rear shocks, LIFE

Old 06-23-2009, 11:21 AM
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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.
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Old 06-23-2009, 02:36 PM
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are these adjustable shocks?
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Old 06-23-2009, 04:09 PM
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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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Old 06-23-2009, 06:54 PM
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Should send them in to be check or rebuilt every 3 IMO
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Old 06-24-2009, 04:39 AM
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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

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Old 06-24-2009, 05:38 AM
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I don't have any shocks. Except when I win, now thats a shock.
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Old 06-24-2009, 05:57 AM
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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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Old 06-30-2009, 09:07 AM
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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.
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