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ES3000 and ES9000 Q's

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Citizen Rider, Mar 15, 2006.

  1. Citizen Rider

    Citizen Rider 1/2 ton status

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    I have a set of ES9000's in front and ES3000's in back. My question is how do they mount up. Does it matter if the cylinder is on top or bottom?

    Currently i have them mounted up where the cylinder is ontop closest to the body and the shaft is connected to the axle.....is this correct? My buddy said hes always seen them mounted like this but i wasnt sure.....
     
  2. yoshisv

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    I have my shocks mounted just the opposite where the rubber boots are on top, But i realy dont think it matters.
     
  3. koldsimer

    koldsimer 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I'm pretty sure that it matters for both of those shocks. Body goes on the bottom and the shaft is up top. Besides, wouldn't there be fitment issues with the body being next to (hitting) the frame? Did you get longer shocks with your kit?
     
  4. Citizen Rider

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    I got the longer shocks. And they dont look like they will hit. Which i havent really had the axle flexed but it doesnt look like it. Now im not lookin forward to moving the front bushings around cause its a wider bushing for the mount. And was a PITA getting the small bushing out and the big one in. ug
     
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    The shock body goes down and the shaft up. On those shocks if you reverse them they will fail quickly.
     
  6. 85mudblazin

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    Yep, only on the rancho 9000's can you install them upside down.
     
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    I used to run the pro comp shocks and i think it even tells you on the shock body this side down. Take a look on the body and see if that is there.
     

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