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 Post subject: SHOCK oil
PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2002 11:27 am 
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Hey guys<br>A while back someone posted that "their" car had there stock shock oil replaced with 20 and 30 weight oil. Can you enlighten me with any details, about where to drill???<br>Thanks Guys<br>MURR <p></p><i></i>


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 Post subject: Re: SHOCK oil
PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2002 12:21 am 
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I have heard of it done, but i am a little leary of doing it myself without a spare one to replace it with. looking into the possibilty of a strut rebuilder down here. may be able to "tweak" them. the price i heard was very resonable. god knows i need to do something with my struts, there totally shot for some reason! <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :rolleyes --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/eyes.gif ALT=":rolleyes"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <br> <p></p><i></i>


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 Post subject: Re: SHOCK oil
PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2002 12:18 am 
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Hey Fred<br>GTIcouple Snowball and I Just completed a set of shocks today. we installed the fronts in Snowballs car. It made a difference WOW. we used straight 30 weight shock oil. I will be doing it to my car really soon. Lars and Tarna will have pics soon of where we drilled and tapped.<br>MURR <p></p><i></i>


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 Post subject: Weee....
PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2002 8:52 am 
... now I just need to put the rears in!<br> <p></p><i></i>


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 Post subject: Re: Weee....
PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2002 12:36 am 
I'm looking forward to the pics!!!<br>Have a Swift Day!<br>Wade <p></p><i>Edited by: <A HREF=http://pub83.ezboard.com/ujwswift.showPublicProfile?language=EN>JWswift</A>  <IMG HEIGHT=10 WIDTH=10 SRC="http://www.ezboard.com/ezgfx/gicons/anim_1.gif" BORDER=0> at: 4/2/02 12:24:23 am<br></i>


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 Post subject: Re: Weee....
PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2002 2:53 am 
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SWEEEEET! may just have to to the 'fly too! can't wait for the pics! too bad i have to get the rears replaced or serviced first. (one of them starting to leak) <p></p><i></i>


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 Post subject: Re: Weee....
PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2002 12:58 am 
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Hey Fred<br>Talk to GTi couple they will have spare's<br><br>I did my car a few days ago. and with the lowered springs and big sway bars i wouldn't recommend using the 30w for your rally car, maybe 15 or 20. And not in the winter either. I guess i can drain mine and refill.<br><br>But yeah what a huge difference those shocks made!<br>i would recommend anyone and everyone doing this. it cost me about 20 bucks to do all 4. U will be impressed and have a really stupid grin on your face afterwards.<br><br>I dunno what the stock oil was <weight> but it was like water, and came out really easy. Oh yeah and for guys wanting to do this. Do not overfill, and do not fill when piston /rod is out!!! <br>Fuild is incompressable and i proved that. I filled mine up and then put more in. And i COULD not compress the shocks. Yeah they get hard anyway, but even in the vise they wouldn't budge!!! <br>Later<br>Liam <p></p><i></i>


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 Post subject: Hmmm..
PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2002 9:47 am 
I have a set of orange KYB's and I used lowering Apex springs.<br>The bad thing is that the orange KYB's aren't the best choise for lowering springs so mine's have become very soft.<br>Do you think I can drill them and use a combination of oils<br>or best leave them alone?<br>If yes what oil would you suggest?<br>I also don't want to stiffen them up a lot the car is daily driven. <p></p><i></i>


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 Post subject: Re: Hmmm..
PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2002 11:39 pm 
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Hey Gcrook<br><br>If your KYB's are gas filled your out of luck. But if not they can be drilled and new oil put in. i was supprised that the stock shocks <oil> did anything at tall.<br>I would try a 20 weigth oil for street use. <br>I don't mind the ride <on pavement> , we drive our car on the road but it is not a drive to work car. Just for fun. I just came back on Westside road today, and man what fun. this road is windy, lots of camber changes, ups adn down. Its just an awesome road and the shocks loved it<!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :) --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/smile.gif ALT=":)"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <br>MURR<br>email me if ya want to knwo where to drill<br> <p></p><i></i>


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 Post subject: Re: Hmmm..
PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2002 12:53 am 
Hey , tomorrow I should have the pic's and info together on how to do the shock oil change <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :D --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/happy.gif ALT=":D"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <br><br>lars <p></p><i></i>


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 Post subject: Re: Hmmm..
PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2002 6:33 am 
Murr, why couldn't the gas filled KYB's be drilled out<br>and used? ie. could I not take my brand new GR-2's<br>and drill them out and use the bodies with shock oil<br>in them?<br><br>Darryl <p></p><i></i>


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 Post subject: Re: Hmmm..
PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2002 9:35 am 
I haven't driven mine much since doing it ... the ride quality didn't seem to change much with just the fronts in .. althought it did feel a lot stiffer.<br><br>When we put the rears in last weekend, the ride home was real choppy.<br><br>This was using 30W.. though I did notice that after the first day or two on the front it seemed to settle down quite a bit.<br><br>Maybe the back will too .. but I haven't driven it since then.<br><br><br>GTIcouple, by the way, the right rear did settle and now the ride height is equal (when we first put the "new" shocks back in my right rear was about 1/2 inch higher off the ground than than the left) by the time I got home they were equal again.<br><br>It was a rough ride though.<br><br>The stiffer rears really is where I felt the difference in ride quality.<br><br>It actually felt better when we did the fronts than it did with my stock ones ... but now worse with the rears.<br><br>You may want to experiment with 20W .. however, I've never actually felt a good-riding Swift anyways.<br><br>I have no idea if this is going to improve my lap times ... but time will tell.<br><br>I'd like to see if they leak too ...<br><br> <p></p><i></i>


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 Post subject: Re: Hmmm..
PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2002 4:48 pm 
Drove it again today for the first time in a week.<br><br>She's a bumpy ride now .. might almost be too bumpy. Not sure....<br> <p></p><i></i>


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