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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.