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Old 10-16-2017, 11:40 PM
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I plan on doing the panhard conversion in the rear of my d2. What shocks (length, etc...) should I get to obtain the most flex in the rear? I am running old RTE 3" springs.
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Old 10-16-2017, 11:57 PM
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I ran 12” shocks with limit straps and longer bumpstops...pick your brand, I’m running ADS now but those are a little pricy. Bilstien 7100’s, Fox 2.0
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Old 10-17-2017, 12:03 AM
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what length limiting straps? And what bump stops do you use?
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Old 10-17-2017, 01:24 AM
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Couple choices for bumps...the ones that go on the shock shaft work well when space is issue. Either that one of the many brands of hydro bumps or a rubber one...I can’t pics tonight but I’ll try and post some examples from my build to show the different kinds...as for straps, you’ll have to measure once the fab work is done...
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Old 10-17-2017, 09:51 AM
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Whats the point of limiting straps? Either retain the springs or get cones. No need for straps out back. I run 11" fox shocks and dont even get to use all of that. The radius arms bind before I can fully extend my shocks.
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Old 10-17-2017, 10:02 AM
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to prevent destroying your shocks...With cones there nothing preventing you from topping out your shocks
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Old 10-17-2017, 10:49 AM
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to prevent destroying your shocks...With cones there nothing preventing you from topping out your shocks
My 11" shocks still have plenty of travel left when Im fully flexed out. The radius arms will keep it from over flexing.
Now if you were running a 4 link I would agree with you.
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Old 10-17-2017, 11:42 AM
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I topped out one of 12" blings when I didnt have a limit strap, assuming that the radius arm is going to prevent a shock from topping out can lead to issues, especailly when straps are 25 bucks...I'll try and post pics later today
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Im not assuming, Im speaking from experience on my setup. I still have almost 3" of shock left when Im fully flexed out. The front is a different story. This past weekend I dislocated my front spring twice..even with front cones! So I will be strapping the front.
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copy...I could easily top out my rear Blings...
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Old 10-17-2017, 06:02 PM
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Shaft bump stop on left, big ass Chevy bumpstops on my buggy...
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Mod the watts. It's hard to get a good angle on the pan hard. Your limiting factor is the radius arms. You won't flex enough to use any more than 12" travel. The bilstien 12" short body shocks work very well. 360/80 was good for me.

And retain those springs. Much more stable, rather much less tippy, a lifted D2 isn't really stable.
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