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Re: Front Shock snubbers
Posted by: isucorvair ()
Date: November 17, 2020 06:54AM

What I can tell you:

On a 66 Coupe, lowered 2 full coils in front, on old shocks, and full sized bumpers, it will bottom out hard enough that it starts to force the shock body up through the bumper. My shocks made it about halfway through before I replaced everything. I cut about an inch out of the "new" used bumpers I put back in, and things seem to be better. I hit the bumpers much less, and don't ever bottom out the front end (unless I have really really short tires)


Eric P.
DeWitt, IA

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Re: Front Shock snubbers
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: November 17, 2020 07:10AM

"it will bottom out hard"
"don't ever bottom out"
I'm confused?

Joel
Northlake, TX
5 Ultravans, 113 Corvairs and counting...

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Re: Front Shock snubbers
Posted by: isucorvair ()
Date: November 17, 2020 08:54AM

joelsplace Wrote:
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> "it will bottom out hard"
> "don't ever bottom out"
> I'm confused?

With the bumpers in place, full height, when I hit a bump, it would smash the top of the shock into (through) the upper shock bumper.

After trimming the bumpers, again, on a 2 coils-lowered car, I dont seem to hit the bumpers, but also dont drag on the ground on those same bumps (one is a rail road crossing 1 block from my house, so I travel over it often).

Eric P.
DeWitt, IA

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Re: Front Shock snubbers
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: November 17, 2020 10:00AM

Ok. I see the confusion. I've been using "bottom out" to describe the suspension hitting the stops at full travel. If some are using it to mean some part of the car besides the tires hitting the pavement then I would agree that is very bad.

Joel
Northlake, TX
5 Ultravans, 113 Corvairs and counting...

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