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Unread 10-04-2013, 10:11 AM   #1
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Default Adjusting Rear Shocks 2008.5 Precedent

I have been noticing lately that when my cart is running on a smooth service, there is a "wobble" I guess I would say. Like when a wheel is not balanced.

I was doing some body work on the cart and noticed that the rear left shock was loose. The shock extension was only holding on by a couple of threads and the everything was just really loose. The right side seems to be fine.

Well, when tightening everything up the shock extension just snapped. I guess I overtightened.

My question is how tight should everything be? Should I throw some blue loctite on there to keep it from coming loose in the future? I just want to make sure both sides are adjusted properly and level to keep the ride smooth and true.
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Unread 10-04-2013, 10:15 AM   #2
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Default Re: Adjusting Rear Shocks 2008.5 Precedent

Our rule of thumb at work was; Tighten it until it gets loose then back it off a quarter turn. :)
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Our rule of thumb at work was; Tighten it until it gets loose then back it off a quarter turn. :)
I'm a little confused about the terms "tighten until it gets loose" Can you please explain? I'm a pharmacist...I have pretty good mechanical comprehension, once something is explained, but I'm baffled right now.
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I'm a little confused about the terms "tighten until it gets loose" Can you please explain? I'm a pharmacist...I have pretty good mechanical comprehension, once something is explained, but I'm baffled right now.
. . . he's messing with you . . . "tightening until it gets loose" is stripping the bolt . . . and blue loctite is fine on any bolt/thread . . .
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. . . he's messing with you . . . "tightening until it gets loose" is stripping the bolt . . . and blue loctite is fine on any bolt/thread . . .
Ah...I see! So tighten just until it's snug and throw some blue loctite on there to keep it from backing off and I should be good to go. Thanks!
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you want to put blue locktite on the threads first before you put the nut on the bolt then tighten............
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you want to put blue locktite on the threads first before you put the nut on the bolt then tighten............
Funny.......
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Seriously, that is correct.
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Seriously, that is correct.
Agreed.
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Unread 10-08-2013, 12:40 PM   #10
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Seriously, that is correct.
I get that it's correct, but the response was sarcastically oversimplified. I appreciate the humor.
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