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Old 04-27-2011, 10:42 PM   #29
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IIRC the AS shock has virtually no resistance to compression and a lot of dampening on extension (rebound). That's pretty unusual in the automotive world.
Hi, that is actually very common in the automotive world. Most of the factory shocks on Fords, that I know of and have owned, have very little dampening on the down stroke for a softer ride and more dampening on the up stroke to prevent more than one and a half oscillations per bounce or bump in the road. I prefer to have the shocks dampen in both directions because my vehicles tend to bottom out on some dips.
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Hi, that is actually very common in the automotive world. Most of the factory shocks on Fords, that I know of and have owned, have very little dampening on the down stroke for a softer ride and more dampening on the up stroke to prevent more than one and a half oscillations per bounce or bump in the road. I prefer to have the shocks dampen in both directions because my vehicles tend to bottom out on some dips.
I'm not saying that there isn't a difference in compression and extension on some auto shocks. I just remember being surprised at how little there was on the AS shocks. I always check for and purge air out of shocks before installation and the AS was much lighter on the compression than I recall any other shocks, at least in recent history. Certainly the "freeway floaters" of yesteryear are a different story.
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