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aftermarket coilover vs stock/aftermarket strut

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Dark Knight, Jun 2, 2009.

  1. Jun 2, 2009 at 12:34 PM
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    Dark Knight

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    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?????:notsure:

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    Replacement strut
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  2. Jun 2, 2009 at 12:35 PM
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    adjustable the diff?
     
  3. Jun 2, 2009 at 12:38 PM
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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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    yes agreed there. In this case the question is just in general. Just so happened the pic to illustrate the coilover was a long travel version
     
  5. Jun 2, 2009 at 12:44 PM
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    I think he is talking about the shaft on the shock. I've wondered that as well.
     
  6. Jun 2, 2009 at 12:46 PM
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    bingo^^^
     
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    can't tell from the pic, but is it for using remote reservoirs?
     
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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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