April 18th, 2006, 12:51
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can you have bypass tubes put on a 2.5 smooth body shock, if so, how much and do they work as well as a normal bypass...?
April 18th, 2006 12:51
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April 18th, 2006, 13:18
Re: bypass tubes
Generally yes. I've seen King and Leduc put bypass tubes on just about anything, it's probably at least $150 per tube. One problem I have seen often is that the bypass shocks use thick wall tubing, about 3/16" that doesnt distort so much when welding, I dont think many of the shock manufacturers hone them after welding. You're smooth body shocks are probably thinner wall and may distort and need to be honed.
Originally Posted by negro3030
April 18th, 2006, 13:37
Re: bypass tubes
yes you can weld them on. Make sure whomever you have do it uses a heat sink. Also make sure your ports are deburred correctly or you will destroy wearbands and pistons.
I think SAW is the only one using 3/16 wall bodies on all there shocks. King uses it on the KING KONG and Fabtech uses it on the 4.0
2.0, 2.5, 3.0 do not need to be any thicker then .125 and any good shock supplier is going to send out the bodies for honing post welding. If you do the welding yourself and you are compentent you can get away without sending them out for honing. The problem you are going to run into is that if you warp them and they need to be sent out...the honer doesnt have any meat to work with so if you want them back in round they are going to be way out of tolerance.