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Lifted 98 chevy s10 4x4

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Apr 4, 2011, 8:10 PM

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Hello all,

I recently noticed that one of the shocks on my s10 (front passenger) seems to be crooked. I've also noticed a decent amount of shock oil on the shock and my leaf spring. They were done at a shop recently but going back is not an option; the mechanic has screwed me both times i went there (veerry long story).

Anyways, how can this be corrected? Pics below.

Thanks in advance,

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Apr 5, 2011, 7:30 AM

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is there oil under the boot?.. looks like the boot is covered in oil too seems kinda weird. If the oil has leaked out from the shock then the only thing to do is replace it.

(This post was edited by zmame on Apr 5, 2011, 7:31 AM)

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Apr 5, 2011, 7:44 AM

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To add: Shock may be straight inside of boot that pulled out but still looks lousy. As Z said if "shock" oil is there replacement is the only solution,

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Apr 7, 2011, 6:44 PM

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I figured replacement would be my only option. kind of upsetting being as they're only ~8 months old.

My concern is that after the replacement the same thing happens to it. Where the shock is bolted to the mounts appears to be at an angle, where the other three are flush with the bolts, top and bottom. I believe the mechanic had to redo some of the shock mounts, not sure if that was one of them or not.

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Apr 7, 2011, 7:40 PM

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If in the "LIFT" job the shocks don't still have the same travel amount and somehow bottom out hard with the shock taking the hit and not a usual rubber thing on differential it probably would happen again. Topping out hard is a problem too if too much of that.

If right fit and length with leaf springs IMO you don't need go nuts on shocks. Just good gas shocks should do and bet not all that much $$. Get ones with a lifetime warranty - smileSmile

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