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

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

  1. Dec 28, 2021 at 8:25 PM
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    Cricket-0

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    Thanks for the input, i'll probably just leave it as is, I'm 100% sure the guys at ADS know more then me! I just have to much curiosity... and to much time.
     
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  2. Dec 28, 2021 at 8:38 PM
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    Valving is all personal preference. I thought mine were super soft and added quite a bit of compression valving and a bit more rebound to how they came from ADS.

    Run them for a bit, see how they perform, and get them revalved later if you're not happy with them.
     
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  3. Dec 29, 2021 at 9:02 AM
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    I think that's solid advice, thanks for the input, I think i'll do just that.
     
  4. Jan 3, 2022 at 10:50 AM
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    Help needed. I’ve got some ADS piggybacks on my rear axle. Love the shocks but have encountered a problem. My driver’s side shock is making contact with a bracket on the OEM leaf pack and scarring it up pretty good.

    Question for anyone who has these shocks or feels they know the answer: does the resi on the driver’s side face to the front or rear of the truck?

    Any help is appreciated.
     
  5. Jan 3, 2022 at 11:20 AM
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    The resi should be on the low side of the shock. It faces different directions on each side.

    20180126_163040.jpg
     
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  6. Jan 3, 2022 at 11:26 AM
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    Sorry, heres a photo of my ADS... also resi on the low side...

    Deavers 8-leaf.jpg

    To keep the resi from contacting the leaf pack... tighten the upper nut until the shock body can no longer rotate on its own.
     
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  7. Jan 3, 2022 at 12:29 PM
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    So this is how I have mine setup (same as yours). This is looking from the rear of the truck. Here’s the hits I’ve been taking:
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    You can see where the bracket on the leaf pack was hitting. These have been on about a year with no issue. Top nut is tight. Was bombing down 30 miles of washboard and potholes at about 20-35 mph when this happened. Not sure what to do.
     
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  8. Jan 3, 2022 at 12:32 PM
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    If the top nut is fully tightened and the shock body still rotates, I'm not sure there's anything you can do. Your upper rubber bushings may be worn out and in need or replacement. That certainly sucks and is a common problem with piggy backs.
     
  9. Jan 3, 2022 at 12:34 PM
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    I pushed the resi back out of the way once I noticed it. Took some effort. I’ll check tightness again tonight. They’re so pretty and work so well. I kinda wanna cry.
     
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  10. Jan 3, 2022 at 12:37 PM
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    Get @CBoy808 to design a custom "wrap" for it... cover up the damage. I wanted to wrap mine to look like beer cans... :cheers:

    ADS certainly makes a great looking shock and it sucks to see them get marked up. But at least it's not something that will affect performance.
     
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  11. Jan 14, 2022 at 7:35 PM
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    Just got my fronts! There is a very fine print on the outside of the cardboard box saying "shocks are shipped without nitrogen, fill to 150."

    I haven't seen anywhere else here of other peoples shipping without nitrogen? I contacted Headstrong, they said ADS has shipped them like this forever. Glad I caught it.. Hopefully a heads up for other people incase you didnt know like me.
     
  12. Jan 14, 2022 at 7:37 PM
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    Can you post a photo of the fine print and a screenshot of @HeadStrong Off-Road saying that?
     
  13. Jan 14, 2022 at 7:38 PM
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    Yeah that. I don’t recall mine saying that. You would think Headstrong would advertise this clearly. I purchased through them.
     
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    Bought mine through HS (3 years ago)... no note on mine.
     
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    If that’s true than I’ve ran mine almost 20k miles with no nitrogen. I still have my box and it doesn’t say that
     
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    Right. It must be that this is a new thing for them. If I had no nitrogen for the past 8k miles, then my truck shouldn't perform as good as it has been off-road!
     
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    Not really trying to stir a hornets nest or point fingers.. Just figured it might be a good idea to shed some light for anyone behind me, that doesn't see the small note. If headstrong reads this forum, might be a good idea to put a decent sized paper in the box.
     
  19. Jan 14, 2022 at 8:02 PM
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    @Cricket-0 Was this only your fronts?
    I managed to find the box for my rears, no note:

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