Rear jounce to bump stop question

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Trying to get my rear jounces centered under my bump stops.... I only have about a 1/4 inch inward movement left on my lower control arm as you can see.... I don't know if that's enough to center it or not.....is it that critical to have it centered?...... I don't see how it's possible to get them pointed directly at each other due to the pinion angle being upwards.....is this normal?

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Do the shocks at full compression allow the cup to touch the axle pad?
 
Do the shocks at full compression allow the cup to touch the axle pad?

I'm about 4 inches below the shock mount at full compression with the shock.......no bump stop in....I have extended stops that measure 5 inches long....... you're a guru any help would be appreciated

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You are correct that close enough is good enough. What you want is for the jounce to compress a bit to slow down the shock speed before full compression.
 
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Any quick tutorial on how to measure up travel........ how much shock should be showing at full bump and full droop?
 
I'm about 4 inches below the shock mount at full compression with the shock.......no bump stop in....I have extended stops that measure 5 inches long....... you're a guru any help would be appreciated

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Shocks are too long compressed and the shock relocators are making that worse. The bump stops need to slow down and stop axle movement before the shock hits its fully compressed length.
 
Shocks are too long compressed and the shock relocators are making that worse. The bump stops need to slow down and stop axle movement before the shock hits its fully compressed length.

They're for 4-5 inch lift and I have 4 inch suspension lift.......why are they so far off?.....what shocks do I need?
 
Not if they don't fit. ;)

If only there was some kind of criteria we knew of to determine if a shock was an appropriate length that doesn't involve a distant sales and marketing team that thinks we need to clearance our control arms for the shocks to fit.
 
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