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Difference Between Gas Shocks & Regular Shocks
by Hugo Hernan Buitrago Rios in Cars
A vehicle needs a way to control the bounce of the suspension as it is driven down the road. Car shocks, such as regular and gas types, are the components that control this bounce. Regular ShocksRegular shocks, or twin tube shocks, are built with a piston that moves up and down within the shock body. Inside the piston is hydraulic fluid that is subsequently pushed through small holes on the pis

How to Tell If I Need New Shocks?
by znotdead in Cars
The term "shocks" is the slang term for automobile shock absorbers. Your may test your shocks in a very basic and not particularly scientific way that gives a reasonable indication of your shocks' condition. Use this test to decide whether to replace your shocks.Difficulty:Moderately EasyInstructions Things You'll Need

Move to one corner of your car or truck an

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How to Tell if Shocks Are Bad
by orange-man in Cars
Shocks are mounted on almost anything with wheels. Shocks absorb the bumps in the road for a smooth ride. Shocks should be replaced every 75,000 miles. However, if you notice a decrease in ride quality, you may have a bad shock before then. You can test whether your shocks are good or bad very quickly yourself. No tools are required to perform this procedure, and it can be done at any time.Difficu
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How to Tell if Shocks Are Going Bad
by Lafe in Cars
Shocks are designed to induce resistance to movement of the body of the vehicle, resulting in a dampening effect on a rough surface. They have no effect on the height of the vehicle. Shocks are filled with hydraulic fluid and nitrogen in place of air. The size and type of pressure release orifices determine how well the shock operates.Difficulty:Moderately EasyInstructions Things You'll Need
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How to Put Oil in MGB Shocks
by walkur in Cars
The MGB is a compact British sports car that was first built in 1962 and last offered in 1980. It is now considered a collector's item. Most MGB models rely on hydraulic lever arm shock absorbers to cushion the suspension and provide control when the car hits a bump or depression in the road. Replacement hydraulic shock absorbers are still available from specialty firms that service MGB collectors
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How to Know If You Need Shocks on a Car
by nascentmind in Cars
Your car’s shocks are a crucial component to the car's suspension. They provide a comfortable (or sporting) ride and isolate the vehicle and its occupants from rough road conditions. Shocks generally last 50,000 to 60,000 miles and should be inspected regularly and replaced if they are worn. There are a few ways to determine if your car needs a new set of shocks.Difficulty:Moderately EasyIns
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How to Use Air Shocks
by Kneedragger in Cars
Air shock absorbers use a compressed air membrane to give more lift or dampening ability to an automobile's suspension. Adding air shocks can increase the stiffness and towing capability of a vehicle, but they should be used and maintained properly.Difficulty:ModerateInstructions Things You'll Need
Air compressor
Tire pressure gauge

Using air shocksCheck the pressure

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How to Add Air to Air Shocks
by Nate-X in Cars
Adding air to air shocks doesn't need to be complicated, and equalizing both shocks to each other will provide a smooth, level ride. The average backyard mechanic can add air to air shocks in about 10 minutes.Difficulty:ModerateInstructions Things You'll Need
Air compressor
Tire gauge

Check the current pressure of the air shocks. The shocks will have one or two check v

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How to Change Shocks
by xguru in Cars
If your vehicle doesn't stop bouncing after hitting a bump you may need new shocks or struts. While strut replacement is a job which requires special tools, making it a difficult repair for backyard mechanics, this is not true of changing shocks. This job requires only common tools and therefore is a great job for the home mechanic.Difficulty:Moderately EasyInstructions Things You'll Need
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The History of Oil Shocks
by Omer72 in Cars
Oil shocks, also knows as hydraulic shock absorbers, use a cylinder or housing to confine a fluid, which is acted upon by either a rotary vane and lever -- the earliest form -- or a tube-confined piston and seals. By slowing the fluid through small-orifice check valves inside the oil-filled chamber, the vehicle vertical suspension travel is damped both in bounce and rebound aspects. This results i
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