I bought some FOX remote 2.0 rears today. They mount upside down with the shock body hanging down by the axle. What's the purpose of that?
It seems to me like that would only expose the shock body to more damage. It may reduce damage to the shock shaft, but that's much easier and cheaper to replace than an entire shock body is it not?
I didn't end up installing the shocks though, because I was given stock travels instead of extended. I called the seller to let him know that he gave me the wrong shocks. He said that I could bring them back tomorrow but I would be charged a re-stocking fee and that I couldn't get the proper travel shocks with the bodies on top because FOX only makes them upside down now.
Am I getting jerked around? Does anybody know what the deal is with the upside down shocks? I called DSM and All-Pro, both of which said that they only sell the shocks with the bodies up.
Follow-up: It took some aggravation, a little convincing and about $50 in gas but I should have my refund by Tuesday. I almost got weaseled out of another $20 on my refund until I put my foot down and called him out on it. For whatever reason, the refund is pending via paypal. Anyway, I went ahead and ordered the right shocks through Marco at DSM. He said he would convert the remotes to piggyback at no charge and throw in some extra goodies for me. I'm expecting them to arrive either tomorrow or Friday.