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09-11-2019 10:05 AM
Java
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Originally Posted by DE Jeeper View Post
Cant u just put the bag in a vice or step on it and measure what its minimum height can be and then go from there? Is there enough room for an external bump? Can u raise the upper shock mount assuming it cant go to full extension now?
I can dump the air just like I did, truck is a big vise

External stop would be a PITA.

If I need shorter shocks I will work with Accutune to get them.... I gave them the measurement from the lower bolt to the mount with the bags at 8" tall.... But yes and no... There is a LOT of shit right above the shock mount, but it could be done. Lower might be easier to drop!
09-11-2019 10:02 AM
DE Jeeper Cant u just put the bag in a vice or step on it and measure what its minimum height can be and then go from there? Is there enough room for an external bump? Can u raise the upper shock mount assuming it cant go to full extension now?
09-11-2019 05:23 AM
Java
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Originally Posted by DE Jeeper View Post
Seems to be a resonable assumption. Go 4 it.
Thinking some more..... Then the shock will be the bumpstop. Ugh unless I can perfectly predict the internal bump stop and have them both hit at the same time

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09-11-2019 04:25 AM
DE Jeeper Seems to be a resonable assumption. Go 4 it.
09-10-2019 08:50 PM
Java Just thinking to myself and out loud I guess.

If I need more height in the bags, and don't want lift why not just trim the lower bag mount down an inch? I'm assuming the bags will be Ok higher.

Probably not all that hard to unbolt them, cut them down and reweld. They are the ones with the angled plate.


09-09-2019 03:15 AM
aczlan
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It's been doing this awhile, just reminded of it now that's its been raining again....

There is a chip, but otherwise good. I'll call the local glass place for a remove and reseal/install quote

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If you have glass coverage a rock thrown up by the vehicle in front of you while driving down a gravel road would make it so that it was covered by insurance...

Aaron Z
09-08-2019 02:58 PM
Java
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Originally Posted by mwilliamshs View Post
Shocks and windshield could be domino effect.



If you have full coverage insurance a windshield is probably covered with a crack or chips.
It's been doing this awhile, just reminded of it now that's its been raining again....

There is a chip, but otherwise good. I'll call the local glass place for a remove and reseal/install quote

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09-08-2019 02:56 PM
mwilliamshs Shocks and windshield could be domino effect.

If you have full coverage insurance a windshield is probably covered with a crack or chips.
09-08-2019 02:49 PM
Java
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Originally Posted by v6toy4x View Post
From shocks one day to popping stereo the next, you are definitely covering all bases?



Good luck
It's done it a few times before..... But it's raining again and does it just about every time now..... Ugh. Scares the shit out of the dog when it does it in the middle of the night. Nothing like a 100lb scared German Shepard jumping in your bed....

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09-08-2019 02:44 PM
v6toy4x
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Originally Posted by Java View Post
Sooo I'm pretty sure my Windshield is leaking.... Every time it rains I get loud "static pops" thru the stereo, even when it's off.....

Anyone familiar with these? Should I try to pull the trim and smear some goop on it or just take it to the pros?

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From shocks one day to popping stereo the next, you are definitely covering all bases?

Good luck
09-08-2019 10:17 AM
Java Sooo I'm pretty sure my Windshield is leaking.... Every time it rains I get loud "static pops" thru the stereo, even when it's off.....

Anyone familiar with these? Should I try to pull the trim and smear some goop on it or just take it to the pros?

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09-06-2019 12:34 PM
bdkw1
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Originally Posted by GLTHFJ60 View Post
You said the shocks were his issue before. He bought fancy shocks with different valving per your recommendation and the issue is still there.

Or were you suggesting something else?
For the issues he was describing, a valvable shock is the only way to go. Something off the shelf that you can't change the valving will never accomplish what he needs. The whole internal bumpstop deal is a whole different ball of wax.
09-06-2019 09:16 AM
Java Not just his Suggestion FWIW.... But I think we may be onto something.... I don't think I will have time to do more than a speed bump test this weekend tho.
09-06-2019 07:11 AM
GLTHFJ60
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Originally Posted by bdkw1 View Post
I have never used bags with the internal bump. It makes me nervous not being able to see them or change them out if I don't like them. Starting to think my paranoia was actually correct.
You said the shocks were his issue before. He bought fancy shocks with different valving per your recommendation and the issue is still there.

Or were you suggesting something else?
09-05-2019 02:38 PM
bdkw1 I have never used bags with the internal bump. It makes me nervous not being able to see them or change them out if I don't like them. Starting to think my paranoia was actually correct.
09-05-2019 12:29 PM
Java
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Originally Posted by GLTHFJ60 View Post
That's not a bad thing necessarily. Your original issue could have been that you were simply bottoming out. Most of us would be able to recognize that I think, and that's why I didn't think to mention that.

Could also put a go-pro in your wheel well and record suspension movement while driving. That's always a neat trick, and will show you how much everything compresses when you experience your symptom. That might be a better next step.
Yeah it will be more than the kelderman spec, but worth a shot.

Rear is going to need a lift if the front goes up more....
09-05-2019 12:26 PM
GLTHFJ60
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Well after a long chat with Ryan at Accutune, I am going to try to raise the front end up 1" or so and see how that goes. I may be bottoming on the bumpstops in the bags. Unfortunately this will increase spring rate.... Going to throw a zip tie on the shock shaft too. And Ill dump it again and measure what I have for minimum shaft length just to compare to. In theory the zip tie shouldn't get to that measurement.
That's not a bad thing necessarily. Your original issue could have been that you were simply bottoming out. Most of us would be able to recognize that I think, and that's why I didn't think to mention that.

Could also put a go-pro in your wheel well and record suspension movement while driving. That's always a neat trick, and will show you how much everything compresses when you experience your symptom. That might be a better next step.
09-05-2019 11:04 AM
Java Well after a long chat with Ryan at Accutune, I am going to try to raise the front end up 1" or so and see how that goes. I may be bottoming on the bumpstops in the bags. Unfortunately this will increase spring rate.... Going to throw a zip tie on the shock shaft too. And Ill dump it again and measure what I have for minimum shaft length just to compare to. In theory the zip tie shouldn't get to that measurement.
09-04-2019 06:19 PM
Java
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Originally Posted by bdkw1 View Post
So is it sitting on the bumpstop or the bag? Whichever, at least it's not the shock.
The bags have internal bump stops, I'm not sure how soft they are, but it's not quite even touching the shock bump stops yet.

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09-04-2019 06:11 PM
bdkw1 So is it sitting on the bumpstop or the bag? Whichever, at least it's not the shock.
09-04-2019 05:52 PM
Java
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Originally Posted by bdkw1 View Post
Your bag doesn't look like it has that much travel either. It might bottom before the bumpstop too.

Have you ever cycled it without any pressure in it?
Boom, zero bag pressure.

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09-04-2019 03:55 PM
bdkw1 Your bag doesn't look like it has that much travel either. It might bottom before the bumpstop too.

Have you ever cycled it without any pressure in it?
09-04-2019 08:17 AM
Java
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Originally Posted by GLTHFJ60 View Post
Is that a bump on the bottom of the fox shaft?

Usually shock warranties are voided if the shocks bottom out.
Yep, rubber bumpstop

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09-04-2019 08:12 AM
GLTHFJ60 Is that a bump on the bottom of the fox shaft?

Usually shock warranties are voided if the shocks bottom out.
09-03-2019 03:38 PM
Java
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Originally Posted by bdkw1 View Post
Yes. The clicker in the resi works off shaft displacement. While it does have an effect, it does not have as much effect as changing the shims on the piston. You have way more flow through the piston.
Ok that was my understanding.

Only 3.5" from the bumpstop to the shock body [emoji53] but it doesn't look like it's bottomed out yet, but I haven't don't any dirt either....



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