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Fox Life!!! Anything Related to Fox Suspension

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

  1. Sep 11, 2020 at 5:39 PM
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    RangerComa

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    @Tacompa the specialty products compressors 40260 are great. I’ve used them on my truck, 3 other tacos, and an f-150. Def worth the investment. They allow you to adjust on the truck or to completely remove the spring to change springs or rebuild shocks. If you you have buddies in town, you can split with them. That’s what we did. Highly recommend.

    @RedHeadedStepside i suggest these for you too!

    see products listed below...
     
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  2. Sep 16, 2020 at 12:51 AM
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    I’ve been reading this entire thread for a while now...doing my suspension on my 2015 DCLB now for the second time and am almost done assembling parts...

    Accutune 2.5 Fox/resis F/R ext travel. SPC UCA, Deaver u402/2, archive garage HH/u bolt flip with bumps.

    All I have left to order are my front coils, and I wanted to see if anyone had a similar weight setup and see what Spring rate and length most would use for my weight needs.

    My current load is #150 bumper, #50 skid, #150 sliders, #220 shell, and a few more pounds of tools, full size spare etc.

    Can’t wait to finish this step, and am really looking forward to the ride quality from everything I’ve heard.
     
  3. Sep 16, 2020 at 1:11 AM
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    I’m Very close in weight to you. I’m running 14” 650# spring in front. Accutune will set you up. Make sure to Tell them what you’re up to and get your shocks tuned for you
     
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  4. Sep 16, 2020 at 1:15 AM
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    For shure, I’ve read all of their info on spring rates and have talked to them briefly about the fronts when I ordered my rears. Just getting second opinions on everything...I like to be well informed and get first hand experience from individual users as well. I’m kinda between their weight guidelines but wouldn’t mind having a little wiggle room to grow weight wise.
     
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  5. Sep 16, 2020 at 6:24 AM
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    I've had my fox 2.5 dsc's for 2 weeks now. I ordered through a bro/employee deal directly from fox so I had to take the 13" 600lb/in that came standard. I have the slimline SSO bumper and winch, lightweight TRD aluminum skid. Im only at 170lbs total up front. To get the 2.25" of lift that I want, I have the preload cranked down pretty far (2" Thread) which made the ride stiffer than I hoped. I'm going to give it some time, but 14" 600# is what I'm thinking since my gear is on the lighter side. But what am I actually changing if I stay at 600#? I think the ride will feel the same, I will just get back 1" of downtravel. Or will less preload give me a softer ride?
    I think your setup would be good with a 14x650 or 700.
     
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  6. Sep 16, 2020 at 6:52 AM
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    I know the guys at accutune will get me fixed up just right...thanks for your first hand experience.
     
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  7. Sep 17, 2020 at 9:21 AM
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    New stickers, matches my bike now. Kartek sells these bad boys. Kind of sad the knobs don't match though.

    IMG_2498.jpg
     
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  8. Sep 17, 2020 at 11:05 AM
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    For those of you that have the 14" 650lb springs on your Fox 2.5's, do you know the proper measurement from the top hat to the lower shock mounting bolt? I know Accutune like 21" with the 'stock' 13" 600lb springs, but I haven't seen anything if you have the 14/650s.

    Any idea?

    Thanks!
     
  9. Sep 17, 2020 at 11:13 AM
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    The 21" measurement has nothing to do with the spring rate or length.
    [​IMG]
     
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  10. Sep 17, 2020 at 11:18 AM
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    Well, that makes it easy. Thank you!
     
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    Heh heh hehe eeehhh hheeeehheee........



























    Heh heh, you said knobs. Heh heh.
     
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    I came back just to like that.
     
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  13. Sep 18, 2020 at 11:35 AM
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    I read all 136 pages of this thread over the last few days, so much good information. This is an awesome community and I appreciate all the members and vendors who genuinely try to help their Tacomies! I sould have read through this entire thread before buying my kit. :anonymous:

    I was going for a 3/2 lift and foolishly thought I could get this ride height and the best performance out of my kit. My truck is completely stock at the moment, but I do plan to add a bumper and winch in the future. If I could do it all over again, I'd go with the 14" 600# spring vs the 14" 650# spring. The 650# spring is little to stiff for my current needs. I also went with with the ICON RXT leaf pack in option #2 and its a little to high and stiff. :annoyed: :frusty: I WFH and the truck sits in the garage most of time, so nothing has really had a chance to settle. I swear the height went up in the rear just by sitting in the garage. Could it be the gas tank 3/4 to 1/4? :confused:

    Front EXT FOX 2.5 w/ DSC 650# spring
    Rear Tundra shock 2.5 w/ DSC
    ICON Leaf Pack Option 2

    Hub to Fender measurements:
    Driver Front: 23.5"
    Passenger Front: 23.75"
    Driver Rear: 25"
    Passenger Rear: 25.125"

    Here is where my head is at the moment. I am for sure going to reduce the height in the front <= 23" (21" eye to top hat of C/O) I think the front height may also be adding to the rear height. However, I'm thinking about also switching back to option 1 on the ICON RXT leaf pack to soften it up. In the near future I'm definitely going to swap out the springs 14" 650 => 600.
    :spending:

    The stiffness is not horrible nor is the ride. I just want to see how it would feel with the 600# spring and option 1 on the leaf pack. I really don't know what my taste is on this type of thing. I'm new to wheeling.

    Any and all advice, feedback and input is appreciated. :thumbsup::fistbump:
     
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  14. Sep 18, 2020 at 4:33 PM
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    20200918_162630.jpg But I do love the way it stands right now...

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  15. Sep 21, 2020 at 10:01 AM
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    Got my rears in today from @AccuTune Offroad! Plan on ordering my fronts in the next few weeks. Can’t wait to get everything on the truck! I underestimated the beefiness of these 2.5s!

    ig:txtaco07
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  16. Sep 21, 2020 at 5:10 PM
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    FOX 2.5 DSC and some other stuff too.
    I have them too. Love it. My OCD made me get new Fox stickers because it was driving me nuts that they were upside down.
     
  17. Sep 22, 2020 at 2:55 AM
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    Luckily they sent me an extra set...assuming I’ll probably do the same.
     
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  18. Sep 25, 2020 at 8:15 PM
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    When adjusting the coilovers on the truck. Is the collar and spring supposed to turn together? or only the collar?

    On the passenger side, I was able to get three complete turns with the punch. No lube and minor resistance. At this point, I thought it would be easy...

    But then...the driver side didn’t want to budge at all. Tried lube (liquid wrench) on the threads and nothing. I could feel the punch flexing and didn’t want to push it harder. WTF?
     
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  19. Sep 25, 2020 at 10:30 PM
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    Let the lube soak in overnight. You sure the set screw is loose? I‘ve used a dead blow hammer to tap the punch until I got some movement, then it seemed the lube got into the threads. I’ve got some spring compressors if you need and want to make a trip up north. They will work with the coil over on the truck.
     
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  20. Sep 25, 2020 at 11:04 PM
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    @RangerComa yup the allen screw is loose. Is the collar and spring supposed to both turn together? It did that on the passenger side.
     
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