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

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

  1. Nov 10, 2021 at 5:37 PM
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    I have my sway bar removed
     
  2. Nov 10, 2021 at 7:33 PM
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    Well that isn't it. :rofl:

    Does the remote hydro fitting come close to the UCA, enough to possibly touch under load?
     
  3. Nov 10, 2021 at 8:10 PM
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    Check the hoses, you sure you ain't hitting them?
     
  4. Nov 10, 2021 at 10:16 PM
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    Do your best. Try describing the noise.

    How much ride height did you add?
     
  5. Nov 11, 2021 at 7:53 AM
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    i’m positive the hoses are not touching.
     
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  6. Nov 11, 2021 at 7:55 AM
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    It’s almost like a clunk noise but not lol. I’ll see if I can get a video of it. I added about an inch.
     
  7. Nov 11, 2021 at 9:25 AM
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    You changed the collar position exposing 1" of threads, or a 1/2" more?

    Did you get a new wheel alignment after making the change?
     
  8. Nov 11, 2021 at 9:44 AM
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    It could be coil twist causing a slight noise as the suspension flexes now that more pressure is on the coil…try adding a little Lubricant where the coil end rests on metal…just guessing
     
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    WD-40, I am told, is really bad for seals. So if ya use it, make sure it doesn’t seep where the shaft seal is at.
     
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    wd 40 isn't all that good for most plastic and rubber parts. Not really all it's cracked up to be
     
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    maybe just hitting your bumpstops now / harder than before
    find a pal with a go pro and get some vids maybe
     
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    you are right. I should have said lubricant. WD-40 eats grease too even if you don’t want it to.
     
  13. Nov 11, 2021 at 7:52 PM
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    I'll throw another thought in here... maybe the shock is topping out since it has additional pre load pushing it to ride closer to the top of the stroke? Or ball joints reaching the end of their range? I had a similar issue where I think my ADS shocks were topping out, or coulda been my ball joints maxing out. Mine was like a muted thunk, not quite a metal to metal clank, but enough to get my attention.I never dug hard to find the source on my 2nd gen set up. Although my issue would only present itself during quick full droop scenarios, such as bouncing through whoops, or quick drop offs. But I didn't add any additional preload to how they came.
     
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    that's a good suggestion too. Limit straps have been mentioned about 100 times in this thread for that exact reason haha:rofl:
     
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    1/2” more. Probably around 2” all together
     
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    Should i have them softer or firmer as well? I have 650lb springs with roughly 2” lift and notches turned as soft as you can go
     
  17. Nov 11, 2021 at 10:02 PM
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    As others have mentioned, it could be topping out. And having the clickers at 0 would make that easier to happen. Increase the compression to 10 to see what effect (besides stiffening the ride) that has on the noise you are hearing.

    2" of lift shouldn't be too much but you have definitely changed where you are in the shock's stroke at ride height.
     
  18. Nov 12, 2021 at 5:27 PM
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    I thought about trying that. I will definitely have too and get back to you
     
  19. Dec 28, 2021 at 2:33 PM
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    The rest of my kit should be arriving soon, does anyone wish they would have spent a little extra and had their shocks adjusted with a lighter valving from ADS? Or do you like the way they ended sitting?
     
  20. Dec 28, 2021 at 8:21 PM
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    I have an older 4Runner, but I've thoroughly enjoyed how they were valved out of the box. They were noticeably smoother than the Bilsteins and OMEs I've had in the past on road, and they're a whole different experience off road. Everyone seems to like their suspension/valving differently though so take this with a grain of salt.
     
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