If you’ve ever wondered what would happen if you took “bottoming out” your shocks to the max, the Hydraulic Power Press YouTube channel just crushed a car damper with a 500 ton hydraulic press. These guys have the best job.
If your car’s jounce bumpers are worn out, there’s a good chance you’ve taken a speed bump a bit too quickly and “bottomed out” your shocks. But even if you launched Dukes Of Hazzard-style off a big cliff, you’d be hard pressed to do this much damage.
Get it? Hard pressed? Anyway.
Just look at all that oil flowing out of the shock. Yikes.