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

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

  1. Sep 28, 2018 at 11:56 AM
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    Dogg23

    Dogg23 I like big tires

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    Discount Tire Direct shows 24lb for 17s
     
  2. Sep 28, 2018 at 12:18 PM
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    Thanks for the heads up. I will contact them to verify thats the correct weight. I have found on several occassions info they have listed to be not very accurate. If thats right 24 lbs is not bad at all.
     
  3. Sep 28, 2018 at 1:09 PM
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    slomoe

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    Right on. Luckily I have a spare set of those ext. shank lugs in the garage
     
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  4. Sep 28, 2018 at 5:11 PM
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    You should be fine, those tires are barely bigger than stock
     
  5. Oct 2, 2018 at 3:58 PM
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    Quadabaum

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    ADS suspension is in. Here is everything I did this past weekend.

    Miles ~21,400

    Changed both front and rear diff gear oils, used Lucas 85W-140 per ECGS, sending oil sample to Blackstone for analysis
    ECGS Bushing
    Front ADS 2.5" Coilover with RR and Clickers
    LR SPC UCA, ball joint grease with STA-Lube SL3330
    Rear ADS 2.5" Shocks with RR and Clickers
    HD Dakar Leaf spring with energy suspension polyurethane bushings
    Steel braided extended brake lines, bled with Mobil 1 DOT-3

    It was a hell of a job for the driveway. A friend of mine came down and helped me knock most of it out Saturday. I ended up not doing enough research and messed up one of my shackle bushings due to the metal collars they put in them at the factory. I eventually figured it out, used a jig saw to cut the collars out, ordered new shackle bushings, and completed the install today. Overall pretty straight forward install. My driverside preload is ~1" and my passenger side is ~7/8" and I have achieved ~2" of front end lift. The rear of the truck is over 3" lift, I dont have my camp weight in there yet, also waiting for my GFC to be installed in November. I am hoping itll settle down some and I may add some weight to help until I get my GFC. I left the sway bar off as well, we will see how it goes. Did a quick test drive and it feels good so far.
    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  6. Oct 2, 2018 at 4:05 PM
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    TACOVRD

    TACOVRD I Identify As A Prius

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    Looks great man! I’m going to pick up my fronts tonight.

    Just an FYI if you haven’t already planned on it you are going to want to get some different bump stops in there to account for the new travel of the shocks and leaf pack.
     
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  7. Oct 2, 2018 at 4:08 PM
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    TACOVRD I Identify As A Prius

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    Shoot dude.....ADS 4Runner shocks must be charged with unicorn farts....

    Fingers crossed you get them soon man!!!
     
  8. Oct 2, 2018 at 4:15 PM
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    Thanks, I was going to get some wheelers superbumps but I wanted to flex it and figure out if I will need spacers or not.
     
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  9. Oct 2, 2018 at 4:52 PM
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    Can you let us know what bump stops you go with and if they require spacers? I have the same shocks going on and I want to order everything up before I start.
     
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  10. Oct 2, 2018 at 5:06 PM
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    It might be a month or so before I do that. I have some other stuff to order and we have a trip planned for 10/26.
     
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  11. Oct 2, 2018 at 6:19 PM
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    Your trucks looks ideal and superb. I’m doing the fronts on Thursday. Looking forward to it.
    Hope to get 2.25” from my current 1.5” OME.

    Try DOT 4 brake fluid next time you change. It’s like $3 more per bottle and has a 100 degree higher boiling point than Dot 3... I have boiled my fluid with Dot 3.

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  12. Oct 3, 2018 at 9:56 AM
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    Try to adjust the hose so it doesnt kink like that...
     
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  14. Oct 3, 2018 at 10:06 AM
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    4runner kits take a while.. when i ordered my 5th gen kit, it took a while..
    the front reservoir brackets... had to be cope-saw copied from icon brackets.
     
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  15. Oct 3, 2018 at 11:52 AM
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    Looking to get a lift from ADS. Wanting to raise 3". Any inputs, ideas, or how-to's on this? Pics if you got them too. Thanks :headbang:
     
  16. Oct 3, 2018 at 11:58 AM
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    hoarder23 Truck fell over

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  17. Oct 3, 2018 at 12:53 PM
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    3” on a third gen is doable, but will be the absolute max you want to compress those springs. Getting extended travel shocks with new UCAs will help
     
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  18. Oct 3, 2018 at 5:05 PM
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    Even with extended travel shocks, the coil shouldn’t be less than 11”, ie 3” preload. That’s the max recommended by ads. The extended travel give one more inch of droop only. They all have 14” springs usually.
     
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  19. Oct 3, 2018 at 5:09 PM
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    Yes 14” with no preload or compression. You are correct I just measured mine
     
  20. Oct 3, 2018 at 6:47 PM
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    Compressing the spring (preload) 1” is a 2” lift with ADS shocks
     
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