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Long Travel BS Thread

Discussion in 'Long Travel Suspension' started by amaes, Aug 20, 2010.

  1. Nov 17, 2013 at 1:38 PM
    AK 08TACO

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    What shocks are they? You should be able loosen the JIC fitting at the elbow and then move the hose/point the elbow in what ever direction you need and then tighten back up. But yes they will need to be depressurization.
     
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  2. Nov 17, 2013 at 1:55 PM
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    there king 2.5x6, doing a MT set up, heres the pics of the shocks, [​IMG]
    [​IMG] i just need to turn the fittings down to run under the UCA
     
  3. Nov 17, 2013 at 2:13 PM
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    The pressure won't make a difference , the part you are trying to turn is tapered pipe theads , going to take a large wrench and alot of force
     
  4. Nov 17, 2013 at 2:35 PM
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    Yep, should be able to turn those with a big wrench^^

    Mine are different...JIC fittings
     
  5. Nov 17, 2013 at 3:18 PM
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    Alright thanks, one of them I need to tighten to get it under the uca and the other loosen a 1/4 turn anything besides a big wrench I should know or look out for
     
  6. Nov 17, 2013 at 3:30 PM
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    Mine took a long ass bar to turn it
     
  7. Nov 17, 2013 at 3:55 PM
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    Yup, nothin else. I left them kinda tight and i left them that way so you can have all the threads to use just in case but looking at it now you have room to turn. it. Either turn it when its in the mount or in a big vise.
     
  8. Nov 17, 2013 at 3:59 PM
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    Thanks I'll give it a shot this week and report back
     
  9. Nov 17, 2013 at 4:14 PM
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    okay guys, so I have most of you know I am having rear axle wrap, also when I Drive on the street, & I hit the gas it feels like one side of the truck rises up and the other side stays put. I just measured the distance from the front spring hanger to the rear shackle pivot and they are a quarter inch off. Would that be the cause for both of the above issues?

    obviously it does need fixed, I am just curious as to what issues it is going to fix as well.
     
  10. Nov 17, 2013 at 5:40 PM
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    What is everyone's experience with FOA shocks? Are they just as good as king/fox/swayaway and the like?
     
  11. Nov 17, 2013 at 5:43 PM
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    Yes, that will have a lot to do with it....You might be able to get away with augering out the holes a little and welding washers on...

    FOA stands for Fox Of Asia. If you are flat broke and REAAAAALY need shocks, go for it. Buy the best shocks you can afford. Check out Radflo, they have reasonably priced shocks that are equal quality to fox and king- http://www.radflo.com/moto/default
     
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    Don't forget ADS too
     
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    Foa is garbage ...I'd run profender over that.
     
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    Radflos are even more expensive than Fox for the application I need… And almost twice as expensive as the FOA shocks i found. But thats why I asked in here about them

    Edit: and ADS are even more spendy than the raffles… I'm going in the opposite direction here haha
     
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    Yeah I've been looking on there, dezertrangers, craigslist… everywhere haha if I can find some used ones great, if not planning on just buying new from DSM. Thanks for the info about FOA!
     
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    Hey man..


    You gotta pay to play and you get what you pay for..especially in this business..
     
  18. Nov 17, 2013 at 6:28 PM
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    Aint that the truth. I'm learning that more and more each day
     
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  20. Nov 17, 2013 at 7:57 PM
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