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nismopath



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2018 5:46 pm    Post subject: Rear shocks or air lift Reply with quote

I have noticed lately that my rear suspension is a little soft. It doesn’t show that much on pavement of course but on gravel roads it’s much more obvious. I think I may need new shocks as I’m at 150k and the current ones look original. my question is..
Do I get rear shocks without getting new front shocks, or do I get an airlift to buy time before replacing all four at the same time?
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Thupertrooper



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Location: Mesa,AZ

PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2018 11:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Air lift will only stiffen the ride. If they don’t dampen you will need shocks.
Do the bounce test and see how many times it cycles.
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nismopath



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2018 1:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What’s the bounce test?
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Thupertrooper



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

nismopath wrote:
What’s the bounce test?


Google


https://youtu.be/J5Q_Sve9toM
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For me, if the shocks are suspect, I would replace them before installing air bags. You can replace the rears now and the fronts later, if you wish. Bilstein 4600's are a good choice for the rears; if you want to go with KYB, I'd go with the Gas-a-just. In the front, whenever you are ready for them, KYB Strut-plus strut assemblies are the way to go.
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