mail

Author Topic: Shocks for 2" Lift on SX/4  (Read 1217 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline siguy8

  • Eagle
  • **
  • Posts: 37
  • Thumbs Up 2
Shocks for 2" Lift on SX/4
« on: May 21, 2013, 06:19:07 PM »
I'm trying to figure out what shocks to buy after lifting my SX/4. It's a '82 4 cyl, 5 speed manual. I put the ESPO coils on the front that are slightly longer/stiffer (javelin), and that gave me about 1.5-2" up front. I put on Skyjacker R225 Add-a-Leafs on the rear (with new Spring King Leaves), and that gave me 2-3" in the back. I'm not looking for something to lift it more, just a smooth ride at ~2" above stock.

I'm sure someone has done this, but I couldn't find it in any of these threads.

Thanks!

1982 SX/4 Sport 4 cylinder 5 speed manual. 135k miles.

Offline Amc1320

  • Eagle DL
  • ***
  • Posts: 206
  • Thumbs Up 20
Re: Shocks for 2" Lift on SX/4
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2013, 07:19:04 PM »
Nice car!
Rob c
84 Eagle Limited
78 AMX
81 Spirit
Manchester, TN

Offline mach1mustang351

  • Eagle Sport
  • ****
  • Posts: 478
  • Thumbs Up 20
Re: Shocks for 2" Lift on SX/4
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2013, 11:08:05 PM »
The bottom mount on the shock is the limiting factor in the longer shock matching.  It is a unique setup.  You will likely have to modify your spring perch to take a different mountign style shock.  I think way back I saw someone on here who did this.  Cant remember who now.
Fleet:

1987 AMC Wagon 4.0L, 3" Body lift, AX15, NP242
1981 AMC SX4 Sport
1969 Mustang (A Mach 1 with a 351)
1973 GMC K2500
2007 Suzuki Vstrom

Offline carnuck

  • AMC Eagle Nest Addicted
  • ********
  • Posts: 1747
  • Thumbs Up 55
  • Near Seattle
    • Virtual Jeep
Re: Shocks for 2" Lift on SX/4
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2013, 02:19:03 AM »
You can weld on shock mounts to teh rear axle 2" higher than the original or cut the originals off and shorten the brackets. I'm about to swap an XJ 8.25 into my wagon with a lift at the same time so I am using the brackets off the Eagle 3.31 ratio axle I'm scrapping.
FOR SALE
'87 Comanche 4.0L AW4/NP242 3.73 gears, lifted 5" on near new 33" tires $3500 obo
'82 Eagle Wagon (Brown Betty) 4.2L/727/NP229 and soon 8.25 rear axle and non-vacuum 3.08 front to match. 235/75/15 tires. It's down to minor body work (someone creamed my driver's door but I have another in good shape) almost rust free and interior work (seats are worn and carpet torn). $2000 but about to go up due to more work being done.

Pics of my other for sale stuff http://tinyurl.com/jimsclads

Offline mach1mustang351

  • Eagle Sport
  • ****
  • Posts: 478
  • Thumbs Up 20
Re: Shocks for 2" Lift on SX/4
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2013, 08:44:45 PM »
The bottom mount on the shock is the limiting factor in the longer shock matching.  It is a unique setup.  You will likely have to modify your spring perch to take a different mountign style shock.  I think way back I saw someone on here who did this.  Cant remember who now.

This was all for the front.  Just realized I didn't make that clear
Fleet:

1987 AMC Wagon 4.0L, 3" Body lift, AX15, NP242
1981 AMC SX4 Sport
1969 Mustang (A Mach 1 with a 351)
1973 GMC K2500
2007 Suzuki Vstrom

Offline carnuck

  • AMC Eagle Nest Addicted
  • ********
  • Posts: 1747
  • Thumbs Up 55
  • Near Seattle
    • Virtual Jeep
Re: Shocks for 2" Lift on SX/4
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2013, 10:37:16 PM »
Unless you modified the front suspension, the shocks should work, OR add stem extenders. I made my own for my Comanche with 6 1/2" lift
FOR SALE
'87 Comanche 4.0L AW4/NP242 3.73 gears, lifted 5" on near new 33" tires $3500 obo
'82 Eagle Wagon (Brown Betty) 4.2L/727/NP229 and soon 8.25 rear axle and non-vacuum 3.08 front to match. 235/75/15 tires. It's down to minor body work (someone creamed my driver's door but I have another in good shape) almost rust free and interior work (seats are worn and carpet torn). $2000 but about to go up due to more work being done.

Pics of my other for sale stuff http://tinyurl.com/jimsclads

 

16" wheels

Started by vangremlin

Replies: 9
Views: 3000
Last post January 26, 2012, 03:20:20 PM
by GRONK
16" wheels

Started by SpreadEagle

Replies: 1
Views: 592
Last post January 31, 2013, 10:20:39 PM
by carnuck
jeep leaf spings for a lift

Started by peter s

Replies: 18
Views: 4429
Last post January 25, 2012, 01:35:59 AM
by doc65
Front Coil Spring Lift

Started by Gil-SX4

Replies: 1
Views: 9754
Last post July 15, 2005, 02:19:30 AM
by Gil-SX4
Coil spring replacement for lift?

Started by cgi2099

Replies: 12
Views: 3390
Last post March 17, 2012, 01:54:40 PM
by carnuck