If you were my right front shock...why would you break?

biker

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biker

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Looks like maybe the shaft hit the side of the hole in the frame while in full bind. I think that's what that mark is on the side.
 

cadillac_al

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It's been quite a while since I changed shocks on a GM RWD vehicle. I used to break the threads off on front shocks because it was easier than fighting a rusty nut while the shaft is turning. They aren't all that strong. I guess yours got a little extra stress somehow or it was just defective.
 

biker

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Yes, they are very hard, but brittle and intolerant of any flexion. I guess mine flexed.
 

5thTimeAround

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Just pulled the trigger on 4 Hotchkis (Fox) rebound adjustable gas shocks.

Edit - I see you actually purchased the adjustable shocks, whereas I purchased the non-adjustable, so my question is likely moot.

Hi, have you installed these yet? I also ordered some to go with the Hotchkis suspension I'll be installing over winter (well, front springs are in and I'm waiting for the rears to come in). Wondering how you find the ride quality of these shocks on the street?
 
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biker

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Mine still haven't arrived! Supposed to be delivered 3 weeks ago. I really debated over the adjustable vs non. Hotchkis tech guy I spoke with said the non-adjustable are excellent and he has them on his 79.
I just figured I'd pop for adjustable since always like tinkering with things.
 




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