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rancho 5000 shocks ???help???

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 77ChevyK10, Sep 4, 2003.

  1. 77ChevyK10

    77ChevyK10 1/2 ton status

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    Will rancho 5000 shocks work as a Steering Stabilizer? i need a stabilizer and have no $$$ but have extra shocks. does anyone know? thanks for your help.

    Andrew
     
  2. wild-will

    wild-will 1/2 ton status

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    yeah sure they'll work
     
  3. bryguy00b

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    thats basicly all they are to begin with /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  4. HarryH3

    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

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    The only difference is in the valving. A steering stabilizer is valved 50/50, so the resistance to motion is the same in either direction. Most shocks are valved closer to 70/30, and compress easier than they extend so they can control the springs on rebound. I'd be surprised if you can feel the difference when using the shock as a stabilizer though, at least with power steering. /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    I'd be surprised if you can feel the difference when using the shock as a stabilizer though, at least with power steering.

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    Harry's right.... I've been running an old "shock" off a Dodge truck I took apart for about 2 years as a stabilizer /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif

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