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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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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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2005 OR Pathy V6 Volant CAI
Lift-Long Travel front(5+ lift)
Drop bracket rear 4" plus Armada springs and spacers.
Airlift1000(uneeded now) Longer 5100s.
Lokka front locker.
35s On Vision Rims.
Custom Dual Swing out rear bumper
Kenwood2m HAM Midland CB Firestik FreeSpritRecreation Series Small Canopy Roof Top Tent(If in the market DM for deals) ---
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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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