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New shocks not extending

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by SkyHighTacoma, Dec 17, 2010.

  1. Dec 17, 2010 at 5:30 PM
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    SkyHighTacoma [OP] Josh

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    Well I bought some Roungh Country 8000 series hydraulic rear shocks for now (money is tight) and I took them out to look at them and they were compressed with nothing holding the ends together. And they wont extend unless I manually pull em. I havent seen anything like this and dont want this to be a dumb question, but is this normal for these shocks? And being that its already friday Im sure I cant call untill monday and ask, so I figured I just ask here. :confused:
     
  2. Dec 17, 2010 at 5:35 PM
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    If they are not nitrogen charged shocks they will not extend on their own.
     
  3. Dec 17, 2010 at 5:43 PM
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    SkyHighTacoma [OP] Josh

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    But I bought the hydraulic shocks WITHOUT the nitrogen upgrade, does it matter? And I read on a Tundra forum that this guys Rancho shocks didnt extend on there own either, and that was suppose to be (normal) for those shocks. Dont know if thats true, Im just confused as hell.. :(
    Heres the link.. http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2-Re...ptZMotorsQ5fCarQ5fTruckQ5fPartsQ5fAccessories
     
  4. Dec 17, 2010 at 5:47 PM
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    Nitrogen in shocks keeps the shock fluid from foaming by putting pressure on it. The pressure will cause the shock to extend on it's own. Since you bought non nitrogen charged shocks there is no pressure inside so they will not extend. It is normal.
     
  5. Dec 17, 2010 at 5:51 PM
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    Ohh okay I see now. So its safe to go ahead and put these shocks on along with my lift? Sorry for the dumb questions, But I gotta learn some how. :D
     
  6. Dec 17, 2010 at 5:52 PM
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    Yes as long as they are made to work with a lift.
     
  7. Dec 17, 2010 at 5:57 PM
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    Yes they are. At least thats what I have read and gathered from research. Thanks for the help! I felt stupid for alil bit haha. But I googled the difference and got a better understand between the two different type of shocks. I appreciate the help. :)
     
  8. Dec 17, 2010 at 6:00 PM
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    Good luck man.
     
  9. Dec 17, 2010 at 6:03 PM
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    Thanks man! I should have my lift on by next week sometime and will have pics up in my build! :D
     
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