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Re: Rear shocks [Re: Greg2000] #801629 04/04/07 03:15 AM
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I never saw one designed to work properly upside down. There are valves, springs and gas pressure in there. I'm sure the shock engineers didn't think anyone would ever install one upside down.
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Re: Rear shocks [Re: Greg2000] #801630 04/04/07 07:46 AM
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Greg,

I typically install shocks on my CJ7 with the fat (reservoir) end down.

I have had shocks where the shock instructions said they could be installed either way.


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Re: Rear shocks [Re: Brown81CJ5] #801631 04/04/07 07:51 PM
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Getting the Wheeling Fever
I finally installed the lift! 2.25 inches higher. It took alot longer than expected. It looks and rides great, kinda rough over speed bumps though. Thanks to yall for the help and advise. Hope to post a pic of it soon.


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Re: Rear shocks [Re: Greg2000] #801632 04/05/07 12:42 AM
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So what is the proper way to install a shock. Over the years I have installed shocks both ways and cannot tell a difference. On my cj I have installed them with the fat side down(ground) and the skinny side up. To avoid the possibility of breaking the skinny rod. What are your thoughts. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

I could be wrong but i think you would want to put the "fat side" up because if it gets punctured it would be useless and i dont think that "skinny rod" breaks easily. Just a thought. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />


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Re: Rear shocks [Re: BobRowe] #801633 04/05/07 01:03 AM
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Greg,

I typically install shocks on my CJ7 with the fat (reservoir) end down.

I have had shocks where the shock instructions said they could be installed either way.


That was my thought that it didn't matter which way just personal preference. This is the same way I have them installed on my cj and they work great.

Re: Rear shocks [Re: JeepXJ88] #801634 04/05/07 01:04 AM
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So what is the proper way to install a shock. Over the years I have installed shocks both ways and cannot tell a difference. On my cj I have installed them with the fat side down(ground) and the skinny side up. To avoid the possibility of breaking the skinny rod. What are your thoughts. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

I could be wrong but i think you would want to put the "fat side" up because if it gets punctured it would be useless and i dont think that "skinny rod" breaks easily. Just a thought. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />


i never thought about the shock being punctured. Thanks for the thought <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cheers.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/patriot.gif" alt="" />

Re: Rear shocks [Re: Greg2000] #801635 04/05/07 02:10 AM
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Big Jim is right, Shocks are designed to be installed correctly. If installed inverted you can have problems with proper operation especially in two stage shocks. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cheers.gif" alt="" />

Re: Rear shocks [Re: RockJock] #801636 04/05/07 04:44 AM
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Greg2000 Offline
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On a two stage shock that makes sense. But on a single stage shock does it make any difference. That is the answer I am trying to get. I went around today and looked at several different vehicles. (I was bored) Ford, Chevy, Dodge they were all installed different. Whats up. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cheers.gif" alt="" />

Re: Rear shocks [Re: Greg2000] #801637 04/05/07 11:07 PM
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Some shocks are made to be mounted with the resevoir up and some down. The even make shocks that are set up to run horizontally. I don't think its a big deal and I know plenty of people who run them inverted. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/notooth.gif" alt="" />

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