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Hi everyone, installed aev 2.5 dual sport lift with bilstein shocks 2 months ago. Went out to southern Utah and did light off roading. Hardest trail was the Shafer trail which we dearly loved. Now doing my oil change I believe I have a blown shock on my front driver's side. Had a bunch of fluid coating the bottom of my shock, I wiped it off before I took pictures. 馃槫 checked break lines no puncture. How do I tell if it's bad? Have never had this problem. Please help
 

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Remove those worthless shock boots and look at the shock piston. My newest set of Bilstein 5100s failed the first time off-road. They must be having quality issues.
 

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Unbolt the bottom of the shock and put it up to compress the shock. If it is still pressurized, it should try to extend itself down. I have replaced blown shocks over the years and when the bad shocks are compressed, they just stay compressed.
 
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