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running w/ out shocks

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Bhintz, Jul 24, 2004.

  1. Bhintz

    Bhintz 1/2 ton status

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    got the chance to go wheelin tomorrow but dont have rear shocks, do you think this is a good idea /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
     
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    sapper 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    not really, when i did my shackle flip i went without rear shocks for a week or so, long story short, i drove over a speed bump at 10-15 mph and the rear end came off the ground because there was nothing to slow the springs or control the unloading of them.
     
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    It will be very difficult to control without shocks. Difficult to the dangerous probably. Front would be worse but rear is still bad. Be careful if you do it.
     
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    will I wont hit any speed bumps but I think ill drag my ass out of bed early and do get some gabriels from autozone
     
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    I put my shackle flip on in February and have run without shocks ever since. it bounces a little more but not uncontrollably.
     
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    You can drive without them, I havent put them back on the front and its pretty bouncy, but itll be even worse for you since you have softer springs. What the heck, give it a try. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Dont quote me on this but i believe hossbaby50 hasnt ran rear shocks in over a year and been on plenty of trails.Better safe than sorry though. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    I put my shackle flip on in February and have run without shocks ever since. it bounces a little more but not uncontrollably.

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    Exactly. I put my shackle flip on in october and havent run rear shocks since. I drive the truck everyday on the road, highway, over speedbumps, and offroad, and it hasnt seemed to affect anything yet. The rear end does tend to bounce a little more but like he said above, not uncontrolably. You just have to take speed bumps a little slower, mainly because the back of the truck wants to keep going up and down after you hit them. Other than that it is fine. I wouldnt lose sleep over putting rear shocks on, but thats just me I guess.
    -Harrison
     
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    BAJA_BLAZER 1/2 ton status Author

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    Unlike a coil spring or a torsion bar, leaf springs have a lot of friction between the leafs that really dampens spring oscillation. You won’t have any problems and will probably be surprised to find it is not that noticeable. I have driven many miles with no shocks at all on trucks, its no big deal.
     
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    i havnt had rear shocks in like 4 months and have been wheeling almost everyday, just watchout for potholes when ur going kinda fast or ull lose the back end(dont ask how i know) /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     

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