Both front shocks blown!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *DELETED* - Off-Road Forums & Discussion Groups
Suzuki GEO All Discussion of all things, Suzuki and GEO

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-01-2002, 10:47 AM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 409
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Both front shocks blown!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *DELETED*

Post deleted by Steveitalian
Steveitalian is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of (permalink) Old 08-01-2002, 11:04 AM
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 567
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Re: Both front shocks blown!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Too funny. I did the same thing, but only bent them. I didn't do a good enough job making sure I had enough clearance there
CorvetteChris is offline  
post #3 of (permalink) Old 08-01-2002, 11:07 AM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 409
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Re: Both front shocks blown!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

how did you solve the problem? should i go with a front top relocation kit?
Steveitalian is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of (permalink) Old 08-01-2002, 11:07 AM
**DONOTDELETE**
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Both front shocks blown!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm not quite sure if I understand you right, but did you extend your bump stops?
post #5 of (permalink) Old 08-01-2002, 11:08 AM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 409
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Re: Both front shocks blown!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

yes i got the spacers
Steveitalian is offline  
post #6 of (permalink) Old 08-01-2002, 11:09 AM
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 567
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Re: Both front shocks blown!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'll take a picture later. Basically, the instructions said to trim the spring plates. I used and angle grinder, but did not cut away enough. The inch or so that the axle will move during extreme flex, caused it to hit there. The axle moves forward a back a bit. It also hit on the bumpstop area.

Fyi.. bump stops would not affect movement in the front back direction.
CorvetteChris is offline  
post #7 of (permalink) Old 08-01-2002, 11:11 AM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 409
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Re: Both front shocks blown!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

If i drive up on something 6" tall with one front wheel my shock is a 1/4" away from that plate. This is the same for both sides.
Steveitalian is offline  
post #8 of (permalink) Old 08-01-2002, 11:11 AM
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 567
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Re: Both front shocks blown!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I cut away a lot more of the areas in question. I think that will solve it (unless axle wrap is the problem)
CorvetteChris is offline  
post #9 of (permalink) Old 08-01-2002, 11:12 AM
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Posts: 2,731
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Re: Both front shocks blown!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

just cut off the square end of the plate,...the edge... and that should fix the problem...

if I understand you correctly, your lower mount for the front shocks is below the u-bolt plate?
and that the u-bolt plate edge pierced your shocks blowing them out?

I figured that was going to happen to mine when i put them on so I took the dremel tool out and cut off the edge and rounded the courner off which gave me an extra .5 inch of clearance from my shocks...worked great and have yet to hit my shocks with it....

hope this helps..

rich_d is offline  
post #10 of (permalink) Old 08-01-2002, 11:14 AM
**DONOTDELETE**
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Both front shocks blown!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks for clearing it up. I read it a few times, maybe I didnt have enough coffee today.
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Off-Road Forums & Discussion Groups forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome