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Old 06-21-2010, 06:16 PM   #1
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Question Sway-a-way 2.5 shocks

Installed these shocks yesterday. Got em revalved by Sonny at Downsouth. I didn't change the ride height just left em where they were at from the previous owner. I had 5100's at 2.5" previously and from fender to top of tire I measured 6.8 on passenger side and 6.5" on driver side. With the SAWS i'm about 7.8 on passenger side and 7.6 on driver side. I didn't put the sway bar back on and the truck rides okay.

Took the truck off road a little and noticed it clunked when I'd hit small bumps. Even speed bumps at low speeds make the truck feel like a rock. My best guess is that theres too much pre load on the spring and the truck doesn't have anymore down travel so I'm hearing the "clunk" of the shock fully extending.

What measurements do you guys roll at? I know most do 3", but how the hell do I know my truck is up 3"? I'm gonna back off the spring by approximately .5" and go from there.
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Old 06-21-2010, 07:05 PM   #2
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im at ~25" from center of front hub to fender w/ my 4" spindles and COs at ~1"...so i would say that ~23 from hub to fender would put you at ~3".

but, like you said, 3" lift will only give you about 1" downtravel...and i say your correct on your extending assumption...
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Installed these shocks yesterday. Got em revalved by Sonny at Downsouth. I didn't change the ride height just left em where they were at from the previous owner. I had 5100's at 2.5" previously and from fender to top of tire I measured 6.8 on passenger side and 6.5" on driver side. With the SAWS i'm about 7.8 on passenger side and 7.6 on driver side. I didn't put the sway bar back on and the truck rides okay.

Took the truck off road a little and noticed it clunked when I'd hit small bumps. Even speed bumps at low speeds make the truck feel like a rock. My best guess is that theres too much pre load on the spring and the truck doesn't have anymore down travel so I'm hearing the "clunk" of the shock fully extending.

What measurements do you guys roll at? I know most do 3", but how the hell do I know my truck is up 3"? I'm gonna back off the spring by approximately .5" and go from there.
Hi Ben,

We didn't re-valve your coil-overs, we just re-built them and installed the new shaft in the one. And you are right, there was a ton of pre-load on them, as Sonny mentioned to you. And we had a HELL of a time getting the springs off and on, to service the shocks.

You should probably back off the pre-load and see how it rides then. If you want us to make a change in valving, give us a call.

Let us know....

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Hi Ben,

We didn't re-valve your coil-overs, we just re-built them and installed the new shaft in the one. And you are right, there was a ton of pre-load on them, as Sonny mentioned to you. And we had a HELL of a time getting the springs off and on, to service the shocks.

You should probably back off the pre-load and see how it rides then. If you want us to make a change in valving, give us a call.

Let us know....

Marco
Thanks for the clarification on the rebuild, and I did back off the spring a lot. Truck rides great now! You guys did an awesome job. I will be returning Sonny's bar that I used to ajust the spring.
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just out of curiosity what are your new measurements? mine are a bit high as well and im gonna move em down at some point in time. im thinkin to about 2.5" above stock
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