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Mixing shocks

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by tacovic, Apr 25, 2011.

  1. Apr 25, 2011 at 4:41 PM
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    tacovic

    tacovic [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Im picking up some used ome nitro shocks and 881 springs for a good deal. Would it be bad to buy new shocks for the rear? Also would it be bad to mix brands?
     
  2. Apr 25, 2011 at 4:45 PM
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    Nope...You can mix and match brands and you can have different front any back. I think the only thing I wouldn't do is mix side to side....
     
  3. Apr 25, 2011 at 4:47 PM
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    it will not be"bad" you will just get a ride that will not be as controlled if you where to get matching shocks.
    If the front is a 46mm piston gas charged mono and the rear was a smaller piston gas charged twin tube design that has less control then it may upset the truck going over certain uneven pavements or ruts.
     
  4. Apr 25, 2011 at 4:52 PM
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    Well I might just go with OME in the rear too. Are they much more than the billies for just the rear?
     
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