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Old 07-13-2020, 05:46 PM   #1
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rear axle brackets for sterling

Hello i need some new shock brackets for my axle swap . i didnt want to grind mine off the factory 2009 e350 rear dana. , new ones going on the sterling e locker 2015 rear f250 axle.Fox shocks from agile.
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Old 07-13-2020, 05:57 PM   #2
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we made ours from scratch. been on since early 2017 and seem to be working out. just made 4 matching tabs and boxed them in from the bottom.
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copy thanks , i can make some ,just thought somebody has some ready to go .
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Old 07-13-2020, 07:17 PM   #4
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not saying there isn’t some out there, but they were easy to make and I didn’t wanna clog up their lift any longer than I needed too.
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Old 07-13-2020, 07:34 PM   #5
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Lots o options here for shock tabs or brackets. https://www.ruffstuffspecialties.com...cketstabs.html
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Old 07-14-2020, 12:38 PM   #6
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I just bought a set from Roughstuff. They are inexpensive, well made and super heavy duty. You probably need the ones with a 10deg offset and may have to grind a little off to match the exact angle of the originals.

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perfect thanks
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Last summer I installed the ruff stuff brackets with my swap. I think I made that choice based on somebody’s post in the MG thread. I wish I had bought some simple tabs instead. The spacing on the ruff stuff bracket was too narrow to accept the shock. I had to grind with the side of a wheel to make it fit. One of mine was also bent incorrectly too. It didn’t seem like a big deal, but it made them not fit right. Also, 10 degrees didn’t seem like the right angle and I have to keep my shock nut extra loose at the top to make the angle right. I’m not an expert, just my experience. I’m planning to redo it at some point.
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Thanks Mikerson, i will plan the grind ! lol
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The spacing on the ruff stuff bracket was too narrow to accept the shock. I had to grind with the side of a wheel to make it fit. One of mine was also bent incorrectly too. It didnít seem like a big deal, but it made them not fit right. Also, 10 degrees didnít seem like the right angle and I have to keep my shock nut extra loose at the top to make the angle right.
I haven't installed mine yet, so thanks, that's good to know. They do say some adjustment may be needed since these are made for a wide variety of applications, so a little work with a grinder may be needed. Fortunately I have two axles with the stock brackets at the correct angle, so matching that prior to welding will be easy. I'll be sure to check the fit of the shock eye too, thanks again.
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