That weird little shock

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  1. Photonfanatic

    Photonfanatic Active Member

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    What exactly are those weird little shock looking things that face the rear of the car, on the back? I had my wheel off the other day and I had completely forgotten about those. Since the car is a 94 model, could handling or perhaps ride quality be improved by replacing those? I'm sure they're probably worn out by now.
     
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    Quad shocks, they are there to minimize wheel hop
     
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    At what point should they be replaced? Do any aftermarket parts ever negate the need for them?
     
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    DropTopPony Administrator Staff Member Admin SN95 Supporter

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    Aftermarket control arms usually make them disposable but I actually put some Billstein quads in when I upgraded the suspension. They don't touch my 295 width tires so I didn't see the need to get rid of them.
     
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    Could they ever possibly effect ride quality?
     
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    nothing that you will ever notice.
     
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    How exactly do aftermarket control arms negate the need for them? I assume they prevent wheel hop on their own, but would they worsen ride quality? Think I may just go bags
     
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    I took them off my fox and cant tell the difference. It does have adj control arms though.
     
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    ^ This
    they don't interfere with my 315's so they stay.