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partybarge_pilot

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Isn't that just like saying "D. All of the above"?
Not really, if your in jail your not homeless. If your dead you cant go to rehab or care about housing.

A long time ago my buddy and I developed the 3 categories for bro's we hadn't seen in a long time.

Married
Dead
Jail

Pretty much still covers them all, unfortunately more than a few have switched to dead from the other 2.
 
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DP_Ranger

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Have any of you ever seen a shock guy grease the C clips on shocks?

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I’ve been opening up shocks for about 6 years now and have never seen that before. Have you?
 

A.J.

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I will tell you I’ve been building shocks pretty regularly for about 5 years and I’ve never done anything other then lube Orings with shock oil
 

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FasterNU

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never seen any grease... seen some anti-seize on seal heads that have thread on wiper caps. But clip areas always dry

But, you know... maybe it could help prevent some rust in those grooves. orrrr... attract dirt? I'll let someone else figure that out. heheh
 
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never seen any grease... seen some anti-seize on seal heads that have thread on wiper caps. But clip areas always dry

But, you know... maybe it could help prevent some rust in those grooves. orrrr... attract dirt? I'll let someone else figure that out. heheh
Haha! These shocks hadn’t pulled apart in 2 years and other than really dirty oil, there was nothing wrong inside. That was a doozy
 

oorracing

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I used to use a Lucas Oil silicon grease on the o rings to help prevent cuts or nicks during assembly and have since switched to a Maxima brand product, but typically that is the leftover grease getting stuck on the C clip as the seal head or resi end caps slide up to where it needs to be. Helps prevent leaks and corrosion from my experiences


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DP_Ranger

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I used to use a Lucas Oil silicon grease on the o rings to help prevent cuts or nicks during assembly and have since switched to a Maxima brand product, but typically that is the leftover grease getting stuck on the C clip as the seal head or resi end caps slide up to where it needs to be. Helps prevent leaks and corrosion from my experiences


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Ahhh gotcha. The shocks didn’t leak a single drop and there was no corrosion anywhere 👍🏼
 
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DP_Ranger

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Was i the last one to service them? Haha


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Yes, I haven’t touched them since I got them from Sherwin lol. Oil was a little dirty but other than that, all good.
My coilovers though, made me see why you do that. The C-clip was starting to seize and corrode in the groove. I cleaned everything real good and installed a new clip with a little grease.
 

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I might’ve had 1 too many sport sodas last week and ordered some 12pt bolts for 3 of the 4 front shock mounts. Proper grip length meant way too much thread. I got real ghetto with shanking them. Held the bolt in a shitty pair of channel locks with my foot on it and steadied it with my left hand, held a cutoff wheel on the grinder in my right hand and went for it. One of the more sketchy things I’ve done lately seeing as that wheel was no more than 4” from both my left hand and left ankle. Got them all right on the first try, GREAT SUCCESS 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

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