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Old 06-02-2009, 12:34 PM   #1
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aftermarket coilover vs stock/aftermarket strut

so I have been noticing, why on aftermarket coilovers is the center rod (sorry dont know exactly terminology) going from the bottom up when compressing, but a regular/stock/lift replacement strut has the center rod going from the top down when compressing?????

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Old 06-02-2009, 12:38 PM   #3
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I would think it would be a big difference since one is long travel has a longer arms
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Old 06-02-2009, 01:04 PM   #7
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can't tell from the pic, but is it for using remote reservoirs?
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Old 06-02-2009, 02:43 PM   #8
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For the most part, It just depends on the manufacture, and what part of the shock they want to have the adjusting collers on.
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The difference is because there is less unsprung weight on an inverted shock unlike on our "typical" Tacoma strut setup. An inverted shock has the bulk of it's weight bolted to the shock mount and the unsprung weight is only the shaft. Probably makes no difference to most of us who drive on the street, I don't think 99% of us would feel anything. On a race setup, it will make a difference.
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