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Adjusting Fox 2.0 Performance Series

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Polarisman, Jan 1, 2013.

  1. Jan 1, 2013 at 12:24 PM
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    Polarisman

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    Hello everyone,

    I have the fox 2.0 Performance Series coilovers on my 2011 Tacoma. I want to adjust the driver side shock to compensate for the tacoma lean. Im planning on going with 1/4 of an inch higher. I have spanner wrenches, but my question is: How and what to measure to reach this height? What reference points could I use? Thanks, I"m kinda new at this. Here is a pic of the shocks (not mine).

    Thanks again,

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  2. Jan 1, 2013 at 4:23 PM
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    Hub to fender. Install the coilovers. Let it settle. Then adjust it. Jack it up and leave it at full droop is the easiest way to turn the collar.
     
  3. Jan 1, 2013 at 4:28 PM
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    This is exactly how mine look, all the threads at the bottom. Can I get more lift simply by turning these? Sorry for noob question.
     
  5. Jul 19, 2014 at 5:58 PM
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    Yes turn the collar up go preload the spring = more lift.
     
  6. Feb 23, 2017 at 12:49 PM
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    I've heard that you can damage the aluminum threads by not removing the spring preload on the adjustment ring before turning it. There are not holes for spanner wrenches so you can't use those, and it seems a bit out of the question to turn the adjustment ring by hand if there is a 600 - 700 lb/in spring exerting force on it.
     
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  7. Feb 24, 2017 at 10:04 AM
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    Yea, I would contact the vendor about the best way to adjust these. The 2.0 fronts aren't like most, and people have stripped theirs trying to adjust them like they are.
     
  8. Feb 24, 2017 at 10:07 AM
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  9. Feb 24, 2017 at 4:01 PM
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    Does anyone know the exact spring rate of these? I would assume 600-700 as mentioned above just by how they feel driving, but I'd like to get a real #.
    I've adjusted them by hand by using a spring compressor first.
     
  10. Sep 2, 2017 at 2:40 PM
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    What spring compressor did you use? I have one, but it doesn't fit between the coils.
     
  11. Sep 2, 2017 at 6:25 PM
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    I'm pretty sure I just rented a spring compressor from an auto parts store. Was almost 2 years ago I did that.
     
  12. Sep 2, 2017 at 6:26 PM
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    Alright, thank you.
     
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