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interesting automotive TRICK!!!!!!!!! What do you think happened.????

i am putting in my tail pipes for a new exhaust on a resto project using 2 1/2'' tubing.

i cant get the tail pipe over the axle on the passenger side because of two reasons,, the car is too low and the rear pass shock is in the way.

I remove the lower pass shock bolt, pull the shock out of the bracket and let it hang.

i put my floor jack under the car just forward of the rear tire on the pass side, there is a flat spot there for such purposes.

i jacked up on the the passenger side and what do you think happened without a passenger shock attached?????????????

interesting automotive TRICK!!!!!!!!! What do you think happened.????

Reply #1
I'ma guess coil spring popped out
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interesting automotive TRICK!!!!!!!!! What do you think happened.????

Reply #2
I had a car with totally blown shocks in the rear. When I jacked it up, the rear suspension would bind and the whole rear end would pop and move a bit.
Took me a while to figure out why it would just randomly turn sharp on bumps.
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I honestly dont think you could exceed the cost of a new car buy installing new *stock* parts everywhere in your coug our tbird. Its just plain impossible. You could revamp the entire drivetrain/engine/suspenstion and still come out ahead.
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interesting automotive TRICK!!!!!!!!! What do you think happened.????

Reply #3
the passenger tire never came off the ground.

the drivers side tire however was off the ground about 4''

what a mind blowing science experiment!!!

interesting automotive TRICK!!!!!!!!! What do you think happened.????

Reply #4
Interesting. Might have to try this one day.
Quote from: jcassity
I honestly dont think you could exceed the cost of a new car buy installing new *stock* parts everywhere in your coug our tbird. Its just plain impossible. You could revamp the entire drivetrain/engine/suspenstion and still come out ahead.
Hooligans! 
1988 Crown Vic wagon. 120K California car. Wifes grocery getter. (junked)
1987 Ford Thunderbird LX. 5.0. s.o., sn-95 t-5 and an f-150 clutch. Driven daily and going strong.
1986 cougar.
lilsammywasapunkrocker@yahoo.com

interesting automotive TRICK!!!!!!!!! What do you think happened.????

Reply #5
i cant wait to see someone do this...
its just one bolt to take out ,, bottom of the shock then do it

interesting automotive TRICK!!!!!!!!! What do you think happened.????

Reply #6
That is pretty wild.  Surprised the car didn't just lean to the opposite side while you raised it.
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interesting automotive TRICK!!!!!!!!! What do you think happened.????

Reply #7
nope,, i jacked up the rear pass side of the car and the rear driver tire lifted off the ground.


think of it like this...
you remove the lower shock retainer bolt on the pass side.
you jack up the rear pass side by using the flat pad area.
your rear pass spring now "can always push downward".

so.........  you jack up the rear pass side without a shock and this tire will always be on the ground because the spring is expanding "downward".

since the rear driver side is still trapped by its lower shock retainer bolt, it has no choice but to "go up",, so even though you are jacking up the rear pass side, the rear driver side is the one that comes off the ground.


this has to be useful information, , at least for making bets and such,,  "bet i can get the rear driver tire off the ground by jacking up the rear pass side"