05 PW Shock Lenghts

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05 PW Shock Lenghts

Post by Rob-Pod » Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:30 am

As I'm gearing up to do my swap, I'm getting different info.

Does any1 know the Actual Lengths for front n rear shocks?
I'm looking for both expanded n collapsed lengths please.

I'm looking into getting the Bilstein 5160 Res Shocks.

My mega cab (getting PW suspension, axles, & winch)
already has a (1.5") coil spacer and I will prolly do a
Shackle in the rear for another .75"/1" lift out back.

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Rob

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Re: 05 PW Shock Lenghts

Post by DamageWagon » Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:55 pm

I don’t know the lengths off hand. 16.5” sounds familiar as a starting point but you’ll need to measure with the springs and bump stops removed and the axle sitting metal to metal.

Shock length is ALWAYS driven by the fully compressed dimension and whatever lift height you’re at has no bearing on shock length. You want the longest collapsed dimension you can get when the truck is at full bump. However much travel that gives you is going to vary based on what shock design you choose.

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Re: 05 PW Shock Lenghts

Post by Rob-Pod » Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:42 pm

DamageWagon wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:55 pm
I don’t know the lengths off hand. 16.5” sounds familiar as a starting point but you’ll need to measure with the springs and bump stops removed and the axle sitting metal to metal.

Shock length is ALWAYS driven by the fully compressed dimension and whatever lift height you’re at has no bearing on shock length. You want the longest collapsed dimension you can get when the truck is at full bump. However much travel that gives you is going to vary based on what shock design you choose.
In my almost 3 years of owning my PW, I've Never taken it hardcore off roading.
I prolly wont with the MC Either. I'm trying to order my shocks Before I tear the
trucks apart, so I don't have to deal with doing it after putting it back together.

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Re: 05 PW Shock Lenghts

Post by olyelr » Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:27 pm

You have a pw? Worst case, just unbolt the lower bolt for one front shock and one back shock, and get the collapsed and extended measurements.
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Re: 05 PW Shock Lenghts

Post by RustyPW » Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:05 pm

Believe coder has the dimensions.
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Re: 05 PW Shock Lenghts

Post by coder » Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:58 pm

Here you go:

OEM Measurements:
Front:
Total length end to end: 29"
Length end of bolt to center of eye: 28"
Rod length to end of bolt: 12.75"
Compressed front overall end to end: ~ 19.5"

Rear:
Total length end to end: 30 3/8"
Length center of eye to center of eye: 28 3/8"
Rod length to end: 13.25"
Rod length to center of eye: 12.25"
Compressed rear overall end to end: 20"
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Re: 05 PW Shock Lenghts

Post by Mule007 » Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:31 pm

Good info; thank you!
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