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Old 05-22-2006, 06:35 PM   #1
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How can you tell if you received Nitrogen Shocks as opposed to Gas Shocks. I bought a kit from Rough Country and upgraded to the Nitrogen shocks but i dont know how to tell if i actually got them. I got a feeling they are gas shocks but who knows. Any help is appreciated..thanks

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Hey Mike, I just want to say that I have the Rough Country 4" lift, and have used their shocks without any problem. Just wondered why you chose the more expensive Nitrogen shocks?

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The deal was i can upgrade my gas shocks to the nitrogen shocks for only 20 dollars so ofcourse thats what i did. Now im just curious to see if i actually received them...?
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I am not sure how to tell the two apart, without looking it up on the internet. I have been very happy with the stock shocks.
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Alright buddy, i appreciate your help anyways. I have 4 black shock boots for free that came with the lift. If anybody is lookin for some send me a PM. You can come pick them up or just pay 4 dollars to cover shipping.
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It's easy to tell nitrogen shocks from hydraulic shocks. Nitrogen shocks will always expand on their own to their fully extended length when not mounted. If you push a nitrogen shock together, it will push back and expand back out as soon as you release the pressure on it.

Hydraulic shocks will stay put at whatever length you push or pull them to.
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hey, i dont know what a PM is but I need some shock boots cuz i am looking at a black mountain 4 inch suspension lift that is 500 dollars and it says "shock boots not included"...i will take them...but i will have to pay you 4 bucks to cover shipping...get back to me cuz i would really like those shock boots!
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A PM is a private message, accomplished by clicking on his name, and you will have several options after that.
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It's easy to tell nitrogen shocks from hydraulic shocks. Nitrogen shocks will always expand on their own to their fully extended length when not mounted. If you push a nitrogen shock together, it will push back and expand back out as soon as you release the pressure on it.

Hydraulic shocks will stay put at whatever length you push or pull them to.

Thanks for the class their Jerry. That is very good information you gave, and I appreciate you helping out.
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hey, i dont know what a PM is but I need some shock boots cuz i am looking at a black mountain 4 inch suspension lift that is 500 dollars and it says "shock boots not included"...i will take them...but i will have to pay you 4 bucks to cover shipping...get back to me cuz i would really like those shock boots!
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Shock boots are just something that will help trap dirt, sand, & debris inside the shock strut area which can cause the shock seal to fail prematurely. No, boots don't keep such contaminants out, they do more to trap them in. I sure won't run them even though admittedly they do look cool.

And thanks for the thanks bluvikng, you're very welcome!
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Yea thanks for your help. THANK GOD i got nitrogen shocks. What are some of the positive and negative aspects of nitrogen as opposed to gas?
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Yea thanks for your help. THANK GOD i got nitrogen shocks. What are some of the positive and negative aspects of nitrogen as opposed to gas?
Nitrogen shocks are gas shocks, they are one and the same. The gas used in gas-charged shocks is nitrogen.

The other kind of shock is a hydraulic which is hydraulic fluid-filled.

Gas shocks were invented for racers who noticed the tendency for standard hydraulic shocks to cavitate and lose their effectiveness when confronted with long periods of high speed up-down shock movements that happen during races. Generally speaking, they are stiffer riding than hydraulic shocks. Most high performance sports cars come standard with gas charged (nitrogen) shocks and most are pretty stiff. The exception to the stiffer ride rule is the OME and one particular model of Bilstein, so far as shocks for Jeeps go. Nitro shocks like Skyjacker Nitros and Rough Country Nitros are commonly thought of as extremely stiff riding.

Hydraulic shocks are, again, fluid filled. A piston moves up and down through the fluid which dampens the action of whatever is connected to it. Examples of hydraulic shocks are most Ranchos, Doestch Tech, Monroes, ProComps, Rubicon Express Monotubes, and any remote reservoir shock. Generally speaking, most of these hydraulic shocks ride better than a gas (nitrogen) charged shock. Notable exceptions include the Rancho R5000 and ProComp ES-3000 hydraulic shocks which are as stiff as the stiffest gas-charged shocks. The Rancho R5000 and ProComp ES-3000 shocks are so stiff because their manufacturers valved them for heavier vehicles and don't make versions valved for the lighter Jeep.

Hope this clarifies the hydraulic vs. gas charged shock thing.
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A quick correction to a typo in the above is that not all external reservoir shocks are hydraulic. A Fox external reservoir shock is just one good example of a nitrogen charged external reservoir shock.
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Alright got ya. Thanks for clearin that up for me.

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