View Full Version : rear shocks installed wrong? 92 chevy
04-04-2005, 05:05 PM
i have a 92 chevy with a 5/7 drop, flip kit with 2" schackels in bad, my rear shocks have the shaft up " the skinny part that goes inside the shock" i was told that they are wrong and i need them install shaft down, is this right? will i get a lil better ride with them shaft down?
04-04-2005, 05:10 PM
the wider part, or the dust shield should be at the top.
04-04-2005, 06:56 PM
Some shocks are meant to be ran upside down but most shocks are not. It depends on what brand you have. Most of the time it's shiny side up.
04-04-2005, 09:00 PM
It all depends which shocks you have.
04-04-2005, 09:50 PM
there beltech on all 4 corners, i have the shinny side up, is this wrong?
04-05-2005, 07:17 AM
since it isnt hard to change them, run them the other way to see if it rides better
The DT's go the same way, shaft side up. The shock will have a stamped note that says "this side down". :read:
04-05-2005, 07:35 AM
there beltech on all 4 corners, i have the shinny side up, is this wrong?They go shaft up.
04-05-2005, 11:39 PM
ok so they should be installed right then? so does anyone else have problems with there back end being vary stiff in the rear, with a 5/8? is there anything i could do to make it ride a lil better? will it make a diff if i put the stock shackles back on? or maby just raise the back schackles up one notch so it would be a 1" drop and not a 2"?
04-06-2005, 06:32 AM
5-8 is really close to the C notch...maybe you are bottoming out, is that the ride you're talking about.
04-06-2005, 07:10 PM
well i have looked at the bump stops and there is no marks on them so i dont think i have hit them much if any, i do know when i hit a bump to hard i hit the pipes that go over the axle befor the cnotch, i dont know maby thats just the way the 5/8 rides stiff and not much travle.
04-06-2005, 08:23 PM
well i have looked at the bump stops and there is no marks on them so i dont think i have hit them much if any, i do know when i hit a bump to hard i hit the pipes that go over the axle befor the cnotch, i dont know maby thats just the way the 5/8 rides stiff and not much travle.Dump the exhaust at the muffler....My pipes used to hit the bed and drive me nuts, also did you notch the center of the bed support over the pumkin....that hits also and makes it feel like a hard ride.
04-06-2005, 10:35 PM
aaaaaahhhh the miracles of the "delete post" edit :D :look:
sorry for the misinformation there bud.... i remember putting mine on backwards the first time i did my truck...lol... and it rode like complete crap...
so don't listen to me anymore.:read: :D
04-06-2005, 10:45 PM
yeah ive got it cus and clean over the pumkin, yeah im thinkin of domping the muffs but i just dont want it to loud! maby this weekdn ill flip the springs and see what happens.
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