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    congrats, Shane! you think the Ned heads will give you crap?

    also, along those lines, I'm moving into town next week, so we should get together.

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    Absolutely and absolutely.

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    Pulled the wheel off to see exactly why it felt like it was riding on the bump stops. Turns out it was, the AMG version has super long bump stops compared to regular. Iíll cut that down.

    the stock shock also has more bump stop elastomer under the shock shaft cover. Iíve never seen so much bump stop but now I see why the front end doesnít move when I corner or hit bumps.

    Will replace the shocks and springs while Iím at it this weekend.


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    But first, I have to remove some of this chrome. Not my style at all.


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    Only had an hour to play in the garage tonight but this is already better.

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    oh yeah, looks better already!

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    DAMN, Iíve never seen a G wagon off-road
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    I'm impressed that it can stand on 3 wheels. Looks like the front passenger wheel went out to lunch and the G is still standing level.

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    open_circuit previously posted:
    "I'm impressed that it can stand on 3 wheels. Looks like the front passenger wheel went out to lunch and the G is still standing level."


    not sure if you were joking but there is a light gray handle/black husky jack under it, if not

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    The jack stand also helps. But rest assured there will be plenty of 3 wheel action on the trail as for some reason Mercedes designed one of the few solid axle setups that really doesnít articulate well.

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    TDash previously posted:
    "not sure if you were joking but there is a light gray handle/black husky jack under it, if not"

    I know :-)

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    Went to install some shocks tonight, figured out they sent the wrong ones, and they were also missing parts

    They were two inches longer giving me a lift I didn't want, yes one inch less travel, which I really didn't want. Will have to send these back and try again. Vendor told me these were 10" travel. I had to send pics of them next to a tape measure to show they aren't even 7" travel.


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    booo. sorry man, that's always a bummer. usually it's my fault that the parts don't fit!

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    We actually both screwed up. Vendor read the spec sheet wrong, then didn't measure before sending, then I didn't measure before installing. I did a quick measure, saw the total length was 2" longer, then installed it, realized shaft length didn't look right, so now I have to swap it back with stock tomorrow and return them.

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    In my excitement I was like, yep, a few inches longer, perfect.



    Then after installing I stepped back to admire my handiwork and realized something seemed off, the shock body was longer meaning it could contain a longer shaft, but the actual shaft coming out was shorter. Plus, the rebound adjustment knob on it takes away another inch+ of travel. Not really sure what these are for but they sure have strange dimensions now that I look more closely.




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    The bump stop travel looks about the same as on my 2020 Rubicon, and I definitely don't hit them on the turns. I hit them going over 30 on open trail sections though

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    Itís the secondary bump stops on the shocks getting me. Iím still deciding what to do about shocks now that I see the Ohlins arenít going to work out.

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    If itís going to be a while until I can find a shock setup I want worst case Iíll just go to Napa and get the cheapest things they have. Anything without an extra bump stop on the shaft will ride better.

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    speedkills previously posted:
    "Itís the secondary bump stops on the shocks getting me. Iím still deciding what to do about shocks now that I see the Ohlins arenít going to work out."


    I have no idea if these would work for you but I know you're a man who cuts no expense so wondering if you looked into these?

    http://oristruts.com/stx-strut.html


    I am considering them if I ever get around to getting a SAS on my rig

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    Interesting, I have never heard of them but recognize the technology in a way from mountain bike air shocks. Worth looking into.

    Ok, time to pull the Ohlins off and put my stock shock back on. But in an effort to salvage something of a better ride I decided to pull the elastomer off that is hidden under the cover.


    But after doing that, I see the stock G55 shock has only 5.5" of travel. Did not expect that. I could have sworn I read that they were 8" for G-wagen's, and that the front of the G55 was 1" reduced travel. I wonder if this is some funny definition of travel that doesn't apply to both wheels going up and down 8" at the same time but measures while articulating.

    What kind of shock strong do Jeeps tend to run? If anyone of you children could stop giggling I'd appreciate it if one of you could go measure your shaft for me and let me know how long the stroke is.






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