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I am currently purchasing the components for a leveling kit on my 1999 F250 SD 2WD. I got the 2" aluminum spacers and now I am working on the shocks for it. I will be using a shock conversion that will use the eye ring bushing rather than the OE stud mount.
My question is...What length shocks should I got with? 0"-2" or 2"-4" of lift? And any recommendations on the brand and style of shock would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance!
What eye ring bushing conversion kit are you using? Depending on how and where it mounts will determine what length shock you need.
Plus, I would be interested in seeing the option. I ended up welding an extension onto my stud to get a longer shock for my leveling kit. The shocks I found for a 2" lift had a ride quality that was much less than desirable.
These are the ones that I was considering. It extends the mounting location about 1 1/8" away from OE location.
That would bw 1 1/8" away from the center of the eye. Add another 1/2" - 3/4" or so from the center of the eye to the top of the shock and you'd probably be best off finding a shock that has what is considered the standard length since your new mount will take up almost as much room as your coil spacer will.
The problem is going to be finding a shock with those dimensions, that has a round eye top and bottom, and offers the same amount of travel. I hope you find something. I didn't have any luck when I searched, which is why I ended up welding the extensions on my shock studs and used some spacers to make it all fit right.
They are nice enough to give you dimensions on different shocks if you think you find the correct model number. You can also look around here since Rancho is a sponsor here. They have someone who has been quite helpful in the past trying to help find shocks for odd applications.
He helped me find a longer shock that would possibly work with the standard mounting configuration, but the shock proved to be too long for the rough roads I travel. Bottoming the shocks out proved to be the end of them.
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