Buying Used Shocks

1992f150

Well-Known Member
Joined
Dec 23, 2001
Posts
373
RDC Crypto
0
Location
Azusa, Shame of the foothills
Website
www.y2khai.com
Going to the swapmeet tomarow, and wanting to pick up some shocks for the rear of my truck. Anyone post some tips on what to look out for when buying used shocks? They will be standard racing shocks with res, not bypass or c/o's or anything.
Thanks alot.

Azusa: shame of the foothills<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1>Edited by 1992f150 on 06/29/02 03:29 PM (server time).</FONT></P>
 

ntsqd

Well-Known Member
Joined
Sep 17, 2001
Posts
2,429
RDC Crypto
28
Location
Here
So was that you @ about 8:00am hauling one of those by-passes walking next to the guys rolling some swampers out to the parking lot ?

I saw one set of 7100's with remotes. The guy seemed pretty set on his price of $150 each when Baja Concepts sells them new for $170 each. They were very fresh, but for $40 I'll get some I know haven't been hammered. Somebody got 'em, they were gone on the next pass thru.

TS

"It only seems kinky the first time"
-- Bumpersticker seen in Lost Wages
 

frankh

Well-Known Member
Joined
Apr 1, 2001
Posts
2,537
RDC Crypto
77
Location
ventura,ca
Website
www.n2sracing.com
Buying used shock in a crap shoot, You do not know what in side. But I would look at the shaft for any rock ding, the hiems (sp?) and cycle it a few time and see if any oil comes out on the shaft. just your basic stuff.
 

orvacian

Well-Known Member
Joined
Feb 8, 2002
Posts
420
RDC Crypto
1
Location
O.C. ,CA
Website
www.home.earthlink.net
You would normally want to check for leaks but if they were just cleaned......... I would also inspect the shafts closely for nicks, dents or scratches. If it is a monotube shock the body should not have any dents at all. If it is a gas shock it I would like to see it pressurized. Check the heims for wear. Move the shaft in and out and feel for any friction or tight/loose spots in its travel. Did I miss anything?
 
Top