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Factory shock extender?

with the difficulty on finding good rear shocks with a 2 inch lift.. ho hard would it be to make a shock extension?

I have not crawled under my XK yet to look..

Someone chime in!

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anyone done this?
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I don't think I have heard of anyone doing this on an XK.
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I am gonna look at it when we go to put the lift on. I cant see why it cant be done....

there is such a short fall on good choices for rear shocks that some one should come up with an after market bracket to accomplish this...
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just get some longer shocks.

you can figure out how they mount.

measure the bolt diameter, AND shock extended length and shock contacted length.

rancho and the other shock manufactures have specs and part numbers for specific shocks for you application.

http://www.gorancho.com/html/products/docs/07shocks.pdf
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I was interested in the RX9000XL adjustable shock by Rancho. I called them last week to see if they made one for the XK, and the answer was no. He did say that they might build a quik lift for it.
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i'm finally moved. so after i unpack my garage i'll start doing some research on the commander. i have to rip off the front bumper anyway. so i'll measure for shocks and make a facts sheet. i'm going to disconnect the rear shocks and do some measurements to see how much they actually limit suspension travel.
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i'm finally moved. so after i unpack my garage i'll start doing some research on the commander. i have to rip off the front bumper anyway. so i'll measure for shocks and make a facts sheet. i'm going to disconnect the rear shocks and do some measurements to see how much they actually limit suspension travel.
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I was wondering if you had an opportunity to take those measurements with all the great work you are doing on the front bumper. I am trying to find replacements to my stock ones to work better with the 4" lift.

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i will. i'm just really busy. next week i'll get on it.
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I was wondering if you had an opportunity to take those measurements with all the great work you are doing on the front bumper. I am trying to find replacements to my stock ones to work better with the 4" lift.

Thanks
Still using your stock shocks with that lift??
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