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Old 03-01-2008, 03:03 PM   #1
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Default Shocks bottom out

on jumps, the rear end doesn't spring back up as it should. any suggestions?
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Old 03-01-2008, 03:06 PM   #2
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on jumps, the rear end doesn't spring back up as it should. any suggestions?
new/stiffer springs.

put more spacers in the rear
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Old 03-01-2008, 06:30 PM   #3
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What weight oil are you running in your
rear shocks?
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Old 03-01-2008, 06:38 PM   #4
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How about thicker shock oil? any recommendations?
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Old 03-01-2008, 06:38 PM   #5
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don't remember, whatever it was that came with the original car. i don't race, so i don't really maintain the car.
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Old 03-01-2008, 06:50 PM   #6
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Sounds like a bent shaft most likely.
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Old 03-01-2008, 09:46 PM   #7
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what kind of car do you have. I bottomed out my shocks on an xray and my pistons crumbled! Freak accident if you ask me
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Old 03-02-2008, 09:23 AM   #8
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You gotta set the droop to limit the down-travel on the shocks (So they don't bottom out). Nothing seems to screw up shocks faster than bottoming them out.

I have forgotten to do this in the past and paid the price, now everytime I mess with the shocks, I readjust the droop to limit the downtravel to just before the shocks bottom out...

Hope this helps...

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