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Unread 10-27-2010, 09:50 AM   #1
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I just finshed installing a allsports 6" lift kit on my 2004 Precedent. I noticed that when i was reinstalling the front shocks that dont have any tension in them. When I push it up it stays there and when I pull it down it stays there. Arent they supposed to be springy? or are they supposed to be that way?
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Unread 10-27-2010, 11:15 AM   #2
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To often people think a shock is part of spring action when in fact stock shocks only function is to dampen up and down motion to help eliminating bounce. If you had a long travel lift it includes "spring over shocks" that would try and extend all the way when loose causing lift and then includes up and down motion dampening.
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Unread 10-27-2010, 11:18 AM   #3
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Old Mec you hit the nail on the head...... I had to find that out the hard way years ago and $45 later for a new set of shocks. So then I had a spare set. Haha
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Unread 10-27-2010, 11:38 AM   #4
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Unless leaking, shocks seldom need replacement.
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Unread 10-27-2010, 12:25 PM   #5
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Thanks for all the responses guys. You saved me lots of $$$
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Unread 10-27-2010, 03:01 PM   #6
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so if it goes in and stays in, its not bad. It just needs tension in bothe directions? what if I want my to push out, where would I find those, I know they do on a car when you install new ones.
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Unread 10-27-2010, 03:34 PM   #7
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I've installed shocks on many cars and never had them push out by there self, unless they have a coil spring around the out side of them, just like a cart shock
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Unread 10-27-2010, 04:41 PM   #8
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i just replaced front spring bushings on my 97 ds. the drivers side shock would push the a-arm back down when lifted, but the passenger side side would stay in place when lifted. the passenger side was a lot easier to manipulate than the drivers. am i wrong in assuming that the passenger shock is bad?
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Unread 10-27-2010, 04:51 PM   #9
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sonicj I assume you have the shocks off the cart, also do they have a spring around the outside of the shock?
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Unread 10-27-2010, 05:09 PM   #10
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I've installed shocks on many cars and never had them push out by there self, unless they have a coil spring around the out side of them, just like a cart shock
I put gas shocks on my golf cart and they DEFINITLEY push out and don`t have coils on them. Those were put on the rear. I have coil overs on the front. But standard shocks don`t push out or pull in, they just dampen the motion.

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