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Old 06-22-2013, 04:23 PM   #1
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Shock resitance, compression vs expanded.

I just bought new shocks for motor home. There's about 50 % less resistance when I compress the shock as compared to when I extend (pull up) on the shock.

Monroe Magnum gas shock

Hope I said that right. It's been a while since I replaced tube shocks. May be that's normal



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What brand? Some makers put a lot on compression and much less on rebound and others go the opposite way.
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It's a Monroe gas Magnum shock.

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Actually, that's about right. You want the wheel to move easily when you hit a bump and return at a more controlled rate. That keeps the unit from continuing to bounce. Some chasis tuners prefer to have almost no compression damping. The shock probably has some dynamic damping that kicks in as the response speeds go up.
Anyway,it's probably going to be a big help on the road.
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