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 Posted: 01-03-2007 02:42 am
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Mark Rosenbaum
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As I recall from my early years, a conventional hydraulic shock in good condition offers considerable resistance to motion -- so much so that it might take 3-15 seconds to fully compress or extend the shock.  A shock that moves easily from end to end is almost certainly bad.

As for the rubber bushings, those used to be commodity items and should still be readily available from the major auto parts stores.  Take the old ones in for use as samples, and your parts guy should be able to provide something that will work well.

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 Posted: 01-03-2007 03:40 am
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Art DeKneef
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Thanks Mark. That's what I thought also. Especially with these shocks I expected more resistance then I got. It's been so long since the last time I tried that with new shocks, I couldn't remember what the differences might be.

I guess I'll be buying some new shocks.

Art

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 Posted: 01-11-2007 08:47 pm
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I did happen to find Koni shocks on my car, however, they have rust all over the surface, they still appeared to work, however.... it might have been the body flex due to the lack of a frame... ;)

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