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Difference Between Gas Shocks & Regular Shocks
Category : 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

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How to Add Air to Air Shocks
Category : 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 Put Oil in MGB Shocks
Category : 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 Tell if Shocks Are Going Bad
Category : 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 Tell If I Need New Shocks?
Category : 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
Flashlight

Move to one corner of your car or truck an


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How to Tell if Shocks Are Bad
Category : 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 Use Air Shocks
Category : 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 Know If You Need Shocks on a Car
Category : 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 Remove VTX Shocks
Category : Cars
The Honda VTX motorcycle is a soft tail, which means that it has an independent rear suspension with a coilover shock to control the ride of the rear of the motorcycle. This makes the motorcycle more comfortable to ride, and easier to drive. If these shocks wear down, however, then the rear of the motorcycle will become more difficult to handle, and it could cause an accident. To fix the problem,

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Causes & Risks for Shocks
Category : Health
In addition to being incredibly uncomfortable, electrical shocks can be dangerous. A shock is the body's natural response to electrical currents passing through it, which can cause burns, muscle and bone damage and nervous system impairments. As Cornell University notes, an electrical current with a voltage as weak as 70V can potentially prove fatal. The precise effects of a shock, however, will v

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