Uh on this on my element enduro. These are, i think, i’m, going to call them the lowepro shock towers, because i made these so that i can lower my gatekeeper a little bit. It does have a pretty nice stance as it is, but i think i’d like to be able to go a little bit lower. It does feel a little bit top heavy with this cage on it at times so um i’m going to walk you guys through the install of these. They are going to have a couple of options. As you can see, mine are threaded and we have this aluminum rod for crossmember you’re, going to be able to get it without that aluminum rod, cross member and just use nuts into the frame if you’d like, and you will be able to get them so they’re. Not threaded just to save yourself a little bit of money, if you would like to alright so i’m gon na pull the cage off first and then i’ll walk you guys through the install so i’m going to start here in the back and the first thing we’re Going to do is remove the front mount for these shock towers right here, where we go to our rear link, pull that nut out and i’m going to do the same thing on the other side, because these track towers are kind of one member with each other. So now that we have those nuts off i’m gon na get into the packaging here, so i can show you guys uh.
This is the front shock tower and here’s a rear shock tower. Uh i’m gon na pull these screws out of here completely of these shock towers, make sure you don’t lose those spacers that were in there and we’ll be replacing them with these two m3 by 20s. So we can just pivot. These shock towers back for a second and then install these m3x20s through the frame rail put the spacer on and then reinstall the upper link i’m going to do the same thing on the other side, all right so now that we have that done, go ahead and Remove our shock on this side, making sure that we don’t lose that spacer in our shock and then in the rear. We can take this screw out, go ahead and do it on the other side as well. Alright! So now that we have that cross member removed, i want to make sure that you save these two screws that we pulled out so um the rear. All the shock towers are uh directional because they have the spots where the screws will sit. So this one is going to be the passenger side, but since i ordered mine with this aluminum cross member, we can go ahead and put that into the frame rails. This is just going to make install easier and probably stiffen up the frame just slightly so if you don’t want that, i will provide you with nuts that you can stick inside of the frame.
I have these two flat head screws that are used to install the extra hardware in the front. Now i did drop the spacer here. It is there so put that spacer back on the screw for the shock and because mine are threaded. All i need to do is pick the hole. I want and then thread the shock in all right, so that’s that side done and now i can go ahead and do this side, which is the same procedure and then just make sure you install this shock in the same position as the other one. These are also going to allow you to lean the shocks further forward if you’d like to do that, so see how it sits with the cage on here and if i need to adjust that spring rate at all or the position of the shock Music. So, as you can see, i’ve lowered the truck quite a bit in the rear um i’m, just gon na. Since i have all these options – i’m, just probably gon na play around with it for a little bit and see what i like, i don’t, feel like. I need such huge ground clearance as i would like having the additional stability of being a little bit lower. So i’ll show you guys how they sit in there. All right now go ahead and work on the front track towers. These should be really easy to remove. Um just take our shocks out this little plastic caps on these original shocks.
Kind of bother me how they always falling off every time. I try to adjust them so for the front track tower, if you’re just going to use the factory hardware, all right guys. So we have the rear shock towers done. I had to cut and make a design modification on these front shock towers. This is actually the first time i’m putting them on. So i had to make a slight modification in order to allow the cage to close as nicely as i would like. So these also are directional, as the rears are for our countersunk screws, and you can see a little notch around. Both of them will have this. So that will fit around that aluminum track bar mount. So let me just find my hardware: all of the pieces are falling out of my shocks, so these just go in um just as easily as the other ones come off. It’S just two screws for each of them, plus the screw for the shock, and they go back in just as easily make sure you have all of your hardware for the top of the shock, the ball joint and that spacer. So all right! So now that we have all those installed, we put the cage back on and, as you can see, it does touch a little bit, but the stock ones do too anyways. So i guess it kind of is what it is. Nothing that’s really gon na be too noticeable.
I don’t think so. As you can see, my gatekeeper is sitting uh quite a bit lower now to remove all this out of the picture, which is definitely what i was after. If you are going to be installing these i’d recommend setting your track bar mount at the highest position, so that you’re not hitting the track bar on the axle, but i have mine in the front set at the lowest position in the rear. I could go even lower if i wanted to, but i think i’m going to increase the spring rate in the rear, maybe just slightly because of how those shocks get leaned forward. I might just run it how it is it’s sitting pretty level right now. I know it’s hard for you guys to see on camera, but it is sitting pretty level, so these shock towers will be available on my website. A couple of options threaded or non threaded holes and with or without the aluminum cross member you’re, still not sure what i’m talking about the holes where the shocks bolt up are threaded. I didn’t have to use nuts. If you choose to purchase them non threaded, you will get four lock nuts for each of them, because there is enough thread to use lock nuts. If you want to save money on not having those threaded. Also, these will be available with or without this aluminum crossmember, which is this piece. If you choose not to purchase it, you’ll just get some lock nuts that you can stick inside the frame rails.
I make it optional again for guys to save money, but i like having it in there just to give a little bit of rigidity to these rear shock, towers, nice and stiff. There is no like how, on these stock shocks towers in the rear. Sorry uh there’s. This big center brace, you don’t, need that anymore. What i’m, probably going to end up doing, is making a mount for some kind of receiver box in here, but we’ll see all right thanks for watching guys. Please check out the website if you are interested in these, but thank you for watching.