They are mounted low because there isn't much room otherwise. And the way they are situated helps with anti wrap. There are some good write-ups in the Jeepspeed section on punching them through the floor if you want to go that route though.On previous brands I have owned, the shocks were mounted on the leaf spring plate. Any reason this can't be done on XJ's? Seems like an easy way to get rid of the anchors that are the lower shock mounts. Any one sell these or will I have to fab up a set?
Not wanting to go that route. Some have welded mounts to the top of the axle. I was thinking of doing this(not the best pic):They are mounted low because there isn't much room otherwise. And the way they are situated helps with anti wrap. There are some good write-ups in the Jeepspeed section on punching them through the floor if you want to go that route though.
So if I want to get rid of the lower shock mounts, the only option is through the floor? I did some research and as you say everything is leading me back to cutting the floor. I am looking for a different solution.If youre mounting on top of the leaf plates, youve gotta come thru the floor. Do some work of your own and search the forum for writeups. Theres tons of them.
It is on roughly 5 inches of lift. Any chance you have pics of what u did?How much lift will you be running? At 5" of lift, I can only run a 10" travel shock, and they are angled over about 25 degrees. My axle mount is just above the bottom of the axle tube. So, if you go to a top of spring plate mount, with 5" of lift, you'll be losing an additional 2 1/2" of potential travel.
6-7" of total travel isn't much at all.
David Bricker / SYR
The mounts started out as parts from RuffStuff, but it's pretty much all custom fabbed. The upper mount is a highly tweaked version of JKS cross brace mount for the XJ. Highly as in 15% original.Did you custom fab those or are they pre-fabbed?
I really like that. I need to replace a mount anyway, and this would be awesome.