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Mad Mike
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2005 8:14 pm    Post subject: stock shocks Reply with quote

Hey is anybody out there find that the stock shocks bottom out when it's cold??I'm a parts man ,and if I sold shock like these stockies I'd be warranting shocks all the time. My sales man told me it's cause it's cold up here !! So what I drove a neon that didn't bottom out this much with 4 passengers.Anybody else with this problem , or should I go see about warranting THIS????? crazy jeep
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2005 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

never had that problem when ihad stok shoks
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2005 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How cold zit get over there??? Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2005 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

coldest ive had here been between 0-15 degrees F
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2005 6:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are they actually bottoming or just giving a harsh ride?

On both my TJ's with the stock shocks at below 15F the ride got rough. Its always been my impression that its the shock oil thickening during the colder periods. My 99 and 96 Dodge Rams did the same on stock shocks. All these shocks come out of the same plant in Mexico.

With the short wheelbase of a Jeep, any changes from normal can reflect an uncomfortable ride. Moreso than on a LWB vehicle. Living in New England and hitting a zillion frost heaves, I have been jarred many times threw the steering.

My OME shocks dont seem to be as badly effected by this as the stockers are. I have also had Edelbrok IAS shocks on my Rams and my 02 TJ. They are the best shock Ive ever installed on a vehicle......except in winter. The IAS valving went right in the poopshoot when the temps got down below freezing.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2005 8:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

WhatWasIThinkin wrote:
I have also had Edelbrok IAS shocks on my Rams and my 02 TJ. They are the best shock Ive ever installed on a vehicle......except in winter. The IAS valving went right in the poopshoot when the temps got down below freezing.

Good info Todd, I've been thinking about putting these on the F250.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2005 8:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm in AZ and despite it getting hot up in this piece, it gets hella cold too. But I have never had a problem with "stockies" bottoming out.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2005 11:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

WhatWasIThinkin wrote:

My OME shocks dont seem to be as badly effected by this as the stockers are.


Are the OME shocks a LOT softer than the OEM ones? The OEM ones are kidney busters, but they do help the ol' Jeep corner really well on the highway, just wondering what I'll give up if I go with the OME shocks...???


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2005 6:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My guess is as mentioned, that the viscosity of the oil increases, therefor creating a stiffer ride. But very weird things happen with extreme cold weather, that is for sure. My '02 stockers never bottomed out on me either when they were on.

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