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Old 05-30-2007, 09:43 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Red face my 76 f150 build.. flex shots page 6

ok, here's the deal.. I have a 76 f150 4x4 the I cut the bed off of & shortened almost 2 feet. I'm in the process of 3-linking the rear & puting stock xj coils on instead of leafs (too stiff w/ no weight in the back). then I remembered I had some pro comp MX6 shocks laying around that are pressurized to 300psi.
here is the question!! do you think the shocks alone will hold up the weight of the rear of the vehicle without having to use springs??
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Old 05-30-2007, 09:50 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I think you should give it a shot and report back to us
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Old 05-30-2007, 09:50 AM   #3 (permalink)
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yer good man.. run em.

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300psi...mx-6...DOOOO it!
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I have a friend running that set up now with success


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Old 05-30-2007, 12:29 PM   #6 (permalink)
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awsome.. thanx guys for the input..
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not to hijack, but along the same lines...

I have an old fire extinguisher laying around that we modified to use as a squirt gun.

can i fill it up with like 500PSI and use it for a powertank?
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can i fill it up with like 500PSI and use it for a powertank?
NO! You're insane!





co2 has a vapor pressure of 800psi
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awsome.. thanx guys for the input..

Not a problem man.
You might actually have too much pressure in those shocks though. To test, lay under the truck and have a buddy jump up and down on the back, it'll probably be too stiff.

This could be great
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Worked well for me, I am surprised more people dont do it.
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Old 05-30-2007, 03:39 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I know a guy on Jeeps Unlimited who did it; worked pretty well for him.

Let me see if I can find the link.


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Old 05-30-2007, 04:23 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Also, if you run them upside down, the nitrogen will be closer to the end of the stroke. This means that as the shaft passes through the oil it will pick it up on the valving disc and try to push it through the nitogen. Because the fluid does not compress it will try to pass through the oil with a mixing result.

The mixing is what your after. this makes tons of bubbles in the shock and creates an "air ride" quality just like those sleep number beds....

Your shocks do have adjustable numbers on it correct? I am a number 4, but my other wheeling buds are number 2's Pick the number that is write for you and the airation formula will result in a user specific ride.

So run the shocks CAN DOWN!!!!! Alot of ride number owners do not do this and it destroys the whole point of running a SHOCK! as a SPRING!
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So, this is playing nice on pirate now.
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i am thinking about doing this shock idea as well. it should be a best of both worlds solution.
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So, this is playing nice on pirate now.
Fawk you!!!


Here's that link on JU about running shocks as springs:
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Fawk you!!!


Here's that link on JU about running shocks as springs:
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Damn thats some bling there!

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Here's that link on JU about running shocks as springs:
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that took me to a GAY FORUM in a foriegn language thanks alot
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that took me to a GAY FORUM in a foriegn language thanks alot
Um, newsflash dude,


by clicking on JU you should have already known that it was going to be a gay forum in a foriegn language. Its JU, what were you expecting, tech?
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If you would have SEARCHED you would know that this is a very economical way to fabricate a flexy rear suspension all while keeping an incredibly low center of gravity!

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that took me to a GAY FORUM in a foriegn language thanks alot
My humblest apologies.
I can't believe that people actually click links in flame-the-newbie threads
Something must be wrong with TinyURL.
Worse yet, you thought you'd find tech on JeepsUnlimited
Let's see if I can fix it,
...and to trust a JU link when you're in a Toyota Forum
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I am so quick to click on a link, I realized that I had seen this like the other day after I had clicked on it.
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I am so quick to click on a link, I realized that I had seen this like the other day after I had clicked on it.
Glad I'm not the only idiot on here.

I did the exact same thing.
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Old 05-30-2007, 06:01 PM   #25 (permalink)
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by clicking on JU you should have already known that it was going to be a gay forum in a foriegn language. Its JU, what were you expecting, tech?
That's quotable right there.

*BACK ON TOPIC*

I'm running the exact same setup on my 77 and it works great. Not sure if it will work on your 76 though.
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