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post #1 of (permalink) Old 04-06-2000, 08:28 PM Thread Starter
 
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mangled rear shocks

I have a set of 3" Nationals,3/4" shackles and NAPA shocks that are longer than stock. While I was recently rotating my tires I noticed my passenger side rear shock was damaged. The top part that compresses over the smaller bottom part was bent up. A friend of mine noticed the shock appeared to have hit the bolt that holds the bracket for the hard brake lines (thanks Jay). The smaller part of the shock also has a dent in it. Now the drivers side rear shock is the same way. Has anybody experienced this? I never had this problem until I switched to the Nationals, but I wouldn't take them off for anything else. Possibly a smaller diameter shock? Help please!

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Am I the only Zuk owner that has experienced this?

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Re: mangled rear shocks

My right rear shock has a dent in it from that same bolt/bracket. The only thing I can guess is that the the axle rotated enough to make the shock hit the bolt. But that is a lot of axle wrap.

Anyone else have this happen?



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Re: mangled rear shocks

Hey fellers, eye don't think eye have experienced this problem before. Eye haven't been under my zuk since eye lifted it. Haven't had a reason to be. Eye got a good feeling that you flex a lot better than eye do, sooooooo, eye am interested in your problem so eye know what to watch out for when eye do start to make mine flex better. Eye want to check it out at Uwharrie next weekend, or are u gonna have it fixed before???
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My shock won't be fixed before Uwharrie. The only way to fix it is to replace the shock. I guess I'll look into modifying the bracket so when I do replace the shock it won't get dented again.


I still can't believe this hasn't happened to anyone else.
It would only be a SPUA problem. Stock shock location.


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Re: mangled rear shocks

That may be the reason, SPUA with the shocks in the stock location. I have seen the pictures you got. It looks like it flexes very nicely. May be your problem.
Definitely look forward to seeing what you describe...
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