Comission: @fellow.mello -
Time: 5h or so?
Dear fellow, I loved drawing this so much! I listened to a whole bunch of classical music while painting this one (>^<
Hope you like it! I can email you both unwatermarked and watermarked copies of this piece, please send your email via dm!
I get this a lot, "Dude I got a killer deal on used shocks! The guy said the fluid needed to be changed, that it!" The pics above show the latest "killer" deal one of my friends got. 😔
1. Avoid shocks where the dude says he doesn't know anything about them.
2. Walk away if shock bodies look like this. If they weren't taken care of on the outside, odds are they look the same inside.
3. If the preload/secondary is setup like this, chuckle, and advise the owner to switch back to leaf springs. Also you can see that the main/tender springs are too short so someone put in a sweet 2" abs spacer (The spacer wasn't even cut square so it destroyed the spring). 4. Refrain from used shocks if, the shock shaft has 4" of hard chrome removed.
5. Run from used shocks if the eyelet is bent. Bonus points if the uniball is mangled.
6. If the wicked-sick used coilover deal has multiple layers of grease on the spring...red flag. Yup, fail.
7. Skip over these shocks if the seal head bearings look like they haven't had bronze on them for 10 years. Oh and there are chunks missing. Sweet!
8. The last pic is how a quality used shock should come. Clean, bubble wrapped, with misalignment spacers! This shows the seller cares about the product.