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eddieb1965
05-04-2010, 10:04 PM
Easy question for someone. My shocks are 5030's 5-rebound 3- compression.Question is ,is the lower the # the easier it is? Does it compress easier than rebounding? Thanks Eddie

runyou-2
05-04-2010, 10:49 PM
Easy question for someone. My shocks are 5030's 5-rebound 3- compression.Question is ,is the lower the # the easier it is? Does it compress easier than rebounding? Thanks Eddie

Yes...to answer your question,the lower the # the less dampening force the shock has.For example.....most shocks have a first # of 7 or 9.....telling you the schock is either a 7" or 9" shock.The next numbers are usually COMPRESSION then REBOUND.....unless you have a Bilstein shock then it is the opposite.AFCO and a few others only use two numbers like...95. That means the shock is a 9" shock and has a size 5 valving in and out.Ten would be the stiffest and one would be the softest.You have to remember though...The shock only controls how fast the movement is at each corner of your car.How fast you want the car to,say.....roll over on that wheel.If you want your left rear to hold weight LONGER before it transfers weight to the right side,then you need a higher rebound # on the left and/or a higher compression # on the right side.