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 Post subject: worthwhile buying shocks?
Posted: Sun Feb 27, 2011 10:25 pm 
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ok cars a xr6, ive lowered it with springs and ive been told from various shops that once its lowered it should have short shocks fitted to reduce double bounce.
just wanna see if anyone has done it before and what pros and cons they got from it
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 Post subject: Re: worthwhile buying shocks?
Posted: Sun Feb 27, 2011 10:33 pm 
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i thought the only reason for the short travel shocks was so the spring wont fall out when the shock is extended.

 

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 Post subject: Re: worthwhile buying shocks?
Posted: Sun Feb 27, 2011 11:11 pm 
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they say that when you lower the car the standard shock is half compressed, and that causes it to be half as effective, so using the shorter shocks fixes this. but this is what ive been told from the shops how sure how effective and true it is

 

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 Post subject: Re: worthwhile buying shocks?
Posted: Sun Feb 27, 2011 11:24 pm 
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Better then average chance if you dont run shorter shocks when you lower a car you will bottom out on the shocks internal bumpstop causing a s**t ride.

 

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 Post subject: Re: worthwhile buying shocks?
Posted: Tue Mar 01, 2011 6:17 pm 
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ok so who has a lowered BA, and has fitted shocks to it AFTER they lowered it, and what difference did you notice.

the brand im using is a generic brand, called ultima or something, they have the same internals as konies

 

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 Post subject: Re: worthwhile buying shocks?
Posted: Tue Mar 01, 2011 6:20 pm 
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Benny D wrote:
i thought the only reason for the short travel shocks was so the spring wont fall out when the shock is extended.


you lose.

when your car is lowered a decent amount you have more of a chance of bottoming out your shocks/hitting bump stops

 

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 Post subject: Re: worthwhile buying shocks?
Posted: Tue Mar 01, 2011 7:02 pm 
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i know the car does touch, not rest, touch. the bump stops (rubber ones on the rear arms & front shocks). well im planning on buying the rear ones pretty soon, ill fit em and see how it goes. only thing im worried about is if the ride is gonna be mega firm, causing it to slip more in the wet and feel every single bump on the road.

 

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