Measuring your Shock Springs for proper Shock Cover sizing

Step 1 If you are interested in purchasing our Bad Horsie RC "Standard" size Shock Covers for a model that we don't currently carry, this is a perfect way of confirming the correct size.

In this picture we are measuring the Diameter of a Shock Spring with a digital caliper.
Step 2 Here is the Length measurement with the digital caliper. It is extremely important to measure the length in the uncompressed state. Do not measure the spring while it is mounted to a shock.
Step 3 This isn't rocket-science so you can get close-enough to determine what size Shock Cover you need by using an adjustable wrench. This won't give you a precise measurement but if your spring diameter falls closely between two different sizes of Shock Covers, this method may help. In this picture we have lightly closed the jaws of an adjustable wrench to the outside diameter.
Step 4 Now remove the spring from the jaws of your wrench and compare the opening to a ruler. With your verified spring dimensions in hand, compare them to the sizes described in our Standard Size Shock Cover section (found at the bottom of our Shock Cover product page), there you will find our standard length Shock Covers in Extra Small, Small, Medium, Large and Extra Large. If you need help converting fractions to decimals click on the following link. This link will open in a new window and display Fraction to Inch and Metric Decimal.

Fraction Decimal Chart

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