks are measured by length of travel.
Take a look at all the length's here and you'll get it..
http://www.allprooffroad.com/9504tacomarearsuspension/9504rearshocks/301

So im assuming that you would add the hoops and that would put the shocks middle of the shock at the same point as a 12" but with the extra 2" of extension?

Uhhh Wut?  :headscratch:

You already have shock hoops right ? If your current shocks do not have enough extension travel then buy some longer shocks. Just make sure to check to see if bumpstop extension will be necessary for proper compression

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lol figured i would confuse people... My problem is that if i get longer shocks the body is going to be longer and the shocks would bottom out, as the shocks i have now are perfect for compression..

I want the middle of the shock  (end of shock body) to be in the same place but have a longer travel shock.... the shocks i have in my garage that im looking at using (mainly because i have them and they are brand new) are measured compressed at 18.5" and 32" extended ... so according to that link these would be roughly 14's.....
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Before you buy new ones it would be a good idea to take yours off your truck and measure them. I ran AllPro leaves in from for many years with 14" Bilsteins and I have to tell you, I never was able to use all 14". If I had to do that again I would have bought 12"s for both the front and rear.

As for you needing another 2"s of compression, Sounds like your shock hoops are to short. Measure the shock you have now then by one 2"s longer.
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