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Fox Life!!! Anything Related to Fox Suspension

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by ThaiChillyTaco, Feb 25, 2018.

  1. Dec 24, 2019 at 2:18 PM
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    That 28 3/4 cant be right. Maybe 22 3/4.
     
  2. Dec 24, 2019 at 3:11 PM
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    Yes typo.. 28 would be bad ass
     
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  3. Dec 24, 2019 at 9:52 PM
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    I dunno if my coil is moving but measured again and I’m at 21.75 driver and 22 passenger..

    measured same place and only drove about a mile to get cheap beer for padre in law.

    This is driving me nuts..

    waiting for midnight for these kids to open these damn presents and I can hit the sack.
     
  4. Dec 26, 2019 at 7:55 AM
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    This is not correct. cdex8357 stated he has no addition weight up front. The coilover as it currently sits, based on the measurements provided, is just about as tall as it can go. Swapping to a heavier, longer spring will not change this fact. A longer or heavier spring will just require less preload to get the height needed. Heavier spring is not ideal at its current stage.
     
  5. Dec 26, 2019 at 5:49 PM
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    You’re right. :cheers: I was quoting him based on previous info he posted. As it turns out he wasn’t providing accurate info and didn't know how to measure from the hub to fender correctly. Your method of measuring from bottom eyelet to top of top hat is much more accurate for overall shock performance and health. He still needs to be on level ground tho.
     
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  6. Dec 26, 2019 at 6:04 PM
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    Thanks again for the help..
     
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  7. Dec 26, 2019 at 6:29 PM
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    It’s a wealth of knowledge here. :cheers: Did you figure out true ride height and if you’re sitting where you want to be?
     
  8. Dec 26, 2019 at 6:30 PM
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    Yes with y’all help and fox I was able to figure it out
     
  9. Dec 26, 2019 at 6:33 PM
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    Just a quick shout out to @AccuTune Offroad, you guys really hooked it up with my tune on my new 2.5dscs... never thought my truck would ride like this. So comfy!!!
     
  10. Dec 27, 2019 at 8:52 AM
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    Right on! Thats what we like to hear, much appreciated!
     
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  11. Dec 28, 2019 at 12:14 PM
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    Where exactly are you measuring preload? Just top of shock body to the top of the preload ring? I am also swapping to a 14" 650LB spring on the 2.5 ext dsc. I am access cab with steel bumper, sliders and skids and will be adding winch soon. I'm currently on bilstein 6112s at 21.5" DR from center hub to bottom fender and 22" Passenger. Since your a 3rd gen, would this preload put me at 3"? Just trying to figure out a starting point. My end goal is to be at 22.5" hub to bottom fender on both sides. I have the SPC UCA right at 4 degrees of caster. Any suggestions of similar setups would be much appreciated.

    One last question, does P/N 880-06-418 no longer come with a locking ring on top of the preload rings? I recieved mine with only preload rings and all of the pics I've seen have both rings.
     
  12. Dec 28, 2019 at 3:35 PM
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    I’m measuring exposed threads above the preload collar. And yes that’s basically 3” lift over stock second gen. It’s settled slightly over the past month to 22.5”.

    Honestly, I have no clue what to tell you. My buddies dclb 3rd gen with same shocks and coils, but no extra weight of bumper and winch, and he had to crank down preload significantly further than me. So there’s variance between truck, coils and definitely between gens. Maaaaaybe as a guesstimate, start with no preload on passenger and 1/4” on driver. 22.5” hub to fender is perfect imo.

    @AccuTune Offroad likes to measure bottom eyelet to top of tophat and says max should be 21”. This should be 23” hub to fender (for both 2nd and 3rd gen). But again, YMMV.

    go for it. Good luck and no big deal to make fine tune adjustments while on truck. You can use these coil compressors to make life easier when you do: https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B071DQJG24/ref=sspa_mw_detail_0?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    And a 5/16” punch.
     
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    I made 2, 5/16” punches out of cold rolled steel, a liberal dousing of PB Blaster, and even more elbow grease to adjust mine once they were installed. Worked up a sweat but got them where I need it to be. Just under 2” of thread showing on the driver side and 1/4” less on the passenger to account for the taco lean. Measures just under 21” eyelet to top hat on the driver side and the ride is awesome. 2.25” of lift on my 3rd gen for a hub to fender measurement of 23.25”
     
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  14. Dec 30, 2019 at 8:07 AM
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    Just to be clear, the amount of threads showing on the coilover is NOT your preload. Like mentioned above, every truck is different and will require a X amount of preload to get you X lift height.
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  15. Dec 30, 2019 at 5:05 PM
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    Does anyone have a link to a good video on how to replace the springs or any pointers if you've done it yourself? From what I can tell: secure the coilover, compress spring with spring compressor, back off preload ring if needed, remove lower coil seat and snap ring, release spring compressor and repeat in reverse for new spring. I am really having a hard time justifying spending $200 in labor when I could just buy the tools and do it myself. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
     
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    It is that easy with a proper spring compressor. I nearly shelled out $200, but a local member had a spring compressor and was willing to lend his time to help. 30 minutes and it was done.

     
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    The question is: what is a proper compressor for these coils? There are 2 listed in the product section below; are either of those suitable for this job?
     
  18. Dec 30, 2019 at 7:30 PM
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    Both in the product listings look better than the typical auto parts store rental or the sweet device pictured below. As long as you use common sense and apply a little patience I'm pretty sure it will be fine. Screenshot_20191228-114919_Google.jpg
     
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    Pay someone with the proper equipment. It’s not worth the risk to use one of the cheapy compressors on these shocks. It’ll work on 5100s but not a 600+ lb spring with the amount of preload these have.

    Where are you located? It is NOT a $200 job. That’s outrageous.
     
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    Weatherford, TX (by DFW). 3 shops have quoted me at that so far.
     
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