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Old 11-20-2002, 11:07 AM
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Gas shocks & struts are "loaded". You really have to push on them pretty hard to compress them when you install them. It's not HUNDREDS of pounds, but I think I read somewhere that it's about 70-75 pounds. That means that if you replace old struts or shock that have lost their "charge", the new ones will raise the car as if you've removed a 150 pound weight. That's probably NOT enough to raise the car a couple of inches, but maybe as much as an inch. (maybe)
I hope my explanation makes sense.

Jeff Pierce
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