rear shock mount location???

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I am mounting my rear shock to a cage. I not exactly sure how to figure out how high I should mount them. I have 10" from axel top to middle of bumpstop and I figured mounting them 13" forward at a 25 degree angle the shaft would need to be 11" minimun out. It is a 16" travel shock and that would only give me 5-6 of down travel. Is that right or can someone explain how to find where shock should be mounted?

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Gimme your email and I will send you over a spreadsheet program I made to help you out.

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I not gonna do that no point. I am just figuring so the shock over compress. I will limit the down travel once mounted.

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For up travel I use metal to metal where the bumpstop is, and add ~1/2" more shock stroke which should cover the housing twisting relative to the frame. If the shocks are more inboard than outboard increase that 1/2" number to something comfortable.

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