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Old 06-29-2013, 12:21 PM   #1
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Expand Shocks?

Hey guys.
I just got a set of Skyjacker Hydro 7000 shocks and a steering stabilizer.

I've done numerous shock and strut jobs. Whenever I get a new set they come compressed with a rubber cord holding them shut, cut the cord and the shocks firmly expand.

These don't expand on their own. I have to pull them open. They also don't offer much resistance pushing them closed. If I had pulled these out of an old car, I would think they were shot.

The original factory shocks still expand and compress the way I think they should. But they are 15 years old and loaded with heavy scale rust.

Are These shocks some different design?

I would also NOT buy anything from the seller again.

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Old 06-29-2013, 12:38 PM   #2
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I thought you have to turn the nut on the top to get them to expand for the first time... I did that on my Ranchos.

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Old 06-29-2013, 12:41 PM   #3
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The shocks and struts you are referring to are nitrogen charged shocks. The skyjacker hydros are just hydraulic shocks, and are also possibly one of the worst shocks I have seen. I currently have then, and will be replacing them with a good set of nitrogen charged bilstein 5100's. I would steer clear of anything skyjacker in the future.
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Old 06-29-2013, 12:42 PM   #4
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I've seen that before. Either twist a nut or the shaft. No nut on these, and I did twist the shafts.
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The shocks and struts you are referring to are nitrogen charged shocks. The skyjacker hydros are just hydraulic shocks, and are also possibly one of the worst shocks I have seen. I currently have then, and will be replacing them with a good set of nitrogen charged bilstein 5100's. I would steer clear of anything skyjacker in the future.
For inexpensive soft shocks they rated pretty high amongst owner at another forum's polls.
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Old 06-29-2013, 12:47 PM   #6
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For inexpensive soft shocks they rated pretty high amongst owner at another forum's polls.
Alright. I'm just stating my personal experience with them.

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