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    front shocks

    What is the reasoning behind mounting the front shocks up side down? I bought all new shocks and springs and mine would work better right side up. Any help is appreciated!

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    Re: front shocks

    Damn, this place is dead.

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    Re: front shocks

    It should not matter at all for oil shocks with valves. The dampening is constant if the shocks are good. Valving will work either way as it will have resistance per valve going in and resistance per valve going out regardless of which end is up

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    Re: front shocks

    I'm using bilstein shocks, I already mounted them right- side up. I had an interference problem with the old shocks and new shocks, mounting them upside down so that's why I was asking.

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    Re: front shocks

    Thanks for the reply!

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    Re: front shocks

    The idea is with the shock "upside down" more of the weight is on the frame not the moving parts

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    Re: front shocks

    That makes perfect sense, thanks chuck.

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