Originally Posted by straybullitt
That is what high pressure gas filled shocks and struts are designed to do.
Thats what I thought but I spoke with an AM rep and he said sometimes they don't. I see different opinions on the internet also.
I received two front struts today (Koni orange) and the package was tore open and one had the cap to hold it compressed broken into a dozen pieces. The other one had little pressure on the strap and I slid it off and the strut didn't move.
UPS said it was shipping damage took it back with him, called AM and they are sending me new ones.
Everything I receive via UPS is always in an tore open box, my fr500 mufflers i received last year looked like they went end for end down the highway. Luckily you can't see the damage once installed.
Also, my new rear shocks have grease on the top and look used, is this normal?