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Old 04-03-2001, 02:09 PM
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How do you know if these are going bad. Is there anything to check for? My 560 seams to riding a bit harsh but want to be sure before I drop $$ for nothing, plus need to order before 4/8 for FREE SHIPPING!
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Old 04-03-2001, 08:37 PM
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Usually the ride will be very bouncy. If one is bad the problem could be less, but still there.

The only way to check is to take one out and insert a gauge into the hole to check the depth of the internal bladder.
Donnie Drummonds
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Old 04-03-2001, 09:44 PM
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560 Air cells bad? checking?

When the 'air cells' lose their nitrogen charge, the shock no longer has any 'give' to it. The ride becomes very harsh or firm because there is no suspension travel left. Try bouncing on the corner of the car. It should have several inches of travel, and be smoothly dampened. a 'rubbery' bounce is just that tires and suspension bushings flexing, not the shock.
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