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damage to 9000 adjuster

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Toledo, Aug 14, 2003.

  1. Toledo

    Toledo 1/2 ton status

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    Has anybody had trouble with the adjustments getting damaged on the front 60 location? Is it better to grind the shock mount down in order to locate the nob towards the mount and axle(forward) or just face it backwards and dont worry about it? If inward then how much did you have to take off to keep it from binding with flex?
     
  2. gokartergo

    gokartergo 3/4 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    I broke one of mine also.. I need to find out how much they are...
     
  3. Greg72

    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    One of my dials only goes to "4"....something is binding internally. It's been like that since new.

    My adjusters are on TOP so trail damage is not a concern.
     
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    ramjet gmc CK5 Staff Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    My adjusters are on TOP so trail damage is not a concern.

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    and the mall parking stops to /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif the sad truth is you have more off road miles then i do on the trucks /forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif
     
  5. Greg72

    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    My adjusters are on TOP so trail damage is not a concern.

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    and the mall parking stops to /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif the sad truth is you have more off road miles then i do on the trucks /forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif


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    If I have more miles than you .....that IS sad. I think I've logged a total of 4000 miles on my truck since I bought it (and 2000 miles of that was on the Moab road trip last year)...

    To be fair, about the only time it gets driven is to go to an offroad event.... I don't see much point in "commuting" with it at 4MPG. That would be roughly $20/day. /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif
     
  6. Toledo

    Toledo 1/2 ton status

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    Ya Greg I searched and saw some pics of yours with the body mounted on top. Why did you do it that way and is there a right way to mount these shocks? Body up or down?
     
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    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    9000s can be mounted either way according to Rancho (this is not ALWAYS true for all shocks)

    I liked the accessibility of the adjusters at the TOP vs. bottom and I figure the piston has a better chance of staying clean with gravity helping to pull gunk off it.

    I change my shock settings for street and trail, so the convenience of having them in easy reach is a plus.
     
  8. Toledo

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    unless I hear otherwise I think I will go with your way Greg.
     

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