Originally Posted by DCRC
Good idea. Probably no big deal and a lot more work, but the only thing I would have done differently is built an upper bracket that put the top shock mount in double shear like the bottom mount.
One other thing that needs to be considered is that shocks usually have a given installed height. That way you don't end up bottom or top out the shock during normal driving.
1st, I thought about that, and then stopped thinking about that lol. You need to see how the frame and crossmembers (not the ones I added) are configured in the suspension area.
2nd, There must be a thousand shock mount applications out there in the real world that I have worked on where the shocks are mounted on a horizontal stud.
3rd, Yes I know there are shock operating lengths. That is how I came to the conclusion of the ones that I chose. They were found in a manufacturers shock spec book.
Not trying to come off as a know it all, and no I am not offended, but I am confident in my abilities in this area.
Like I said before. Take a look at Monroe's shock mounting kit (top and bottom) and we'll see what is stronger. Could I have made it stronger? Yes, does it need to be stronger? No
Took the trailer out for 300 miles this weekend over some of the bumpiest mountian roads around this area. All felt and looks awesome under the trailer.
I do agree with taking a look under the trailer every once in a while, but I do that already anyways.
I was actually disappointed in what came up for pics of "trailer shocks" in google. Not much out there that was practical for this application.
I say go for it though, I would like to see what others come up with.
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