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How important are shock limit straps. Do I really need them?
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I dont quite understand their purpose. SOmeone explained it to me once, but again, how do I determine what size I need? Thanks


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they limit the suspension from fully extending past the shocks limit to avoid damaging the shocks usually 1" from the shocks limit


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They are a good idea. you either need bump stops or straps. This prevents damage to your shocks and suspension components i.e. ball joints/tie rod ends. when the suspension gets air born it will attempt to pull the valve off of the piston shaft cousing it to break or not work. This can also snap a ball joint in two. To my knowledge, you measure full travel in unloaded state and subtract 1 1/2 to 2 in. to allow for stretch.


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They are a good idea. you either need bump stops or straps. This prevents damage to your shocks and suspension components i.e. ball joints/tie rod ends. when the suspension gets air born it will attempt to pull the valve off of the piston shaft cousing it to break or not work. This can also snap a ball joint in two. To my knowledge, you measure full travel in unloaded state and subtract 1 1/2 to 2 in. to allow for stretch.


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But since I will not be catching serious air, or at least hangtime anyway, should I highly cconsider them? Are they an easy mount?


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use em if ya got em....kinda like a rubber. always safe! Wink


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What suspension are you running?


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I dont quite understand their purpose. SOmeone explained it to me once, but again, how do I determine what size I need? Thanks

Messure your extended travel eyelet to eyelet of where your shockbolts are and subtract 1/2" to an 1"


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Im just running a stock balljoint (its a 74)


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