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Old 03-20-2012, 10:29 AM   #1
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Bad shock thingy....

Ok so we went into the shop that is putting my gears in and saw a shock like thing covered in oil, I think this is what makes my car have weird noises after I floor it. Heres a pic, Anyone know what it is and does?
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Re: Bad shock thingy....

That is your quad shock. Someone correct me if im wrong, but i believe it just helps with rear axle torque/twisting when you hammer down on it.
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That is your quad shock. Someone correct me if im wrong, but i believe it just helps with rear axle torque/twisting when you hammer down on it.


Yep Cody's right just pick em up at auto store there not bad at all... Or if you like online shopping then late model resto has em for pretty cheap Im sure...
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AM has them as well. Like Mathew said, they arent expensive so Im sure anywhere you look it wont be too bad
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Re: Bad shock thingy....

quad shocks are a bandaid for wheel hop, you can remove them or just buy a replacment
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Ok thanks for the help guys, I will pick some up when I get the money.
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Re: Bad shock thingy....

you can run to a pull a part junk yard and find some in good shape and yank them.
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Re: Bad shock thingy....

so i guess i don't really need to replace mine?!

i knew they were called quad shocks, but was not sure wut they really did, and if i was going to replace my rear shocks if i should be doing those too

thanks for bringing it up!
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Re: Bad shock thingy....

when the rear end (with all its rubber) gets wheel hop the quad shocks help limit it~ they really dont do much else. Many remove them for wider tires etc. Might as well keep them unless you are planning on other upgrades.
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