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Thread: rear shocks, LIFE

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    rear shocks, LIFE

    how long do rear shocks and springs last. I know quality of the product plays a big roll here. let me ask if this seems right. I walk up to the back of my car and push down on it and it will push up and down 3 times then it stiffens up like a rock. is that normall. it pulls straight and gets good traction but I just want to make sure it is at its best without spending unnessary money. I believe these are going into there 5 season. I've only had the car 3 months so I don't know a lot about it.
    Thanks Andy

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    are these adjustable shocks?

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    Good question. Mine are almost 10 years old and I have not given it much thought.

    I do not have adjustabe rear shocks, but have been looking at them.

    Money well spent?

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    Should send them in to be check or rebuilt every 3 IMO
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    I think towing your racecar in the trailer is harder on shocks than taking it down the track. So if you tow a long distance to race, you should have them checked more often. JMO

    TS1955

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    I don't have any shocks. Except when I win, now thats a shock.
    No matter where you go, there you are.
    **IN GOD WE TRUST**

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    if they are adjustable, and are set stiff, or they are stock, and bounce like a basketball, then i would say they are bad. however it could be tricky by bouncing them, i think the rate (or speed) they are forced apart, determine the amount of dampening they apply. yep go for the adjustable if you can, help in chassis tuning. jmo

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    Thanks for the replys guys, sorry I'm a little late getting back to you all on the post but i've had other problems I'm trying to clean up , and yea they are adjustable shocks. I was currious if they were supossed to bonce twice before going stiff as a rock.
    Andy


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