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Time to get new rear shocks LOL

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by RubberTank, Mar 24, 2012.

  1. Mar 24, 2012 at 8:51 PM
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    RubberTank

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    well I have been debating on getting new shocks or not, but I was getting a little too crazy 4 wheeling the other day and did this.
    My question is though is how long will Ill be able to drive around like this, its gonna take me a few days to get new shocks ordered and on and I drive to and from work all week. Also I can only afford new rear shocks at the moment, Ill be fine to put some Bilstien 5160's on with stock front correct?

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  2. Mar 24, 2012 at 8:52 PM
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    jandrews

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    You can drive without shocks forever if you want to. It's just gonna be a little jittery.
     
  3. Mar 24, 2012 at 8:53 PM
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    TrdSurgie

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    how much lift do you have?
     
  4. Mar 24, 2012 at 8:54 PM
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    i have some stock ones if your interested haha they should work if you get the correct length... i nthink bfoster has them.
     
  5. Mar 24, 2012 at 8:55 PM
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    Did you actually break the shock? Or is the plastic cover just messed up? If it's just the cover, cut it off, you don't need it if you're ordering new shocks soon.
     
  6. Mar 24, 2012 at 9:09 PM
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    Remove the shock so that it doesn't damage the wheel and keep on driving until you get a replacement.
     
  7. Mar 24, 2012 at 9:35 PM
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    Im at stock height right now, I just ordered the bilstien 5100 set front and rear from downsouth motosports.

    Im not an expect on shocks but the metal rod pierced the plastic, im not too sure if its bent or not, ill have to tear of the plastic to see.
     
  8. Mar 24, 2012 at 9:57 PM
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    Dam that sucks what were you doing and 5100 are fine the 5160 are good but there over priced for what they are
     
  9. Mar 25, 2012 at 12:03 AM
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    Almost looks like the shaft got hot enough that it melted the plastic as the plastic got bunched up, somehow.
     
  10. Mar 25, 2012 at 1:01 AM
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    Hmm. On my monitor it looked like the rod broke and was sticking out... but now that I look closer it does look like things melted or something.
     
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