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Easier shock upgrade?


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#1 4x4_Welder

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Posted 25 November 2006 - 02:57 AM

In the process of slinging a new rear suspension under the Hatch, 2" lift via the torsion bars. I have heard of using Chevette shocks, but the mounts look all wrong. Is it possible to just drill new holes a couple inches down the shock mounts and use the stock shocks, or do I have to go with different shocks? I did a sarch, but maybe I just don't know how to search, I can never seem to dig anything up-

#2 GLCraig

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Posted 25 November 2006 - 04:25 AM

From what I remember reading about the chevelle shock, you need to drill the holes out and rotate the top mount in the bushing. I don't think you can simply re drill holes either. Behind the stock holes there are a couple of weld nuts that you would need to account for if you re drill and I don't think you can get behind that piece of sheet metal with new nuts. Also didn't someone come across a Ranch shock for the Jeep TJ that will work?

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Posted 25 November 2006 - 11:35 PM

Also didn't someone come across a Ranch shock for the Jeep TJ that will work?


Yes and they work awesome!!! I've got a set and I'm VERY pleased with them so far.

#4 4x4_Welder

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Posted 26 November 2006 - 01:50 AM

Yes and they work awesome!!! I've got a set and I'm VERY pleased with them so far.


Any particular year, front/rear? Or do you have a part number?




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