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Doetsch tech shocks

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by 73lndcrsr, May 13, 2003.

  1. 73lndcrsr

    73lndcrsr SILVER Star

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    Can Doetsch tech shock be mounted upside down? I seem to remember reading this somewhere, but i can't find it again.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. woody

    woody Internet Fireman Staff Member

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    my rears are can-up, outta switch the fronts...no problems with leakage. They are NOT 50-50 valved, so it does change dampening characteristics slightly.
     
  3. Trevor

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    I don't get it. This came up on CCOT's bulletin board a while ago. If a shock is valved for "X" in compression and "Y" in extension, those numbers are constant no matter if the shock is upside-down, downside-up, leftside-right, etc. Mounting a shock upside down doesn't change the fact that it is in compression when your suspension hits a bump.

    What am I missing?
     
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    hhhmm...It's been my understanding that the valving on a shock gets messed when positioned upside down...IIRC, rancho even states that for their 9000 series to work the can must be down...

    anyone else with info?!?
     
  5. bernefj60

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    I ran doestch tech's flipped on my first 40 - no adverse expereiences. Althought there might be some effects, i didn't notice any.

    Though i will say that will 36" bias ply Swampers, it's hard to notice anything but the tires.

    Rob