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Sooo.... after getting my Boss V-plow installed, I found that the factory front springs on my Deluxe General (White Lightning) allowed too much front end sag with the plow up. Ok, it's a heavy plow and my springs were on the lightest preload setting. So I adjusted the preload to the highest setting and went on plowing. Still didn't seem like enough, so I ordered a set of Bandit shocks with heavy springs, which I received today. Yay!

Well, I just went out to take a look at the machine in the daylight to get an idea of how long/difficult of a project it's going to be to swap shocks. And, I discovered that the preload adjusting ring on the left front shock is actually broken. Not that it really matters all that much since I'm replacing them in the next few days, but... has anybody ever seen anything like this? I can't imagine how it could have happened.
 

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Eek, I wonder if that would be covered under warranty. I would hope so.

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Well, I'm out of warranty. So that's probably not going to be an option.
 

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looks like just the right positioning of the spring end to put a little extra stress on the skinny point of the adjuster. Probably uncommon to actually break the adjuster though.
 

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Of all the toys I've had, and all the forums I've been on, I don't remember ever seeing a broken preload adjuster ring. I'm thinking it has to be a casting defect.
 

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Mine also broke on my 2019 general ( right rear) so I doubt it's a casting issue.
Did you ever fix yours ? I got the new part but now I'm trying to figure out how to get the shock apart, anyone ever take a shock like this apart ?
 

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Remove the shock from machine, compress the spring (you can rent the correct tools at auto parts store or buy your own) when spring is compressed remove the top retaining plate remove spring change out broken adjuster then reverse the process.
 

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Mine also broke on my 2019 general ( right rear) so I doubt it's a casting issue.
Did you ever fix yours ? I got the new part but now I'm trying to figure out how to get the shock apart, anyone ever take a shock like this apart ?
Yes ive had mine apart you need a spring compressor to compress the spring then the keeper plates at the top slide out and the spring slides right off.. very simple job if you have a spring compressor
 
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