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    chris
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    Can bad rear shock really cause sag?

    My drivers side sags 3/4" in the rear. I going to to the shocks anyway but wanted imput, I wasnt going to change the strut mounts the car is a 94 w/122k, could the mounts cause the sag?
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    Not shock, but springs are the only thing cause it


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    Shox do not support the car.


    My drivers side sags 3/4" in the rear. I going to to the shocks anyway but wanted imput, I wasnt going to change the strut mounts the car is a 94 w/122k, could the mounts cause the sag?
    TIA
    Chris



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    Why I ask, is because Bronos site said it could be

    from the shock, but seem odd to me too?

    My drivers side sags 3/4" in the rear. I going to to the shocks anyway but wanted imput, I wasnt going to change the strut mounts the car is a 94 w/122k, could the mounts cause the sag?
    TIA
    Chris



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    Re: Not shock, but springs are the only thing caus

    Can't worn rear subframe bushings cause the rear to sag, also?

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    That is another one yes... true...


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    Yes, in theory worn shock can cause sag... more

    If you leave a worn out shock on the car long enough, the extra uncontrolled wheel motion can cause the metal in the spring to fatigue, and then the spring sags. That's how the theory goes, anyway. I've only heard about it, never seen it. Since the oem boge shocks can fail very early, mine were gone around 50 or 60k, it is possible that you fatigued the spring.

    Ross, 91 535


    My drivers side sags 3/4" in the rear. I going to to the shocks anyway but wanted imput, I wasnt going to change the strut mounts the car is a 94 w/122k, could the mounts cause the sag?
    TIA
    Chris



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    I thought I should follow up, since I changed the

    shock on the sagging side. I havent done the other side yet and I only drove the car around the block, so I could assume things could change but, replaceing the strut acually raised the drivers side the 3/4 inch. I am amazed and a little nervous to do the other side, incase it raises it too, and I stuck lopsided again. I think the strut could have been damaged in an impact, so this could make it different from merely wearing out. Thanks for your guys input, I just wanted to share my finds, Ill keep you posted.
    Chris
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    My drivers side sags 3/4" in the rear. I going to to the shocks anyway but wanted imput, I wasnt going to change the strut mounts the car is a 94 w/122k, could the mounts cause the sag?
    TIA
    Chris



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