Bent Rebound Tube

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dalandser

Junior Member
Sep 30, 2017
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I'm rebuilding these and I'm not sure if I should try to return the tube to perfectly straight as much as possible or if I run the risk of making it unusable if I make the tube go out of round - I've gotten a tiny bit of bend out of it with a mallet.

How do I

A. test to see if it flows / seals properly or at least opens and closes as it should and

B. if it should be repaired, what's a good method?

Thanks :)
 
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dalandser

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Sep 30, 2017
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Cool thanks for the feedback - I got the bypass valve out and am planning on completely rebuilding these with new coating (steel it) on the body and new seals.



Piston.jpg



I cut off the reservoir mount (I'll smooth it down to the body when I get time) and I'm converting them to remote reservoir since they're going under the bed with a cantilever kit. Going to go to the hydraulics shop tomorrow!

Bent Tube.jpg


Quick question: do the 2 o-rings on the bypass valve need to be replaced typically and if so do are they the small o-rings that come with this kit - I'm not sure if it will have enough for all 3 bypass tubes - it looks like only enough for 2 tubes.

AHD-K25-875RR on this page:

http://shockseals.com/king.htm



One thing though is that the piston rings (that are like engine piston rings I guess on the main piston) look beat up - should I replace them?

Piston Ring.jpg
 
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dalandser

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Sep 30, 2017
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Thanks - I looked down the cylinder and the walls seemed clean enough from any scratch marks that they should be good to go. I may lightly buff the outside of the wearbands just enough to smooth down any small burrs on the surface. Just ordered the seal kits and got a can of Steel-it yesterday. Looking forward to seeing these things hopefully work as intended once they're all back together!
 

84projectford

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Sep 8, 2010
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Thanks - I looked down the cylinder and the walls seemed clean enough from any scratch marks that they should be good to go. I may lightly buff the outside of the wearbands just enough to smooth down any small burrs on the surface. Just ordered the seal kits and got a can of Steel-it yesterday. Looking forward to seeing these things hopefully work as intended once they're all back together!
i wouldnt even go that far. either run them or replace them. personally, id just throw new ones on.
 

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