L300 shocks

Does your Mitsubishi L300 make a strange noise? Need wheel alignment specs?
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Postby Growlerbearnz » Mon Jun 12, 2017 4:28 pm

They're incorrect. I have 919520 on the rear of my van and they are pin/eye. (913515 on the front, 2" spacer lift at the front, 2" RemoveTheSeats lift at the rear, just for reference.)

I bought mine from a little online store: https://www.amazon.com/Pro-Comp-919520-ES9000-Shock/dp/B004XBBW5E
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Postby sealica » Tue Jun 13, 2017 5:22 am

Hehe - "little" :p

So regarding the previous poster's bump will 913515 + 919520 fit a stock height Delica?

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Postby ajd » Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:24 am

I just replaced 4 shocks for my stock height L300 a few months ago. I got Pro comp 919520 for the rear and Monroe 550012 for the front (Monroe because, yes, I could not find the right mounting config in a procomp version, although one may exist). Both fit just fine, ride fine, and are fairly cheap. I got them on amazon. I regret not getting the polyurethane bushings tho because the rubber ones that come with the shock are already cracking. I'll have to replace the bushings soon.
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Postby Mr.SA » Sat Mar 03, 2018 10:28 am

What are you looking for when finding shocks that will work? Type of mount front/rear? minimum/maximum travel?

I have dobinson torsion bars, otherwise stock, so the fronts maybe 1-2" higher than stock depending on how wound i have the bars. may set them loose and use a balljoint spacer.

as for the rear sometime over the summer im having a shop near me that does desert truck leaf springs make me a custom set to match the height of the front.

so factoring in around 1-2" higher than stock what should i be looking for? I'm factoring a big budget for suspension, there doesnt seem to be much info for higher end shocks, more the mid range rancho shocks etc..

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Postby Mr.SA » Mon May 14, 2018 9:59 pm

Alright, been talking to some jeep/toyota friends, seeing what they recommend. I consistently hear Fox and King shocks. are the way to go. Rode in somebodys truck with Fox shocks, stock otherwise, and yeah i was extremely impressed. so i've been digging around trying to find something that works.. I'll have around a 1" lift over stock so i'm trying to factor that in.
I'm used to people spending anywhere from 2-10k on suspension, coming from the sports car/track car world. So even though these are more expensive than i've seen on here. it would be completely worth it to me.
here's the closest i can find in terms of compressed length, which im assuming is the important number rather than extended length?

FRONT
- https://www.summitracing.com/parts/frs-980-02-488 (shorter compressed length than stock and longer extended than stock. has two eyelet mounts, but could use an adapter?)
-or these, significantly cheaper. https://www.summitracing.com/parts/frs-980-06-029
Might not be quite short enough in the compressed length.

REAR
more options for the rear, but for the sake of matching front/rear, i found these.. https://www.summitracing.com/parts/frs-980-06-032 again i'm a little unsure of the compressed length.

Havent dug into King, but seem to be less options.

Any reasons these wouldnt work? I'd thing so long as you have enough lift to account for the longer compressed length, and can get the mounting situation figured out, they'd work out fine?

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Postby Growlerbearnz » Tue May 15, 2018 2:08 am

My concern with using rear shocks on the front is that they're valved for 1:1 (or thereabouts) suspension movement (the shock moves up and down as far as the wheel), whereas on the front of our vans the shock only moves about a 1/2 as much as the wheel. The Fox shocks can be valved to suit though, so I reckon you'd need about double whatever they are when supplied.
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Postby Mr.SA » Tue May 15, 2018 12:09 pm

Growlerbearnz wrote:My concern with using rear shocks on the front is that they're valved for 1:1 (or thereabouts) suspension movement (the shock moves up and down as far as the wheel), whereas on the front of our vans the shock only moves about a 1/2 as much as the wheel. The Fox shocks can be valved to suit though, so I reckon you'd need about double whatever they are when supplied.


Yeah luckily they can be revalved. our shocks are eyelet top and pin bottom for the front and pin top eyelet bottom for the rear right? That might be another issue if adapters dont work. Sounds like you may be able to have them ordered through fox with the specific mounts you want, waiting to hear back from them.

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Postby Growlerbearnz » Tue May 15, 2018 2:19 pm

Mr.SA wrote:our shocks are eyelet top and pin bottom for the front and pin top eyelet bottom for the rear right?


Other way round.
Fronts are pin top, eyelet with cross pin bottom (though you can usually install a cross pin into a standard eye mount).

Rears are eyelet top, pin bottom.
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Postby joebillhill » Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:13 pm

For all, ensure the rubber bushing you get is extra sturdy polyeurethane (often a red colour), not just the cheapo black colour rubbery bushing that often comes with shocks


For a person looking to purchase a pair of rear shocks, say some Pro Comp 919520 Es9000, and a set of rubber bushings, what size would they be hunting for?


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