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ADS Off-Road Racing Shocks - Information, Pictures, & BS Thread

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by TaylorU, Aug 23, 2014.

  1. Jun 12, 2019 at 8:20 PM
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    I’ve had great dealings with MCM Fab in Vegas. Took just over 2 weeks from ordering them to arriving at his shop. Since I live in Vegas I was able to pick them up directly from him.
     
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  2. Jun 12, 2019 at 8:20 PM
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    Got that right. We aren’t suckers for that blue BS
     
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    I am aware. I’d like to form my own opinion.
     
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  4. Jun 13, 2019 at 7:33 AM
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    Stuff and junk and things...
    FYI the "race" shocks and OEM bolt in's have different seals. I've found a ton of King and ADS parts interchange.
     
  5. Jun 13, 2019 at 8:07 AM
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    King "Race" or the "Race spec" that ADS claims to build their shocks to?

    Word is that ADS is VERY similar to King's product, despite what the groupies claim. I'm just trying to expand my knowledge.
     
  6. Jun 13, 2019 at 8:25 AM
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    Stuff and junk and things...
    ADS race parts is the same as King prerun, at least on the 2.5 shocks I have seen.

    ADS street is it's own urethane seal kit you have to get from ADS.

    [​IMG]
     
  7. Jun 13, 2019 at 10:24 AM
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    The hoses and fittings sure seem a lot beefier and more abrasion resistant on ADS than the King bolt-ons from what I’ve seen...not sure that matters?
     
  8. Jun 13, 2019 at 10:34 AM
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    Are those areas of issue with Kings? All hoses will wear if they rub and are improperly routed. If done correctly, are the selling points of ADS really applicable?
     
  9. Jun 13, 2019 at 11:29 AM
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    Stuff and junk and things...
    It's all hydraulic fittings/hoses made by the same company just different product lines. I've made plenty of resi hoses from hydraulic hose that has a 3500+ psi burst pressure, WAY overkill for a shock that might see 350psi at full bump for a split second.

    Example of a resi hose I made.

    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads...ts-build-thread.261534/page-191#post-20780807

    That's what makes it possible to install parts from 1 brand to another, IE Fox resi's on Kings.

    https://www.instagram.com/p/Bgtg65TjJR9/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
     
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  10. Jun 13, 2019 at 11:47 AM
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    That’s why I said if that matters. I’m not pushing to convince anybody. I didn’t go with King because EVERYONE has them and they are a big brand name from Baja and what not. The ugly blue that doesn’t match anything on my truck either. Personally, my other choice would have been the Bilstein 8112’s.

    I KNOW my ADS shocks kickass because I’ve put them through hellish washboards, 80mph desert roads, towing and undeveloped mountain terrain. Going on about 8-10k miles on them and it almost feels like that have settled into a sweet spot.

    On a small note I have seen braided hoses get punctured from pointed edges...again...not sure that matters
     
  11. Jun 13, 2019 at 11:52 AM
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    I'm with you. I'm just trying to ask the question. I'm glad you're happy with yours.

    I agree with you with the steel braided hoses as they tend to be garbage on a lot of applications, specifically the Fox Performance series but we are discussing a $250 shock that is made for the more budget friendly market. Generally speaking the higher quality shocks alleviate that. Give or take a little (I don't like crimp hoses.)
     
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    I see your fancy work there. :gossip:
     
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  13. Jun 13, 2019 at 12:06 PM
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    Stuff and junk and things...
    I replace more Fox steel braided hoses than any others from damage.

    I don't like screw together hose fittings, the argument is you can field "repair" them but the hoses never break/ leak near a fitting to reuse them.

    I can cut, crimp a new hose faster than dealing with the non crimp fittings.
     
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    Same. The steel braided hoses that Fox puts on their performance series shocks is not ideal. I even think they put it on the "Factory 2.0" series which makes no sense to me. A -8 crimp/cloth hose would be much more ideal.

    I like being able to adjust hose length easily. I've not tried this with a crimp style. I'll have to look into it a bit more.
     
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    -4 or -6 2 wire is large enough for all 2.0's.

    You adjust hose length and fitting timing/rotation before you crimp the end on. uncrimped they slide over the hose easily to mock up.
     
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    I ordered a set of these for my truck today!! :woot:

    ADS 2.5x10.jpg


    Can't wait to swap these suckers in!! :D
     
  17. Jun 13, 2019 at 1:28 PM
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    Spray some lube on the lower spherical bearing and see if that helps. Mine squeaked badly when they were in need of replacement

     
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    Lol, have fun with that. Mine sucked to rebuild, so much that I've defected to Kings...
     
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    My hoses leaked as well lol
     
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    On King or ADS?
     
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