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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-11-2001, 09:40 PM
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expander shocks!!

well texas A&M explained to me how to get the correct measurements on my shocks! problem is it all did not quite sink in!! does anyone know how to put it into retard form cause he said if I got the compressed length wrong it will destroy the shock!!

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Re: expander shocks!!

You have a Sring under right? if so, take off your shocks and jack one front tire and the opisite rear tire till it can't go up anymore with out lifting a tire. measure the distance between the shock mounts. Get a shock that fits that measurement.

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Re: expander shocks!!

that wont work unless the axle is touching the bump stop... and i dont get how you can jack the truck up without lifting a tire...

the point is not to get a shock that will be too long when its compressed... if the compressed length of the shock is longer then the distance between the mounts when the axle is touching the bump stop, its bye bye shock

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Re: expander shocks!!

Sorry I will be clearer. With out lifting both tires on the same axle. so two oposite tires in the air and two on the ground. Or you can do the front and then the rear. I am going to stay out of this I have a feeling that you are fustrated with billy and I don't want to get involved.

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Re: expander shocks!!

yeah, that makes sense... as long as the bump stops are touching you can take a measurement...

and this is one of the first topics i havent been irritated because its actually a viable question

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Yea, I hear ya. [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

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Re: expander shocks!!

thanx guys! the only reason I was getting confused was I had one person telling me to do what JHS told me to do and texasA&M telling me to do all this subtracting and measuring!!! got it now though thanx a lot!

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