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Old 06-18-2019, 08:40 PM   #1
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Are my new shocks upside down?

Just had the SMB Fox shocks put on my '07 RB-50 4x4. The front ones have the shiny shaft on the upside and the rear have them on the downside. Is that right? Does it make difference?

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Old 06-19-2019, 08:07 AM   #2
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Don't know what kind of suspension you have but it sounds like the front are upside down to me.

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Old 06-19-2019, 08:16 AM   #3
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That sound a little off....shocks should be mounted with shaft on the bottom. Who installed them? Can they be flipped around or is the mounting different?
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Old 06-19-2019, 12:29 PM   #4
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It's more common to see the shock body installed higher than the shaft, but maybe there was a reason to install the shock body lower than the shaft??

Fox help website -

Fox smooth body shock install pdf -

Statement within install pdf - in most cases, FOX direct-replacement, smooth body shocks are mounted with the shock body oriented on top.

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