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Old 08-21-2013, 08:56 AM
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Distance between rear shock tabs

I'm preparing to set my cab and engine onto the frame over the next couple weeks.

Before doing this, I wanted to install a set of rear mock-up shocks (purchased from Speedway) to help determine the ride height. The issue I'm running into is I'm not sure how much space I should leave in-between the shock tabs to account for a shock bushing. The shock eyelet is a 5/8 with a 1/2 bearing.

Looking at the universal bushings from Energy Suspension (Energy Suspension Parts - Shock Eyes), there are multiple lengths. Is there a general standard for shock bushings I should adhere to?

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I don't understand your ? , Shock eyes are 5/8 w/ 1/2 bearing ??? so you're using bushings or bearings????
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Hi Dave,

The mock-ups have a 5/8 eyelet, but also came with a 1/2 sleeve (I called it a bushing)

http://www.speedwaymotors.com/Coil-O...ool,57416.html

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O.K. just mock-up shocks [I use a piece of flat stock w/holes on each end , you probably should have your shocks so you know how big the bushings are , you must be mounting in "double shear".
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