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Measure Compresion Travel Length

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One key factor in the selection of shocks is measuring for the right compression and travel length. If the shock is too short, the travel and compression of the vehicle's suspension and axles will be limited. Don't just buy shocks because they are a great deal--purchase them because they are the proper fit and offer the performance you are looking for. The wrong-sized shock will likely suffer an early demise in harsh trail conditions. If your suspension ends up with more travel than the shock allows, consider installing a limiting strap.