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ADS Racing Shocks Bypass Shock 2.5 Inch 12 Inch Stroke 3 Tubes


ADS Racing Shocks

Model #250-BP312-000

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Bypass Shocks 2.5 Inch 12 Inch Stroke 3 Tubes ADS Racing Shocks. Bypass shocks offer the ultimate in suspension tunability. Once the domain of off road race truck and high end sand cars, bypass shocks are becoming more commonplace on non-race vehicles. Like the name implies, a bypass shock allows the user to adjust the amount of oil that bypasses the shock piston. The shock is divided into zones based on the number of tubes that are welded to the shock body. By using an external adjuster the driver, or tuner, is able to control the amount of fluid that bypasses the shock piston at each zone.

A standard bypass shock must be used in conjunction with a leaf spring or coilover as the bypass shock is not able to support the weight of the vehicle. In applications where a bypass needs to support the weight of the vehicle ADS offers an air bypass.

ADS bypass shocks use the finest materials available. ADS bypass shocks use metal stems, springs, and check balls in place of the plastic components commonly found in performance series shocks. Over time, because of the heat, plastic parts can melt and seize making the bypass adjustment inoperative.

Below are some of the features, and benefits, of ADS bypass shocks:

  • Hard coat anodized Air Cylinder Quality (ACQ) aluminum reservoir with threaded cap. The threaded cap provides a much stronger, and tighter, seal virtually insuring no contamination of the reservoir by dirt, water, grime, or other particles commonly found in the external environment.
  • Large spherical bearings in top and bottom caps-Large spherical bearings provide increased strength, the ability to use larger hardware and the increased protection of metal on metal contact as the shock moves.
  • O-ring sealed, large diameter, steel lined high pressure reservoir hose-O-ring seal prevents risk of leak or contamination and steel lining provides 80X greater abrasion resistance compared to standard rubber. The larger diameter hose allows more fluid to flow between the reservoir and the shock body which results in more efficient cooling of the fluid.
  • Large surface area billet 303 stainless steel heim spacer material-303 stainless steel does not corrode over time and the large surface area results in a much higher failure tolerance.
  • Heat treated spring steel valve shim material-Spring steel has a much higher yield strength insuring that the valve shims will not deform or break even after repeated shock g-outs.
  • 7075 T6 Hard Anodized aluminum shock piston-7075 hard anodized aluminum is 63 percent harder than 6061 and over twice as strong, which makes the piston incredibly resistant to heat and warping, even under the most extreme conditions.
  • Induction hardened shaft material with 70RW chrome finish on 3 Inch and larger diameter shocks-Induction hardened material is significantly stronger than hardened shaft material. For extreme applications requiring large diameter shocks the induction hardened shaft will withstand forces that would snap hardened shafting.
  • 6061 T6 aluminum with large spherical bearing and long body-larger spherical bearing allows for use of larger diameter hardware and long body offers more thread engagement resulting in a stronger connection between the end and the shock
  • High strength steel stem seat, check ball, and internal spring-High strength steel offers high resistance to heat and corrosion that results in long term use and repeated adjustment of bypass tubes. The result is a bypass shock that has incredible longevity and resistance to heat related failure.
  • Even the strongest shocks will need to be rebuilt from time to time. ADS shocks can be completely disassembled using basic hand tools and ADS offers replacement parts and accessories so that shocks can be rebuilt, upgraded, or revalved, at home. If you would prefer ADS services your shocks we offer very reasonable rates and most shocks are rebuilt and turned around within 10 business days. ADS bypass shocks can be purchased with a remote reservoir or piggyback reservoir.
Note: Call for custom hose lengths and extended bottom cap options

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Who Is ADS Racing Shocks

Shocks play a crucial role when it comes to vehicle performance. Not only does it affects vehicle handling, but it also helps keep the vehicle well planted on the road, giving better traction. When it comes to offroading, it is crucial that you use high-quality shocks as it is a very demanding activity. A factory shock is designed to give you riding comfort during your daily commute, but for extreme activities, it is a must that you upgrade it with better performing shocks, just like what ADS Racing offers.

How It All Started

Headquartered in Tucson, Arizona, ADS Racing Shocks is an aftermarket company that has been manufacturing and servicing off-road shocks and dampeners since 1989. ADS was born from a passion for off-roading and a mission to deliver components that met or exceeded the unique needs of off-road drivers. To this day, everything the company does is rooted in that same passion and is considered one of the leading brands for the aftermarket shocks in the market. 

Giving Quality Shocks For Decades

Since its inception more than 30 years ago, ADS has earned recognition for being a premier manufacturer of high-end off-road racing and rock-crawling shocks. ADS Racing Shocks offers the most rugged and responsive shocks on the market. ADS shocks are born from years of meticulous design and rigorous testing to ensure they surpass all expectations, whether it be for OEM or off-road vehicles. All ADS components are manufactured and assembled in-house to maintain the highest standard of quality and control.

What Does ADS Racing Shocks Offer?

ADS Racing Shocks produces a complete line of off-road shock absorbers for various OEM and custom applications. You can find ADS racing shocks on just about every kind of off-road vehicle, including sand cars, full-blown Baja racers, and dual-purpose daily drivers. 

Quality Products Made In the USA

ADS shocks are designed to deliver uncompromised performance regardless of the vehicle or application. It is 100% manufactured in the USA and is built to bridge the gap between full race and performance series shocks. ADS products are CNC machined and hand-assembled to deliver premium quality.

Throughout the years, ADS Racing Shocks has leveraged its extensive experience in shock tuning and racing to deliver the most refined quality bolt-on shock absorbers that perform specifically for your application. The brand is dedicated to producing solid products through quality engineering, innovative designs, and thorough manufacturing processes while employing state-of-the-art machinery and an in-house team of experienced engineers. The thousands of hours that ADS spends testing and optimizing its products can be seen and felt in every shock absorber it builds.

Upgrade To ADS Racing Shocks Today

If you love off-roading and only want the best products for your vehicle, then do not settle for less and choose ADS Racing Shocks. Vivid Racing carries an extensive lineup of ADS products, including shocks, hand tools, axles, piston positioning tools, shaft clamps, and shaft bump stops. If you have any questions regarding ADS Racing Shocks or need help finding a particular part, please call Vivid Racing’s specialized sales team at (480) 966-3040. Take control of your off-road vehicle with ADS shocks today!

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