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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-03-1999, 01:45 PM
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Shock Inversion

I am looking to put some new shocks on my CJ; What benefit, if any, is there to mounting shocks upside-down? Can you do this to Rancho 5000's?
Thanks for any help.

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 11-03-1999, 09:24 PM
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Re: Shock Inversion

The only benefit is if you need to clear a suspension component.

Gas shocks don't care what position they are in: even horizontal, as in the steering stabilizor.


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post #3 of (permalink) Old 11-03-1999, 11:50 PM
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Re: Shock Inversion

Most shocks can run inverted. Racers do this to decrease unsprung weight (every pound counts on a race vehicle). Others do it for clearance, some for looks. Do not invert a Black Diamond XT shock (trust me on this) they don't work.

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