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Fox Life!!! Anything Related to Fox's

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

  1. Dec 31, 2019 at 10:30 AM
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    Sweston

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    Hello I just installed some Fox 2.5 resi CO on my '15 DCSB with Allpro expedition leaves in the rear. Didn't have the correct height set on the foxs to match the 3" rear and want to raise the collar 1".

    The lower shock eyelet to tophat is currently a little below 20" and hub to fender is about 22" so I have 1" to go up.

    My question is how to actually raise it? I have the coilovers with the single collar with the allen screws holding the two halves together. My plan to adjust is:
    1. Jack up front of truck.
    2. Spray the threads with PB blaster/spray with compressed air to remove shit
    3. Loosen allens slightly
    4. Use a punch that'll fit in the adjustment holes to turn about an 1" worth of threads.

    Will I loose my hands doing this or is there a better way?
     
  2. Dec 31, 2019 at 10:41 AM
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    That’s what I did and worked fine. It’s hard to move at first, but it’ll go. If you want an easier time, you can purchase one of the compressors below and it’ll turn much easier.

    for the record. I bought the SPC compressors from Amazon for about $145 and split it three ways with some buddies. They are definitely safe to use and fit on the coils while still on the truck.
     
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  3. Dec 31, 2019 at 12:41 PM
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    Sweston

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    Damn it I went to Oreillys to get the rental compressors and both of them didn't work. Might just have the shop do it when I take it to get aligned
     
  4. Dec 31, 2019 at 1:01 PM
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    Duffman76

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    Those compressors are garbage. I tried the same thing and failed. Use 2 5/16” punches at a time and soak the threads with PB Blaster. The collars will turn.
     
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  5. Jan 1, 2020 at 7:43 AM
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    I'm trying to figure out the front end on the Tacoma as it felt that I was riding on the bump stops up front with the fox 2.5s 13" 600# springs. I found this thread after swapping out springs for 14" 650#. Reason for swapping springs is that it felt that the front end was topping out off the bump stops.

    Mods: Alloy skids and bumper, Winch w/ Synthetic line, Sliders, Dual Battery, 255/85R16. All pro upper arms, Total Chaos Lower Arms (Stock Length), Timbern bump stops, Sway bar is removed.

    Now have the 650# and dialed in from truck frame to center of eye bolt to 21" each side. Ride is much firmer and I'm a little concerned as I like to drive at speed off road. With the 650# springs it is still hitting the bump stops and I have not yet driven off road.

    Ideal is to have a comfortable ride on and off road. I'd like to still be able to drive at 60 MPH off road without a jarring ride
     
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  6. Jan 1, 2020 at 8:52 AM
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    Tango Bravo

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  7. Jan 1, 2020 at 12:09 PM
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    Get them tuned. Your focusing on spring rates when you should be focusing on valving.
     
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  8. Jan 3, 2020 at 10:31 AM
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    Couldn’t find two single 5/16 punches so I got a 3’ rod of 5/16 steel from homedepot for 4$ and cut it up worked well!
     
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  9. Jan 3, 2020 at 10:39 AM
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    Hehe. You said rod.
     
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  10. Jan 3, 2020 at 2:36 PM
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    Nice! That’s what I did also. Didn’t want to pay for 2 whole sets of punches just for the 5/16”. The 2 I made were a little bent up by the end of getting it all dialed in but couldn’t beat it for $4 and a hacksaw blade.
     
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  11. Jan 3, 2020 at 5:43 PM
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    Yup mine too but with a liberal dosing of PB blaster they worked. Although I wasn’t patient enough for the hacksaw I just sawzalled both sides off so I didn’t have to file anything
     
  12. Jan 3, 2020 at 6:38 PM
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    When is fox gonna make their 2.5 DSC in the orange/silver look?
     
  13. Jan 12, 2020 at 2:20 PM
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  14. Jan 13, 2020 at 8:07 AM
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    Not just for teams. We've been told they will be rolling them out, not sure when the OEM stuff will be changed.
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  15. Jan 13, 2020 at 6:06 PM
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    I just pulled the trigger on a full RXT leaf pack from your website. I really hope this helps - the stock rear leafs suck!

    should I consider SUA with the RXT leafs? The shocks you built me were designed for 3” of lift. With only 2” I’m concerned about the lack of travel and topping out. I thought going SUA would be an option to get longer top-to-mount numbers.
     
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    Give our sales team a call when you have a chance to discuss more about your order. (424) 377-0808
     
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    I have used the SPC Compressor and had good results
     
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    So my fox 2.5's were also the issue. Sent them in for warranty because I could never get rid of the clunk and Fox had to completely rebuild them, put new springs on them because they didn't test correctly, etc.. Nitro was not my issue. Just wanted to give an update
     
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  20. Jan 22, 2020 at 7:03 AM
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    What do you mean didn't test correctly?
     
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