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Shocks and Steerring Stabilizer

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Kiqman, Jun 6, 2005.

  1. Kiqman

    Kiqman 1/2 ton status

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    Had my 89 k5 with 3" lift and 33" tires for about 10 years. I've had the same shocks/stabilizer the entire time. Never replaced shocks and don't even know how to tell when they're in need of replacement? I got some great tips for making the k5 ride tighter by working on balljoints/tierods but I'm wondering how much of my sloppy ride is maybe due to shocks/stabilizer?
     
  2. mudslinger99

    mudslinger99 1/2 ton status

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    I would say after 10 years it would be a good idea to replace them...But if you really want to tell if there bad pull 1 off and compress it with your hands.. It should be hard to compress, if you can sqeeze them together without much effort then they are shot...
     
  3. blazerpro79

    blazerpro79 1/2 ton status

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    well it depends if they are pressurised shocks... (gas or liquid) liquid shocks you can compress, gas or nitrogen shocks are very hard to compress. gas shocks will even stay compressed if you do it by hand.
     

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