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Air Bumps vs Light Racing Jounce shocks

Discussion in 'Long Travel Suspension' started by PLC721, Jun 3, 2012.

  1. Jun 3, 2012 at 7:38 PM
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    theduck911

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    Oh, my bad, I thought you were looking to significantly improve it from an unloaded bed.
     
  2. Jun 3, 2012 at 7:41 PM
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    i mean I'm looking to improve it, but i know that weight alone isn't going to fix the problems lol
     
  3. Jun 3, 2012 at 7:45 PM
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    Actually, it'll solve most of the ride "comfort" issues, I loaded my truck up with an extra 300ish lbs of tools and gear when I drove down to the FSAE competition and the on road ride improved 100x :cool:
     
  4. Jun 3, 2012 at 7:46 PM
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    how does it feel pulling your sled?
     
  5. Jun 3, 2012 at 7:48 PM
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    Not bad, two sleds and it rides pretty decently, with the truck still remaining level I should add.
     
  6. Jun 3, 2012 at 7:49 PM
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    nice! but in re-guards to this thread I'm more so talking about the bucking i got a few times lol
     
  7. Jun 3, 2012 at 7:52 PM
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    Oh, I've never had bucking on the street, and don't drive as fast off road when towing so I can't really compare it.

    When actually driving offroad (not towing) the rear end will buck but I tend to drive too fast at times and then the rear reminds me to slow it down. The LR bumps (in the rear) definitely up the comfort zone for speed tho.
     
  8. Jun 3, 2012 at 7:53 PM
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    yeah it's only happened now that the front is better and i can go faster, i drive slow around town lol
     
  9. Jun 3, 2012 at 7:53 PM
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    more weight will make the ride smoother, but it also means you need more valving to let your shocks dampen all the weight coming down, so you need to properly valve your shocks.
     
  10. Jun 3, 2012 at 7:55 PM
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    yeah i plan on rebuilding my 2.5's myself
    1.) to learn how
    2.) to valve it correctly after the weight is what it will be for a while
     
  11. Jun 3, 2012 at 11:04 PM
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    are your 2.5s blown or leaking?
     
  12. Jun 3, 2012 at 11:07 PM
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    I don't have them yet, the front ended up costing more than anticipated so I'm pushing the 2.5's and shocks hoops off for a little bit.
     
  13. Jun 3, 2012 at 11:14 PM
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    if they arent blown or leaking then you dont have to rebuild them. Dont revalve them until you run them and determine if you need to.
     
  14. Jun 4, 2012 at 12:51 AM
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    I think the advantage is you can "tune" them easier and can bolt them right up? SOA will buck more often than not but I bet with a properly dampened 2.5" shock it'll settle down alot (just need $$$ to find out lol)! I've got a 60lb sand bag from homo depot under my spare tire and think it smooths out the springs better!
     
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    Anyone got pics of this midtravel front setup
     
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