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Old 01-30-2017, 11:07 PM   #1
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Has anyone fabricated their own external front upper shock tower to replace that big factory cone that is bolted on? I've only seen an external mount as part of a dual shock set up attached above the coil spring.

Something that would work with an "eye" shock end and maybe even adjustable.

Seems like it shouldn't be too difficult to design and fabricate so wasn't sure if anybody has.

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Old 02-15-2017, 01:19 PM   #2
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i recently installed Terra Firma front shock turrets that work and look great. They fit eye mounted shocks.
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Old 02-15-2017, 03:18 PM   #3
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I've got a set of these. Not adjustable though.
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I've got a set of these. Not adjustable though.
I've never seen those before. What brand?
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I've never seen those before. What brand?
QT which I'm pretty sure means no longer available. :/
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Looks like this guy modded his RRC towers to accept eye shocks.
http://www.landroversonly.com/forums...ge=1&_k=zoyerj
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Default Re: RRC external front upper shock mount

Thought I saw the QT on those so I did a search but nothing came up. Dammit! Should be a pretty easy DIY project. That's why I figured there would be others out there.

These are the adaptors I currently have to convert from a post to an eyelet. Just not adjustable.
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I think I still have a set of those QT converters, I'll have to check this weekend.
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I think I still have a set of those QT converters, I'll have to check this weekend.
If Todd wants the uppers and not the lowers(due to factory lower mounts) let me know. Someone was trying to rape me on the lowers so I only bought the uppers before.
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I think I still have a set of those QT converters, I'll have to check this weekend.
Hey John! I think I remember riding in your blue disco in the middle of the night at MAR (05 or 06??). Everyone was winching up that big ass hill. I still want those Mach wheels!!

Let me know if you dig anything up.

Brett, I'm using these adaptors on top and bottom externally. They fit fine inside the upper factory black cone. But obviously you can't adjust height.
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Hey John! I think I remember riding in your blue disco in the middle of the night at MAR (05 or 06??). Everyone was winching up that big ass hill. I still want those Mach wheels!!

Let me know if you dig anything up.

Brett, I'm using these adaptors on top and bottom externally. They fit fine inside the upper factory black cone. But obviously you can't adjust height.
Are you mounting those to the stock RRC external lower pin mounts? I want the lowers John has because they mount to the radius arm bolts for vehicles that don't have the integrated external lowers.
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Are you mounting those to the stock RRC external lower pin mounts? I want the lowers John has because they mount to the radius arm bolts for vehicles that don't have the integrated external lowers.
Yep. Works perfectly.
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