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Was dong some wiring under the truck and realized that on a recent trip I must have caught a pretty good rock because I have a dent that is about 1/2? deep and about 2? long. If you look at the shock straight on the dent was bad enough to widen the shock near the edges. Still seems to have normal range of motion, and of course its a double walled shock. Thoughts? Experience?
 

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I've run a dented shock for a short time .... I would move it's replacement to the top of your maintenance list
 

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I've run a dented shock for a short time .... I would move it's replacement to the top of your maintenance list
Yeah it has. I?ve had plenty of small dings, but have never had one that actually deformed the outer tube a bit.
 

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Quick update. I took the dented one out and put a new one in, and when I took the old one out I noticed that while it would collapse all the way it made a rubber/metal squeaking type sound towards the bottom and then would stick in the down position. So just for reference a dent that looks similar to this is probably impacting the shock performance to some degree. It was still working, but obviously something was slightly affected.
 

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Quick update. I took the dented one out and put a new one in, and when I took the old one out I noticed that while it would collapse all the way it made a rubber/metal squeaking type sound towards the bottom and then would stick in the down position. So just for reference a dent that looks similar to this is probably impacting the shock performance to some degree. It was still working, but obviously something was slightly affected.
That is good size dent. I am sure that the piston would be getting jammed up.
 

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^Possible, but I believe the EMUs are a twin tube design so that could explain why they still compressed all the way. A monotube (like a Bilstein) would not have been happy with that dent.
 

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I guess people like OME equipment but can't figure out why people would choose a twin tube over a monotube shock.
 

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I guess people like OME equipment but can't figure out why people would choose a twin tube over a monotube shock.
In case you get a big dent in you shock it will still work; sorta. ::wink::

Just read a bunch on OME site. Yes they are twin tube. THe super version is a hybrid twin/mono. Not sure what that means.
 
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