[DML] Re: Spring rate (bad shocks)
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[DML] Re: Spring rate (bad shocks)



It is also possible they are dry because all of the oil leaked out and dryed up. On British cars there is a famous saying,"If it stops leaking it's time to check the level!" Shocks are designed for a suspension set-up taking into account the spring rate, unsprung weight, sprung weight, resonance, ride height, suspension travel, etc. It is a science and it is not easy to just pick a shock and stick it in just because it fits. After 25 years even if the shock still has oil in it the oil could have changed it's viscocity. Even NOS shocks are suspect. If you change the spring you should change the shock to match it, that's why these things are sold in sets. You also always change the whole axle NEVER only one side. Otherwise now you are a suspension engineer and designer.
David Teitelbaum
vin 10757



--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "welmoedj" <welmoedj@...> wrote:
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> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "cruznmd" <racuti1@> wrote:
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> > The shocks aren't leaking. They're bone dry and the car doesn't bounce. Since everyone I've talked to has ruled out worn springs, I can only conclude that they are simply a softer ride than I'd like.
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