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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-25-2013, 04:31 PM Thread Starter
 
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Piston direction

I took apart my shocks today and noticed that the pistons had opposite sides facing up. Does anyone know which side goes up? Thanks!
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-26-2013, 08:41 PM
 
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Re: Piston direction

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I took apart my shocks today and noticed that the pistons had opposite sides facing up. Does anyone know which side goes up? Thanks!
Do you have any pictures? I tried attaching the fox diagram of the air shocks we all have but its to large. PM me your email and I'll send you a copy of what I have from Fox.
The Rebound valve is the smaller diameter of the two valve stacks and should be closest to the nut. If you look at the damping piston, the valve stack should cover the oblong holes of the damping piston. I made the mistake of installing my damping piston wrong and the rebound was so fast that would make the front end jump back up into the air after a jump. Do you have the clamps to hold the shock in the vise without damage to the shock? Hope this answers your question.
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Re: Piston direction

This is the rebound side. It goes under the nut.
When working on shocks clamp only on the shock end. the aluminum part with the heim in it. Never clamp on the shaft or the shock can (body)
Use soft jaws or even a thick rag will do so as to not damage the aluminum.
If you do ding or gouge the aluminum part it wont hurt anything, It just looks bad.
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This is the rebound side. It goes under the nut.
When working on shocks clamp only on the shock end. the aluminum part with the heim in it. Never clamp on the shaft or the shock can (body)
Use soft jaws or even a thick rag will do so as to not damage the aluminum.
If you do ding or gouge the aluminum part it wont hurt anything, It just looks bad.
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Thanks for getting back to me. I figured it out once my new shims got in they are different diameters for comp and rebound. Made it fairly simple to figure out.
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Re: Piston direction

I figured I was late in the respond based on the post date, but thought I'd post up anyway for future searches.
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