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Old 02-25-2011, 09:06 PM   #29
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A non-gas non-air shock is designed to use gravity for the fluid internally. Position a vertical shock in a non-verticle or inverted position and it will not operate corectly. Like putting a verticle shock in a mostly horizontal position. It will look pretty and not do much movement dampening. (A shock absorber's only function)

And with new torsion axles not sure you will notice much difference with or with out a shock. So I have been told.

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Lahrfarm,
I took an original shock (while replacing the axle) measured both the compressed length and the extended length. I took this info to NAPA,they have a book with all these specs and purchased two.
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Old 02-25-2011, 10:12 PM   #31
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Lahrfarm,
I took an original shock (while replacing the axle) measured both the compressed length and the extended length. I took this info to NAPA,they have a book with all these specs and purchased two.
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That works well for pre-'67 units.

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OK so the non gas shock will not work correctly horizontal. The Monroe gasmatic is a gas shock, I would guess by the name, so would'nt it likely work? Are any modern shocks "non gas"?
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Old 02-25-2011, 11:37 PM   #33
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You have a horizontal shock for your trailer. The internal valving is different to accomodate the unique mounting of this shock.The only source that I am aware of for that shock is an Airstream dealer. This design was created by Airstream to save interior space.

1966 and older units (like Tim's) have a vertical mounted shock. Get the dimensions and mounting correct and most traditional shocks will work. I used NAPA as well as a source for my '66 Overlander.

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OK so the non gas shock will not work correctly horizontal. The Monroe gasmatic is a gas shock, I would guess by the name, so would'nt it likely work? Are any modern shocks "non gas"?
Why take a risk with a product that your not sure of?

Certainly, the OEM shocks are cheap enough from several dealers below $30.00 each.

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I admit my brain does'nt completely understand the engeneering or buy it. I will however go with the experience represented on this forum and buy OEM shocks. They're all the same price. My dad always said dont ask the question if you wont accept an answere.
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I admit my brain does'nt completely understand the engeneering or buy it. I will however go with the experience represented on this forum and buy OEM shocks. They're all the same price. My dad always said dont ask the question if you wont accept an answere.
Great choice.

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What angle did you order your axles 22.5 or 35 and how many lbs as well?

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Thanks, I am having my made at north Texas running gear in Rockwall TX.
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Andy just curious, what purpose do the shocks serve on a torsion axle?
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Andy just curious, what purpose do the shocks serve on a torsion axle?
They add additional shock absorbing, as their name implies.

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They add additional shock absorbing, as their name implies.

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Duh Andy if shock absorbers absorb shocks then I guess air conditioners condition the air,water pumps pump the water and water heaters heat the water etc. Pretty simple stuff then right? The name says it all.
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