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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-22-2001, 12:58 PM
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Mounting Shocks UpSide Down

I just got a quick question.. why on the front of my 78 CJ7 w/ Dana 30 frontend, Dana 44 rearned.. Why do I have mount the shocks upside down in the frontend? I mean the damn shocks will not fit right side up? Does this effect the shock damping?

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Re: Mounting Shocks UpSide Down

what do you mean they just don't fit the right way. i know some people mount them upside down to clean the mud out when they go "mudhoggin"

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Re: Mounting Shocks UpSide Down

well i think upside down will be ok. when i put my rancho 5000's on my yj the instructions(no i didn't need instructions to put on shocks![img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]) said if you had a chevy s-10 truck to mount shocks up-side down to fit. i thought you might like to here this. what brand of shocks are you installing?

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Re: Mounting Shocks UpSide Down

I think it all depends on the shock, some will, some won't.
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Re: Mounting Shocks UpSide Down

I know it has something with my current frontend setup.. I was wondering if most CJ7s had this problem also? The rears are different since I have a custom mount on the Axle.. But the front Rancho 5000S dont fit right side up... ONLY upside down..

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Re: Mounting Shocks UpSide Down

I know of people that have mounted RS9000's right side up on the front and dented the snot out of them through normal flexing. It's one of the reasons I mounted mine upside down. No problems.

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Re: Mounting Shocks UpSide Down

Most ordinary shocks were not designed to nor will function properly up side down. Rancho 5000 and 9000's will work most of the time upside down if they were propery and completely filled with oil at the factrory.

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Re: Mounting Shocks UpSide Down

i was having that problem with the shocks getting dented. i cut the upper mount off and rewelded it back about 8". even with the shackle reversal, they don't hit anymore.

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