Author Archives: Mike

Using a Rate-Plate

The term “Rate-Plate” is that name given to an immovable plate placed on the compression side of your shock piston. Rate-Plates’ are generally recommended for bypass shocks, racing and or other high-speed  applications. If you are experiencing high speed shock shaft travel often in your travels you might benefit greatly from the addition of a […]

F-O-A Shock Seal

Arguably the most important component in a shock absorber is its seal. The seal keeps the hydraulic fluid in and just as importantly everything else out. The seals on hydraulic rams were well known and established for many years before the high-performance off-road shock absorber market came into being. And while the tolerances and components […]

The Basics of Long-Travel Suspension Design

Whether you’re upgrading your off-road truck or buggy, building a pre-runner, or preparing your Jeep for some extreme off-roading on the weekends, a long-travel suspension and coil over shocks are must-have elements. Explore the basics of this system and some must-have parts to keep you comfortable around rough dirt roads, mud pits, boulders, and other […]