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PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 3:51 pm    Post subject: SHOCKS SHOCKS SHOCKS Reply with quote

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.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 4:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I vote Yay.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

X2
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
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes please Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 19, 2011 11:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

IAN?... Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 19, 2011 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dave24 wrote:
IAN?... Very Happy

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 19, 2011 3:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree!
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 19, 2011 5:53 pm    Post subject: Re: Shocks ?'s sticky? Reply with quote

Dave24 wrote:
Shocks ?'s sticky?


If your shocks are sticky there is something wrong. Wink
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 20, 2011 12:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

good idea bros
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 20, 2011 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Suspension stop types...

Front:

Hook and Rod kit -

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Kit can be bought here - http://www.pacificcustoms.com/AC413100.html

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

Limit straps -

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Also requires bump stops, the straps only limit downward travel


Rear:

Spring plate stops -

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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 -

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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
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 20, 2011 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

heres some shock mounting pics
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 20, 2011 10:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ian wrote:
good idea bros


Am I the only one who is amused by this? We're all bro's now? Surprised
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 20, 2011 11:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rear shock mount similar to the one Krazy Baja posted.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 10:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool ... Thanks, Ian. This should prove useful. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 12:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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?
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 12:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I read the eyeholes/mount bolts should be perpendicular.

That way it can pivot on 2 axis and not bind
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 6:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

[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*
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2011 1:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

would a pro comp es 9000 be good to use as front shocks
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2011 9:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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