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A word of caution regarding shock length: a shock should not be what limits suspension compression. This is the job of the bumpstop,and shock damage may occur if the shock bottoms out before the bumpstop limits compression. This is not imperative on droop, as most shocks have a built-in stop. However, in extreme off-road conditions such as prerunning or racing, a limiting strap should be used to avoid possible damage to the shocks, brake lines and other components.

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