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Thread: Rodney Archer's build thread

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    Thanks Paul!

    I have read / heard the same thing about the mounting position, the issue is that the collar of the shock body hits the tabs and prevents it from mounting in the top holes. I even tried to turn the shock upside down with no difference. I will send FFR a quick email and see what they say. Thanks for the heads up.


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    Quote Originally Posted by rodneyarcher1 View Post
    Thanks Paul!

    I have read / heard the same thing about the mounting position, the issue is that the collar of the shock body hits the tabs and prevents it from mounting in the top holes. I even tried to turn the shock upside down with no difference. I will send FFR a quick email and see what they say. Thanks for the heads up.

    Hmmm. First, upside down isn't an option. Those particular shocks have to be body side down in order to function properly. Something has changed though. The top of the shock body is different. Those wouldn't have fit in the top hole of mine either. Here's a pic. Something else to ask Factory Five about.

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    It definitely looks like the top of your shocks have a different (longer) mounting hat. Here is another angle...

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    Nice progress! I got my Russ Thompson trunk kit assembled as well. I'll probably cut the diagonals this weekend

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    Paul, or anybody else running the silver Koni's, do you have a pic of the rear shock mounting? I have reached out to FFR and think I may have 4 rear shocks. I didn't realize the rears were different than the fronts. ugh!

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    So after a few emails and phone calls to FFR we have determined that I have 4 shocks meant for a rear solid axle. As soon as the correct ones are back in stock they will be shipped my way for the swap out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rodneyarcher1 View Post
    Paul, or anybody else running the silver Koni's, do you have a pic of the rear shock mounting? I have reached out to FFR and think I may have 4 rear shocks. I didn't realize the rears were different than the fronts. ugh!
    I've done two builds with the silver double adjustable Koni's. Both 2015+ IRS builds. In both cases, the silver Koni's were all exactly the same. Just like the one I pictured before.

    Quote Originally Posted by rodneyarcher1 View Post
    So after a few emails and phone calls to FFR we have determined that I have 4 shocks meant for a rear solid axle. As soon as the correct ones are back in stock they will be shipped my way for the swap out.
    Good deal. Glad you got it sorted out.
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