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Old 03-23-2005, 10:03 AM   #1
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just finished installing shocks, 4 total. to my 5ver. it was a PITA but I hope it was worth it.

had to make special brackets and weld them to the axel and frame. due to the placement of the holding tanks. pretty easy to do with the help of my bro-in-law who is a top notch fabricator.

we used a metal jig to simulate the shock so we could be certain the shock would be mounted at half stroke.
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just finished installing shocks, 4 total. to my 5ver. it was a PITA but I hope it was worth it.

had to make special brackets and weld them to the axel and frame. due to the placement of the holding tanks. pretty easy to do with the help of my bro-in-law who is a top notch fabricator.

we used a metal jig to simulate the shock so we could be certain the shock would be mounted at half stroke.
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Old 03-23-2005, 10:54 AM   #3
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I had the brackets already on my rig and the first post I made here at IRV2 was about installing shocks on my 5er. It is one of the best investments you will make on your trailer. I would highly recommend shocks on any and all trailers.
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Old 03-23-2005, 12:33 PM   #4
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How do you know what shocks to buy? Are mounting kits available?
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Old 03-23-2005, 12:58 PM   #5
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here is a link to some mounitng types.

http://www.shockwarehouse.com/cgi-bi..._retrokit.html

none of those worked for me due to placement of holding tanks etc.

we measured the distance where the shock would mount and then found a shock that was the appropirate length, allowing for the shock to be at half stroke and work at its full potential. \

what type of unit do you have, what type of frame. I can try to upload pictures of what we did if it will help or anyone is interested.
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Also, in what ways did you guys notice an improvement?
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I noticed that the truck and trailer had much less bounce and acted more as a unit. Much more comfort for the passengers in truck because of less bounce in the truck. Better handling for the rig. Far more stable on the road especially on a bumpy road. Less movement of stored stuff in the trailer.
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HERE is a link to a very informative thread on trailer shocks that may be help to someone here that is thinking about shocks for their trailer.
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