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Old 07-03-2005, 04:57 PM
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53 Suburban Shock placement

I ran into a problem while preparing to install the body back on the chassis. Originally, the left and right rear top shock mounts are forward of the axle. If I remember correctly, in the mid 70's, the right shock mounts are forward and the left mounts are behind the axle. On my 53 Suburban there isn't enough clearance for the shock to pass the emergency brake assembly at the disc. Can I relocate my right rear top shock mount behind the rearend and leave the left top mount in front of the rearend? I'm concerned with the issues torque may cause if I mount this way

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The shocks are mainly to reduce the impact force of sudden jolt and to smooth out the transition of axle movement. Unless you have an awful lot of torque the shock placement will have little effect. As long as they have free movement in and out , both behind, or in front or staggered will work fine.
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Great,
Thank you jolopy45 very much for your response. I was hoping I didn't have to swap out the rearend.
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