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ratfink4545 11-23-2009 04:08 PM

How do i tell if i need to replace a shock?
 
I was wheeling the other day and broke my rear shock mount, and i think i may have damaged my shock. Its a skyjacker nitro 8000, wich is a decent shock, and i wasnt doing anything rediculous. It really should be fine, but how do i tell if i need to replace it?

Ray - San Jose 11-23-2009 04:09 PM

If it leaks, is bent, or bounces to much you should replace it. The old rule of thumb was 1.5 bounces max on a hard push down on the bumper.

ratfink4545 11-23-2009 04:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ray - San Jose (Post 493816)
If it leaks, is bent, or bounces to much you should replace it. The old rule of thumb was 1.5 bounces max on a hard push down on the bumper.

it isnt leaking, and its no longer attatched to the axle since the mount broke, and i dont have a welder but dont want to pay someone to fix it just to find out i have to replace it.

it would be hard to tell if it is bent without taking it off, but its definately not bent bad

Ray - San Jose 11-24-2009 11:17 AM

If the mount is busted off the shock, then replace the shock. If it's busted off the Jeep, then you're going to have to fix that anyway, so it doesn't hurt to fix it and then figgure out if you need to replace the shock.


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