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post #1 of 11 Old 02-14-2013, 07:24 PM Thread Starter
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? about Skyjacker Shocks

Can you run the Sky Jacker Nitro shocks upside down? (Piston rod down)


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post #2 of 11 Old 02-14-2013, 08:31 PM
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I have seen people do it, but I don't recommend running a twin tube shock with the canister up.

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I have seen people do it, but I don't recommend running a twin tube shock with the canister up.
I thought their Nitro shock was a monotube.

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post #4 of 11 Old 02-15-2013, 07:16 PM Thread Starter
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The reason I asked the question is that I did a 2" BB with Skyjacker Nitro shocks to my 1998 TJ Sport. It looked really tight for the rear shocks, so we mounted them upside down to give us a little more room.
Now the Jeep rides like it has no/worn out shocks in the rear. It's very "Bouncy" in the rear.
Is this a "upside down" shock issue or traits of the 2" BB? The front rides fine, but the shocks are mounted right side up.

Thanks in advance.

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Put them right side up. Why do you need more room anyway?

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No Jerry, just because they are charged has nothing to do with the internals. They are basically the same shock as a hydro with some gas charge behind it. Still the crappy twin tube design. Hated both my hydro and nitro sets.... Heres some info

Nitro shocks from Skyjacker are designed to adjust automatically to any on or off-road conditions. They feature 150 psi pressurized nitrogen gas, twin-tube construction, and multi-stage, velocity-sensitive valving. These shocks also have an oversized piston head and a 14mm piston rod. They come standard with red polyurethane bushings and boots, and they look great and make your ride smoother, whether you're on the trail or the open road.

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Put them right side up. Why do you need more room anyway?
The rear shocks are commonly inverted to provide more clearance between them and the lower spring perch after the axle is rotated to raise the pinion angle for a CV driveshaft.

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No Jerry, just because they are charged has nothing to do with the internals. They are basically the same shock as a hydro with some gas charge behind it. Still the crappy twin tube design. Hated both my hydro and nitro sets.... Heres some info

Nitro shocks from Skyjacker are designed to adjust automatically to any on or off-road conditions. They feature 150 psi pressurized nitrogen gas, twin-tube construction, and multi-stage, velocity-sensitive valving. These shocks also have an oversized piston head and a 14mm piston rod. They come standard with red polyurethane bushings and boots, and they look great and make your ride smoother, whether you're on the trail or the open road.
I believe you, I had only found the monotube version of their gas charged shocks on their website when I was looking for more info sometime back. They definitely also have a monotube version of gas charged shock.

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The reason I asked the question is that I did a 2" BB with Skyjacker Nitro shocks to my 1998 TJ Sport. It looked really tight for the rear shocks, so we mounted them upside down to give us a little more room.
Now the Jeep rides like it has no/worn out shocks in the rear. It's very "Bouncy" in the rear.
Is this a "upside down" shock issue or traits of the 2" BB? The front rides fine, but the shocks are mounted right side up.

Thanks in advance.
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... make your ride smoother, whether you're on the trail or the open road.
This part made me laugh.
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This part made me laugh.
Same here. I just cut and pasted that off the website.

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Yes, I have proven it to myself. Sky Jacker Nitro's do not work in the upside down position. Installed them right side up,(rod end up), they work as advertised.

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