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upside down shocks

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by desertrat67, Sep 26, 2004.

  1. desertrat67

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    Can most shocks be run upside down or are they designed to be run body down? I don't want to get my rear mounts on the axle relocated. Right now the body gets crushed against the axle tube.
     
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    most shocks are not able to be mounted both ways. Your standard Rancho or Skyjacker shocks must be body down or they won't function properly.
     
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    Rancho 9,000 series can be mounted upside down. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Rancho 9,000 series can be mounted upside down. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

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    "As a rule you should not run a dual-tube shock like this RS9000 upside down. Monotube gas shocks such as a Bilstein can be mounted with the shock can up or down, but most dual-tube shocks will develop an inch or more of “dead space” where an air pocket forms if you mount them improperly. Bottom line: Mount the shocks in the orientation the manufacturer recommends." -4WheelOffroad.com

    http://www.4wheeloffroad.com/techarticles/67238/index1.html
     
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    my DTs are twin tube, and the manufacturer says its no problem to mount them either way...

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    thats doestsh, doetch, doesth, tech right?
     
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    You better go look at Rancho's website, they say the 9,000 series shocks can be mounted in either direction. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    thats doestsh, doetch, doesth, tech right?

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    thats affirmative.

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    You better go look at Rancho's website, they say the 9,000 series shocks can be mounted in either direction. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

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    I think I've heard you CAN but they operate better in the normal way. I am completely blanking on reasoning so unless someone says otherwise I must be wrong /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif
     

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