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Fox Life!!! Anything Related to Fox's

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

  1. Nov 26, 2019 at 5:24 AM
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    Flying_Taco

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    After many months of lurking here I finally pulled the trigger on an all new setup from @AccuTune Offroad. Merry early Christmas to me! Thanks for all the info. TW FTW as usual.
     
  2. Nov 27, 2019 at 4:54 PM
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    I went all in with a full 2.5 dsc front and rear setup on my 2019 trd offroad with ICON Upper Arms and RXT leaf springs. Awesome ride and setup. love those Fox's!
     
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  3. Dec 2, 2019 at 12:31 PM
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    Anyone run a longer coil on their fox 2.5 extended?
    Im running 3" of lift which has about 2 inches of threads showing(seems like excessive preload) When I was at 2.5 inches of was lift it was a bit smoother but I had to fit my 285s without rubbing, hence the bump up to 3".
    Now it's super stiff.. To soften it up a bit would running a 14" 600# make sense? There's alot of contradiction with this topic, just wondering if anyone on here has actually done this and had success.
     
  4. Dec 2, 2019 at 1:24 PM
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    Sitting at ride height, what are the measurements from the top of the top hat to center of lower shock bolt?

    Sounds like your shock it topping out, creating the harsh ride.
     
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  5. Dec 2, 2019 at 2:48 PM
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    You recommend not exceeding 21"?
    How much droop will I have at 21"?
    Would limit straps soften the extension?
     
  6. Dec 2, 2019 at 3:17 PM
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    Correct
    Fox 2.5 Extended Length Coilover Specs:
    • Product Extended Length: 22.480
    • Product Collapsed Length: 17.590
    • Product Travel: 4.890
    No it will not.

    Are you apposed to a Body Mount Chop?
     
  7. Dec 2, 2019 at 3:37 PM
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    Hmm so like an inch and a half of droop..not much at all. Still though, the bumps I'm hitting don't even cycle the travel enough to top out. They seem way too stiff to even start compression on small bumps. That's why I thought it was more an issue of preload not travel limit harshness.. that's where the idea of a longer coil comes in.
    I'm running spcs. The wheels are pushed forward. Rubbing more in the front from what I can tell. Im sure a CMC wouldn't hurt tho.
    I guess running 3 inches is really pushing the limit of these. Sucks..
     
  8. Dec 2, 2019 at 3:41 PM
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    I noticed king 2.5 ext. Are running 14" 600# coils. Do they have less threads showing when set for a 3" lift? Do they run softer on small road imperfections than the fox's?
    Makes me wonder why they went with a different length coil
     
  9. Dec 2, 2019 at 3:54 PM
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    What kind of tires are you running? What rating?
     
  10. Dec 2, 2019 at 5:03 PM
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    Ko2 285 75r 16 load E :spy:32psi front 30 rear
     
  11. Dec 2, 2019 at 5:15 PM
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    Well, there is the rough ride problem. E rated tires are very stiff and will cause a harsh ride. We hear this a lot. Combining that with you maxing out the shock to get a 3" lift its not going to be pleasant. I would suggest trimming the front and reducing preload (which we still don't know for sure what you have). The next step would be to have shocks revalved to be much softer. Do you have DSC adjusters on the shocks?
     
  12. Dec 2, 2019 at 5:32 PM
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    I'll get a measurement tonight. I have the DSC. Set to full soft
    What are these 880-06-418 valved for off the shelf? Thought they would be set for a Tacoma since they were made for a Tacoma haha!
    I'm currently only running sliders for armor
     
  13. Dec 2, 2019 at 6:54 PM
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    Just checked the top hat to lower shock bolt. 21" exactly. :duh:
     
  14. Dec 2, 2019 at 7:02 PM
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    Time to drop it an inch and start butchering. :sawzall:

    I still have the OEM hockey puck bump stops on there too. Sounds like some superbumps or duro bumps are in my near future too then.
    :bananadead:
     
  15. Dec 3, 2019 at 9:40 AM
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    Quick question team. My new setup should be in the mail soon and Im planning out the installation. Will I be able to adjust the preload collar on the FOX-880-02-418 2.5 fronts while installed on the truck?

    Does the kit come with a spanner to adjust if I need to tweak it? TIA!

    @AccuTune Offroad
     
  16. Dec 3, 2019 at 10:19 AM
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    it will be easiest to adjust it on the vehicle with it bolted in but up on jacks so the weight is off the suspension. if it doesn't come with a spanner wrench, most likely will not, then just use a nice long punch that will fill the hole up as best as you can, and turn the collar that way
     
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    I've used 2 punches to reduce pressure on a single dowel hole too. Make sure those threads are clean and use lots of lube!
     
  18. Dec 5, 2019 at 12:33 AM
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    Some of my Black Friday loot from Wheelers Off-road came in. Just 3 more boxes to go.

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  19. Dec 5, 2019 at 12:55 AM
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    So I know what everyone else just said, but here's my experience. Went to my local DIY shop, put the truck on a lift, loosened the lock nut on the left front and lubed the hell out of it. Then used 2 punches to rotate the lock nut. It took every bit of elbow grease then some more. Keep in mind I'm a big boy and spend a lot of time in the gym moving big weights. That sucker was hard to turn. When I went over to the right side and repeated the procedure, it was even harder to turn than the left. In the end, the insane pressure I was putting on the lock nut caused it to jump a couple threads and seat itself at an angle, crossthreaded. I freaked out, pulled em off the truck and stuck em in a spring compressor, loosened the nut all the way and wedged it open even more with a pry bar, and it dropped back onto the threads.

    I even called Fox in the first minute or so of my panic and the guy almost laughed at me as he told me to always use a spring compressor. All I could think was that I was about to destroy this massive investment. In the end, Fox said the lock nut, which is aluminum, would strip before the shock body, which is steel. So it's possible I would only have had to replace the lock nut. Once the spring compressor was on, adjusting the preload took seconds.

    Moral of the story is, I paid a lot for my Fox shocks, and I plan to keep them for a long time, so next time I'm not going to be lazy. Thanks for coming to my TED talk.
     
  20. Dec 5, 2019 at 6:29 AM
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    ^^^ do it right the first time like @SasquatchJoe ....always saves time and money
     
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