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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-20-2001, 04:04 PM Thread Starter
 
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I just picked up 8 really long, brand new shocks for 99cents each (CDN dollars), at ..a store. princess auto[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img] I also got some really cool lights to replace the stock tail/turn/brake lights, got some clevises, these really bright tractor lights im using for my backup lights, and thats it.. all for a cheap price..

Anyway, about the very cheap shocks, when pulling them out theres lots of resistance, but when pushing them in theres not that much.. so i stil want to use em on my zuk but was wondering if this will make dangerous effects? Ill probably be running 2 shocks per wheel..
they measure 17" collapsed, and 29.75" extended.. 99cents each, brand new, ( canadian dollars ).. good deal?



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Re: shocks..

A lot of OEM and replacement shocks dampen only on extension.

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Re: shocks..

just put one upright and the other upside down! You Might have to cut the metal gard off the one you put upside down though, so it does not collect mud and or water. (if it has a gard) Good Luck!

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Re: shocks..

No they do not have guards like stock shocks, and they have bumpstops on them...

I dont see how this would help dampening on compression, becuause either way the shock is going to extend or compress, (doesnt matter upside down or not)... So it would make no difference.

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Re: shocks..

I think that what CJ7 is sayin' is that since you're going to put two on each wheel anyway, make sure one on each wheel is upside down, that way you get the same compression up as you do down. It's a pretty good idea, really!

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Re: shocks..

ppilard, can you please explain this some more? I dont see how this will make any difference.

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Re: shocks..

Well, maybe I'm mistaken, but look at my pic I have attached. If you have different pressure for compression than you do for release, won't you have even it out for both if they are in this configuration?

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Re: shocks..

Most shocks are like this, I would mount them up and try it.
otherwise I think you are going to have a hell of a stiff
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Re: shocks..

No, i dont think it would make a difference. These shocks have more resistance on expansion than they do on compression.
So if you have 2 shocks mounted on the axle, one up side down, one up right, what will happen if the axle wants to move away from the frame, like when you flex? Both shocks will expand, and these shocks have more resistance on expansion than compression, whatever way their mounted. When your axle moves up, both shocks compress, so theres not that much resistance. Does this make any sence? I even tried it with 2 of the shocks here, makes sence to me.


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Re: shocks..

Ya know, you're right. Why the hell didn't I see this before. What was I thinkin'?! DUH! I'm gonna go back and edit all my previous posts so I don't look like such and idiot! ;^)

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