New Stability, 110 Shocks

Red90

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I think Robert needs to clarify where he is getting these tubes? It is kind of important to using these shocks.
 

The_Vermonster

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So unless RB somehow got the incorrect bushings, it seems like the cost of the shock and whatever else you need is approaching the cost of OME shocks. They have very similar measurements too. Has anyone been able to compare how the two ride?
 

RDavisinVA

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Don't remember exactly which steel tubes we used, but inserted 2 of the tubes over the upper shock mount and they fit perfectly.
They match the OD of the factory shock mount and the ID of the shock bushing.
 

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RBBailey

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So... I need to buy a set of bushings for the truck, then break up that set and use just the sleeves, two per mount, one on top of the other, to get these shocks to work? Not gonna lie, kinda wish I'd known that sometime before ordering.


I'm sure I'll figure it out somehow, but I guess I won't pull my old shocks just yet.
 

RDavisinVA

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I guess the difference is we know these shocks are superior and have a large cache of parts around, so no issue pulling out the sleeves from a suspension kit.
Others may not have the correct bits, so can see why you would stay with OEM shocks and not venture into this realm of non-OEM superior performance in stock stability.
 

RBBailey

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Well, I have them sitting on the floor in my garage. They do seem to be quality built. And the specs show that they should be a match for the OME branded version.
 

RBBailey

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...and have a large cache of parts around...

You wouldn't happen to have some of the bits I need to make these work with the stock mounts? I have have no clue what a tube would cost, but I need to make these shocks work somehow.


Anyone else have any?
 

Napalm00

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FYI I just installed a pair a OME medium firm rear 110 shocks, they bolt right up and are emulsion type, just like these. Ride is great in a heavy 110
 

RBBailey

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Right, so I'm obviously not very good at this stuff, but I've been looking for a while, and this is all I've been able to come up with (or similar).
I need either a metal sleeve that is .75" inside, 1" outside, and 2" long. Or a set of bushings with same basic measurements, but with 1.75" OD.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004NEWBVK/ref=biss_dp_t_asn

If anyone has a solution, I'd love to hear it.
 
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RBBailey

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Because the shocks are sitting in my garage already. Ordered when this thread was first posted. They are exactly like OME (compared in person) just don't have same upper mount diameter.
 

Napalm00

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If you really want to use them just put the rubber bushings that came with them in. Measure and then have the steel tube made at machine shop.

It sounds like these things might be more trouble than what they're worth though
 

RBBailey

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Well, for me they are!

The measurements are for the rubber that's in them. They would fit on stock mount if I could find a sleeve for a reasonable price. $20 for 4 inches of tube steel is too much. I don't know what was used to make them work other than that. Just didn't know they would not be a direct fit.
 

Napalm00

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Maybe take a trip to Home Depot measure some conduit steel pipe excetera?
 
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RBBailey

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I'm thinking the same thing. But I'd be lucky to get the right sizing. There is an epic hardware store nearby that I'm going to visit today. They have at least 700 square feet dedicated solely to stainless steel, half of it is metric! I'm hoping all the oddities I've seen in there might include a selection of metal sleeves.
 

Red90

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Maybe take a trip to Home Depot measure I'll some conduit steel pipe excetera?
You might be able to find 3/4" conduit that is the right size. Otherwise, get 3/4"-SCHD80 pipe (it is 1.050" OD) and drill it out with a 3/4" drill.
 

Napalm00

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I bought a cheap set of silver and deming drills years back just for strange stuff like this.

Maybe even stop by a 4WP if you have one near you and ask the techs if they have something in a pile? might luck out
 
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