Ballooning your shocks

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Ballooning your shocks

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This mod is super effective, and super duper cheap to do...

Adds a shit load of life to your shocks..(at least here in sandy FL)


Offroad shocks tend to collect a good amount of dirt and grit.. Just general filth & muck...lol

Here in Fl, it's even worse with all the fuckin sand everwhere and running nitro takes it one step further with even more filth & muck.

I decided to go the extra step, and balloon my shocks like the electronics should be.

All you need is one long skinny clown balloon, a pair of scissors, and tools to remove your shocks.

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Cut a peice of balloon about little more than half the length of the shock like this
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Now you can just start stretching it over the shock end like so.
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Once you get it to the end, just stretch it over the shock body, and poke a hole to stretch the balloon around the ball end on the shock end like so.
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Now you can re assemble the shocks, and put them back on the truck, and they will stay clean like new... Cost about .25 to do the whole truck.

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I did it this way....

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It's a great way too save your shocks and gaskets!!! :-)
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I almost went the "Shock Sock" route, but didn't want to drop the cash, and wanted to get them air tight, so I opted for rubber, but I might just throw a pair on there just to double up..


Do they keep the small dusty peices out ok?





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nice one! :-) i hadn't thought of putting the baloons under the spring.
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payaso wrote:I almost went the "Shock Sock" route, but didn't want to drop the cash, and wanted to get them air tight, so I opted for rubber, but I might just throw a pair on there just to double up..


Do they keep the small dusty peices out ok?





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I don't know. It's still just a chassis at this point. One of these days I'll finish the Mini-T project.

However, I am liking the inner route too.

Bird is the one that actually told me about the idea of using the ballons. :-)
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