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Old 08-19-2019, 04:32 PM   #1326 (permalink)
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Thanks!

One thing to remember though, I have no springs other than the airbags. Adding a large Port could probably be done, but would not be easy.

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When was the last time "not being easy" scared you off?
Occasionally I don't have a tig welder.....

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Won't they keep the spring rate from rising as quick?
You will just be bouncing off the internal bump in the bag that much sooner. I usually run a little antifreeze in the bags to increase the rising rate.

Talk to Ryan at Acutune. He builds lots of shocks for lots of different vehicles.
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You will just be bouncing off the internal bump in the bag that much sooner. I usually run a little antifreeze in the bags to increase the rising rate.



Talk to Ryan at Acutune. He builds lots of shocks for lots of different vehicles.
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Got to thinking. If I disconnect the shocks and drive it, that should take them out of the equation for harshness. I will get bounce, but it should help nail things down perhaps?
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Got to thinking. If I disconnect the shocks and drive it, that should take them out of the equation for harshness. I will get bounce, but it should help nail things down perhaps?
Yes.

Shocks will only make bumps/potholes harsh if they're too stiff. I don't think that's your issue.
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Yes.

Shocks will only make bumps/potholes harsh if they're too stiff. I don't think that's your issue.
And what do you think the issue is?
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Spring rate too high in the bags. bdkw1's theory is easy to test, but I'm skeptical that your shocks are so stiff that it's causing the jarring you describe. If that were the case, the shock bushings would be destroyed in a hurry with that heavy of a rig over that kind of terrain.
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Spring rate too high in the bags. bdkw1's theory is easy to test, but I'm skeptical that your shocks are so stiff that it's causing the jarring you describe. If that were the case, the shock bushings would be destroyed in a hurry with that heavy of a rig over that kind of terrain.
My only concern is the digressive valving. Did some reading and definately goes with what I feel on the washboard etc.

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Got to thinking. If I disconnect the shocks and drive it, that should take them out of the equation for harshness. I will get bounce, but it should help nail things down perhaps?

That's what I was thinking. I don't have any shocks at all on the rear of my service truck, too heavy to need them I guess.
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Unfortunately the fronts are a bitch to get in and out!

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Well this happened! Only highway driving so far.



Fit well and the resi's tucked in nicely. Im at 4 clicks (12 total) up from full soft on the high speed compression, and full soft on the low speed.
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Nice! I've got accutune on both my trucks, love it.
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Did it seem to help or no?
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Did it seem to help or no?
Only done freeway for the most part. So far its a big "Meh" A little improvement, but not a ton.... FS roads this weekend I think. Pretty sure they are way long too Gotta take some more measurements....
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Yeah I hate to agree but they look like shock will bottom out before bump stop. cheap fix would be space the bump stops down at cost of up travel.
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Bilstiens ride pretty nice on the street, so I wouldn't expect much of an improvement there. If your all ready at full soft on the low speed clicker and it doesn't feel like a boat, you my not have enough bleed on the piston.
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Bilstiens ride pretty nice on the street, so I wouldn't expect much of an improvement there. If your all ready at full soft on the low speed clicker and it doesn't feel like a boat, you my not have enough bleed on the piston.
Does not feel like a boat anymore than the bilstein's did. As in not at all really. The rear end does feel bouncy now compared to the front . The sharp impacts are high wheel speed correct?

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The sharp impacts are high wheel speed correct?
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.
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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 but it doesn't look like it's bottomed out yet, but I haven't don't any dirt either....



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Is that a bump on the bottom of the fox shaft?

Usually shock warranties are voided if the shocks bottom out.
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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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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?

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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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So is it sitting on the bumpstop or the bag? Whichever, at least it's not the shock.
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