Originally Posted by USmarine212
so the extended length of a shock doesnt really matter? its all on the compressed length right?
both are important and closely related.
too long an extended length and your spring will unseat, which can be bad.
funny thing is if you focus on the compressed length, work out how much bumpstop you need to maintain the uptravel you want, the extended length usually isn't an issue. If you're maximizing downtravel, the same rules still apply, you just need to pay closer attention to if the springs are unseating and think about limiting straps.
notice I said compressed length + a travel amount? compressed length + travel = extended length.