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OK new to the forum great info

I just bought a used trooper. it had been wrecked. I replaced rollcage, both rear swing arms, rear axle, water pump,etc. Runs strong and i am still feeling good about it, but on the first trip out this happened.

I read thru some of the shock posts and will be replacing. are the stock shocks that cheap or was this just one of those things? post-472-1260452545_thumb.jpgpost-472-1260452545_thumb.jpg

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Az Bound I would be interested I really only need the one if I am going to stay stock (but then again maybe a few spares aren't a bad idea :D ). How much do you want for it?

The crazy thing is i didn't even realize it happened till i stopped. I noticed the shock was leaking after being out for a little while so i started heading back to the truck went down a pretty rough hill but nothing to crazy and drove another few 100 yards to the truck got out was walking aroung then noticed it. it was wierd :huh: .

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I don't know where Gilbert is from Bullhead but you can have them, no charge, if you pick them up. Iam not always there but a friend of mine is for the next few weeks and I can make arrangements with him. Let me know.

They had about 500 miles on them before replacement with kings.

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Damn really all 4 that is cool thanks :o . Gilbert is about an hour south of phoenix and is about 250 miles one way I am not sure when i can find time to get up there there, any chance your buddy would drop them at a UPS store and i'll pay the shipping and something for the trouble. I check with the UPS store in Bullhead they said i can pay for shipping over the phone if he'll drop them there. (here you are hooking me up and i am asking for more <_< not very cool so i understand if that doesn't work but like i said i can do something for the trouble.)

The UPS Storewww.theupsstorelocal.com

2250 Hwy 95

Bullhead City, AZ 86442

(928) 758-7675

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Still want to know what you hit, jumped, flew off of or over. Wow, what happened!

rocmoc n AZ/Mexico

I think what happened, the is the the shock started to to fail It was leaking at one point and the bottom seal have slipped out then the plunger must have slip out causing it jam or freeze the shock and so it had to give somewhere. I am just lucky it broke the way it did. I havn't taken apart yet will try to do this weekend and i see if a can tell anymore. I am still just hoping nothing else is wrong. swing arm or what have you.

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I think what happened, the is the the shock started to to fail It was leaking at one point and the bottom seal have slipped out then the plunger must have slip out causing it jam or freeze the shock and so it had to give somewhere. I am just lucky it broke the way it did. I havn't taken apart yet will try to do this weekend and i see if a can tell anymore. I am still just hoping nothing else is wrong. swing arm or what have you.

Wow that is interesting, can you take another close up photo of the bent part of the shock, in your photos, I can see where the end came out and that would have allowed a misalignment of everything and cause it to bend. Ick


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AZ Bound


Got the schocks thanks for your help. Gordy was very helpful and i hope he like buffolo wild wings. I put them on and should be back on the road soon.

Interesting thing is they were about and inch shorter and this is going to cost some ground clearance.

Does anyone know if the t-2 vs t-4 front shocks are differnt sizes or can someone get me a messurement on a t-2 stock shock. Is there any other concerns with running a shorter schock?

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OK here what i found out. The older modle had a 20" shock and the new modles have an 18" I have the 18" on but it is costing alot of ground clearance. I talk to HJoyner and the 20" are on back order and sounded like it maybe a long time. I am going to start looking into other options. any suggestions.

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