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M-Series Ski Shock Installation

Due to the tight fit of the plastic in the upper shock tower area it is necessary to make a small indentation in the plastic for proper adjuster knob clearance at full jounce (bottom). Basic hand tools are needed and this modification should only take 5-10 minutes to perform.

  1. Lift the front of the vehicle off the ground securing it properly for not to fall. 
  2. Remove old shocks saving hardware for the installation process. 
  3. Loosely install your new Raptor shock to mark the area that needs to be relieved for proper adjuster knob clearance a Sharpie works well for this. After you have clearly marked the area remove the shock. 
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  4. Take a butane torch and heat the area hot enough to soften the plastic once the plastic is malleable enough take a hammer handle or screwdriver handle and push the area up about a ¼ to 3/8 of an inch for about 30 seconds or so until the plastic cools (blowing compressed air on the area works well). This will give the knob adequate enough clearance when the shocks are fully bottomed out. 
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  5. Reinstall your Raptor shocks using supplied spacers and O-rings with an O-ring on each spacer on the uppers only. These O-rings go between the spacer and the spherical bearing and will keep the shocks from pivoting axially and keep them rotating with zero friction.