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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-31-2010, 11:02 AM Thread Starter
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air shocks

Just installed a set of monroe air shocks next to the stock shocks, works great, got tired of the back end bottoming out when i have 4 people in it. this gives me the ability to adjust the ride and it's a lot cheaper than new shocks. anyone else try this?
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-31-2010, 05:10 PM
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Sounds like a good idea. where did you get these from and what part no. are they?
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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-31-2010, 07:33 PM
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they will help with the weight but will fade fast when hauling ass threw the desert
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post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-31-2010, 08:38 PM
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they will help with the weight but will fade fast when hauling ass threw the desert

I agree for just putting around they are fine, but once they heat up they tire out real fast.... Nice idea though!
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those things will make your car kick like a mma fighter or a soccer player
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post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-31-2010, 09:34 PM Thread Starter
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for anyone interested i downloaded the monroe specs and found the ones that worked for me, they were for a 1968 vw part # ns ma803. same length and travel as the stock ones. i agree may not be for racing but for traveling with the family and being able to adjust the ride they work fine.
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post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-31-2010, 09:37 PM Thread Starter
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remember they are being used as an assist, not as the main suspention. i only have 30 lbs. in them and they raised the rhino up 2 inches.
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post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-31-2010, 09:38 PM
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good deal there.. not everyone can afford those expensive shocks that are on the market
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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-31-2010, 09:40 PM
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That's a great idea... i don't have a 4 seater but when i did, i wish i knew about this... maybe i'd still have the 4 seater today. I like when people come up with great ideas like this. looks like it'll work well
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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-04-2010, 06:15 PM
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Did you fab those mounts or are they store purchased? Also did the shocks come black or white? Looks good great idea.
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post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-04-2010, 09:00 PM Thread Starter
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yes i fabed the brakets out of 2" square tubing and the shocks came black. i tried to find a pre fabed mount but could only find a piggyback bracket that goes over the stock bracket for a long travel, so i made them. the only thing that was in the way was the brackets for the lift bed, i didn't use them because of the full cage so i just unbolted them.
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post #13 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-23-2010, 09:32 AM
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I just ordered two sets for my 08 450 that I just built a lift kit for. I am going to try and just use the air shocks in place of all my stock shocks. I don't do any jumping or fast ridin. I bought my Rhino to trail and mud ride.
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post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-24-2010, 03:55 PM Thread Starter
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be careful, i would try nitrogen instead of air if you are going to use them as your full suspension, less heat.
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