Mono Tube Gas Pressure
Gas pressures in monotube shocks are sometimes deceiving. The reason behind having variable gas pressure is because different shock valvings need different gas pressures, so the shock doesn't cavitate the oil. A stiffer compression shock needs more gas pressure, and vise versa on a soft compression shock. The deceiving aspect of gas pressure is, many people say more gas pressure changes the valving of the shock and make a shock stiffer or softer based on pressure. This is incorrect, for instance, adding gas pressure with make the shock feel stiffer in your hand, but is only increasing rod force. It also can move your zero point, but very little. It has more of an affect when the shock has more bleed.