Bypass shock compression

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StrangerRanger121

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Hey maybe picking up a used set of bypasses but need y’all’s option. Looks like both shocks won’t fully compress, they say it’s down but still has 2” of shaft showing . What could be the issues ? Too much oil , bad assembly, shaft problems. Would I be good picking these up decent and fix
 

85yota

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Most of the time If they won't fully compress the Internal Floating Piston in the reservoir isn't set correctly and bottoming out on the schrader end causing the shock to hydrolock. easy way to test that is to remove the schrader valve from resi and bottom it out and see if the IFP bottoms out or not. If it does bottom out a simple reuild or resetting the IFP depth will fix that issue. If it isn't that they can most likely be fixed with a tear down/inspection and rebuild.
 

Turboyota

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Or they could have +2” longer shafts in them. Maybe the previous owner used them in canoe-style trailing arms and used extended shafts instead of extended lower eyelets.
 

FasterNU

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Jun 28, 2006
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Hahah... I was just gonn say... you sure you were pushing hard enough?

if they were valved good for bump they can be stiff as fuck!
 

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