Originally Posted by MiataHoarder
The issue is control, not capacity. The new stock shocks I removed from my 2014 Sprinter chassis would be barely adequate for a sedan, much less mitigating almost 7,000 lbs of rocking and swaying Solera rear end. Same is likely true of the springs.
Now now girls! The BIG function of shocks are to keep the wheels on the gnd and not so much the rock-and-roll, don't ya' know? Anyway...my Sumo's, front AND rear arrive in 4-5 days and I have a question for you. The install .pdf sez to jack the entire front, or back, depending on which set you install, so that the entire axle hangs down for clearance. Can the same be accomplished insofar as enuf
clearance, IYHO(?), by jacking\supporting each corner separately
and install that way? The side of each axle "should" still be able to hang enuf to get the wheel off the gnd and provide install clearance for the Sumo? I say this as I only have a 6-ton jack stand and then a few 3-ton jack stands. I don't crawl under ANY vehicle after jacking unless supported by rated jack stands! My 20-ton Michelin jack will easily do the lifting tho. What think you?? -PB