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Ok , I have an `86 R with JD plus 3 a-arms..... I need long travel shocks verry badly...... I resorted to trying to find a used pair that are set for my weigh or more from any quad I can find. I found a pair that are 20" eye to eye , but I think they may still be too short! What is the actual length I need?
 

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Ok , I have an `86 R with JD plus 3 a-arms..... I need long travel shocks verry badly...... I resorted to trying to find a used pair that are set for my weigh or more from any quad I can find. I found a pair that are 20" eye to eye , but I think they may still be too short! What is the actual length I need?

You need 19 1/4..I have a almost new set of TCS's (have less then 4 hours on them) I looking to sell. There set up for a +3 front end also.

-Steve
 

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I don't know why, but Elka set up my long travels at 18.75" long for a Roll Lobo II. I later asked them why and they said the mx shocks are 18.75 and XC, Dune shocks are 19.25". Maybe they didn't know what the heck they were doing. I wish they were longer. I told them mx style dune riding, meaning not a drag racer. They basically set them up for mx like you would on a track.
 

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how to determine the length of shock you need:

so here's 1 way to do this:

use the same tire size you regularly use and have a flat surface to work on

remove all 3 shocks

lower the atv till the frame(straight section under the engine) is about an inch off the ground

now measure from the center of the lower shock bolt hole to the middle of the upper shock bolt hole, write the # down

raise the atv till the lower frame rail is approx 12" off the ground and repeat the measurement above.

the extended measurement should be the eye to eye length, the extended length minus the compressed length should be the length of travel.
 
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