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Old 08-20-2012, 06:17 PM   #1
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Compression Adjusters... Worth It?

I'm currently in the market for a set of King coilovers. Wondering if the extra $300 for the compression adjusters are worth it. Say I have them cranked for 3" of lift and set the compression all the way soft, is the ride really going to be any softer? I know preloading the spring makes the ride more stiff. So, how exactly does this work?

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Old 08-21-2012, 03:39 PM   #2
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Old 08-21-2012, 03:50 PM   #3
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For daily driving I doubt you would feel much difference, the shock is just not cycling enough. I see it as fine tuning your compression offroad....whoops, jumps etc. so you don't bottom out at speed. You could prob re-valve them until you're happy for a lot less.

Just my .02 as I've never played with compression adjusters.
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Old 08-21-2012, 06:54 PM   #4
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Thanks for your input.
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Old 08-21-2012, 07:25 PM   #5
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Shit, I could be wrong.......I hear the rear fox's that have them are sweet. Hey you'll be the first if you do get them!
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^ No one on here is running these? Makes me want them even more! haha
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Old 08-21-2012, 11:28 PM   #7
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I have them, but I have not been able to put them to the test yet... too hot in the desert for me . are you going oem length or longer?
if going oem, I recommend checking out this thread first. might save you some money, and/or still make it worth your while to get those adjusters
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Old 08-22-2012, 09:49 AM   #8
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Thanks for the link.

I would like to get extended length, but I don't see that as an option for the compression adjustable Kings.

Also, does DSM charge extra for changing springs? I'd like to go with a 650 spring rate.
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I'm not sure about the shocks you're looking at specifically but having the ability to adjust the compression dampening is awesome on motorcycles. I don't know what kind of range of adjustability they give you on a truck but on a bike it helps control how much the suspension dives in a corner, how fast the suspension can cycle when on rougher roads or rougher tracks. It basically controls how quickly the suspension can uptravel when you hit a bump. If you have no need to adjust this, meaning you don't need to change your suspension characteristics often or drastically, there's no need to pay the extra money for it
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I'm sure it has been mentioned before, but the adjusters are for fine tuning, but definitely not a replacement for shock valving to your needs.

I participated in the group buy months ago, and dont recall dsm charging me for opting for 650# coils. they normally come with 600# coils, iirc. my fronts are extended length, I think because of the adjusters.

if I were you, I would definitely go the route of that thread, and get 6" kings up front, as you will gain slightly more travel. I think the ext length oem fronts come with a taller eyelet, but doesnt affect oem travel.

mo travel = mo better

fwiw, I like my 650# coils. Im all stock up front(no winch, plate bumper), and not running a sway bar either. I've got the passenger side collar all back out to combat the taco lean.
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