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Dave24 Fri Nov 18, 2011 3:51 pm

Just throwing this out there, but it seems like almost daily threads are started w/ questions about shocks. Seems like a central thead for this topic would be helpful. I see the (basically) same questions asked almost weekly. What do you guys think?. IMO, it would save a lot of redundant posting/answering.

The Phil Fri Nov 18, 2011 4:22 pm

I vote Yay.

thext94 Fri Nov 18, 2011 4:59 pm

Maybe an explanation on the proper way to measure a shock (compressed, extended) and the fact that shocks will not provide lift, they are made to absorb impacts smoothly. I know there are people on here that can explain it way better than I can

Adventurer Fri Nov 18, 2011 6:18 pm

Great idea. It would have been pretty useful when i was looking to buy some new squish.

The search button helps but since there are so many set ups that people run its hard to choose what is right for "me"

I vote that this thread include shock types for almost stock cars - LT beasts, shock mounting tips, maintenance and suspension-stop types.

KrAzY-BaJa Fri Nov 18, 2011 6:24 pm

yes please :lol:

Dave24 Sat Nov 19, 2011 11:22 am

IAN?... :D

The Phil Sat Nov 19, 2011 2:02 pm

Dave24 wrote: IAN?... :D

cmiller95 Sat Nov 19, 2011 3:13 pm

I agree!

sixfootdan Sat Nov 19, 2011 5:53 pm

Dave24 wrote: Shocks ?'s sticky?

If your shocks are sticky there is something wrong. :wink:

Ian Sun Nov 20, 2011 12:06 pm

good idea bros

thext94 Sun Nov 20, 2011 1:27 pm

Suspension stop types...


Hook and Rod kit -

Kit can be bought here -

It's a do-it-yourself kit, basically requires only a welder and minor fab skills. Stops upward and downward travel

Limit straps -

Also requires bump stops, the straps only limit downward travel


Spring plate stops -

Stock setup, limits upward and downward travel. Plates can be notched to increase travel, but this will increase risk of blowing out CV joints

Limit straps -

Same idea as the front straps, limits downward travel but not upward. Length of strap depends on shock length

Any ideas for additions to this? Just thought I'd start it out...corrections and additions are more than welcome

KrAzY-BaJa Sun Nov 20, 2011 9:35 pm

heres some shock mounting pics

The Phil Sun Nov 20, 2011 10:12 pm

Ian wrote: good idea bros

Am I the only one who is amused by this? We're all bro's now? :o

hotrod100 Sun Nov 20, 2011 11:48 pm

Rear shock mount similar to the one Krazy Baja posted.

Dave24 Mon Nov 21, 2011 10:56 am

8) ... Thanks, Ian. This should prove useful. :D

thext94 Mon Nov 21, 2011 12:11 pm

Fun fact: I've heard that for proper shock operation, the eyeholes should both be facing the same way when mounted. Anyone have any experience with this?

[email protected] Mon Nov 21, 2011 12:39 pm

I read the eyeholes/mount bolts should be perpendicular.

That way it can pivot on 2 axis and not bind

KrAzY-BaJa Mon Nov 21, 2011 6:00 pm

[email protected] wrote: I read the eyeholes/mount bolts should be perpendicular.

That way it can pivot on 2 axis and not bind
the bolts should be parallel... and should both be pointing to the outside of the car... *NEVER facing forward on trailing arms NEVER*

GreenbajaMachine Tue Nov 22, 2011 1:08 am

would a pro comp es 9000 be good to use as front shocks

KrAzY-BaJa Tue Nov 22, 2011 9:10 pm

GreenbajaMachine wrote: would a pro comp es 9000 be good to use as front shocks
what front end? and you are going to have to make a upper shock mount.

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