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Fox 2.5 way to stiff

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by 09hcrrt, Apr 15, 2019.

  1. Apr 15, 2019 at 1:05 PM
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    09hcrrt

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    Just a update I jacked the truck up and there is no droop whatsoever. The suspension is fully maxed out. Something is not right.
     
  2. Apr 15, 2019 at 1:07 PM
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    A little of this and a little of that.
    Considered checking the internal PSI amount?
     
  3. Apr 15, 2019 at 1:08 PM
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    No I have not. What do you need to check that?
     
  4. Apr 15, 2019 at 1:10 PM
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    Do you have the adjusters or just resi?

    Preload looks fine to me.

    What did you torque the uca bolt to. And the ball joint
     
  5. Apr 15, 2019 at 1:13 PM
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    Why don't you try cranking them down half an inch and see if that helps?
     
  6. Apr 15, 2019 at 1:16 PM
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    No adjuster just the resi. Torqued the uca to 85 like jba instructions stated and the ball joint says 45 but I’m guessing I may have tighter that more because I used a impact because it kept spinning.
     
  7. Apr 15, 2019 at 1:18 PM
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    I tried cranking them with a 5/16 punch and I can’t budge them even with a pipe on there. I’m Just rounding the holes out.
     
  8. Apr 15, 2019 at 1:21 PM
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    Have you driven it forward more than 2 feet? If not do that now
     
  9. Apr 15, 2019 at 1:25 PM
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    Stop everything Now
     
  10. Apr 15, 2019 at 1:28 PM
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    Backoff the ball joint. Retighten by hand. Pray you didn't stretch the stud. Probably might want to consider buying spares. No impact gun on any of this.


    For the collar, back out the hex nut just a bit, Jack into the air, drown the thing in lube. All the way around.



    Check that BJ first. It's been awhile but I believe there should have been a flat spot to back that with a wrench to keep it from spinning
     
  11. Apr 15, 2019 at 1:30 PM
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    And just for reference IMG_20190415_160634.jpg
     
  12. Apr 15, 2019 at 1:33 PM
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    Checked the ball joints and they were not super tight. Seem fine. I also jacked the truck up, backed the Allen out a few turns and put a ton of wd-40 on them. Still no go.
     
  13. Apr 15, 2019 at 1:36 PM
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    Your UCAs look so much more level than mine. ED86FE8B-6188-4C3F-B017-B5ECE59A87E3.jpg
     
  14. Apr 15, 2019 at 1:38 PM
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    And you said you've taken it out for a ride ?
     
  15. Apr 15, 2019 at 1:40 PM
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    Did you torque the UCA mounting bolt with the truck in the air? If you did and overtorqued it as much as you did the ball joint it might be seized in that dropped position and not allowing the suspension to flex at all.
     
  16. Apr 15, 2019 at 1:40 PM
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    Yeah probably about 20 miles on it or so.
     
  17. Apr 15, 2019 at 1:41 PM
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    Yes I did torque the uca in the air. Should I back it off and retorque on the ground?
     
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  18. Apr 15, 2019 at 1:43 PM
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    Toss the jack under the lca and take the wheel off. That'll help keep the body weight on the arm and you can still get the wheel off to have good access
     
  19. Apr 15, 2019 at 1:49 PM
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    I’ll give it a whirl. Gotta head to work shortly but I’ll let you know what happens. Appreciate the help.
     
  20. Apr 15, 2019 at 1:50 PM
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    The uca in this doesn't lookbad

     

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