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Mid Travel BS 2.0

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by 2ndGenJonny, Jan 12, 2016.

  1. Jun 10, 2021 at 3:14 AM
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    BamaTaco56

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    I thought it was pretty crazy that radflo specs their shocks at 200 psi.
     
  2. Jun 10, 2021 at 4:12 AM
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    All I can say is I’m already looking at shock upgrades and I don’t even have my front shock setup yet. My first trip to the Johnson valley whoops with my new JDfab +4 front and just the fox coilovers up front and my king 16 inch triples in the rear, the shocks got smoking hot…as in 3rd degree burn hot. Hopefully when my King coilovers and bypasses show up in September for my front that will alleviate some of the heat. Otherwise My first change will be putting 3.0s on the rear.
     
  3. Jun 10, 2021 at 4:17 AM
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    if everybody donates money to me i will purchase coilovers from every brand and il let you guys know which ones are the best. sound like a plan?
     
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  4. Jun 10, 2021 at 5:36 AM
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    That’s standard spec for Fox and others. Icon is 250 psi on their IFP to prevent cavitation.
     
  5. Jun 10, 2021 at 5:37 AM
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    Except King, they're 150 psi.
     
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    :facepalm:I didn't specify which others. Only on their Prerunner series.

    if you read my previous posts, I already stated that
     
  7. Jun 10, 2021 at 5:38 AM
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    that goes to show that most of what I have worked on is king.

    I always enjoy tearing apart and learning about different shocks.
     
  8. Jun 10, 2021 at 6:22 AM
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    I absolutely agree. It allows me to discuss the differences between the products based on experience, not just what the latest trend or my neighbor told me.

    now if I could only find someone local with some Radflos. :rolleyes:
     
  9. Jun 10, 2021 at 7:57 AM
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    Yea.....A lot of people say that one shock is better than the other (most of the time because those are the ones they have), but don’t have any experience with the ins and outs different shocks to actually make a comparison.

    Here is an OE replacement radflo I recently rebuilt......

    30F55C73-7AA3-4663-8505-C4AEFF4F2855.jpg
     
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    Do they use a 3 seal bearing housing or just a two like Icon? I'm a firm believer that's why you see so many Icons leak.
     
  11. Jun 10, 2021 at 8:29 AM
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    Are you referring to the seal cap?

    If so, it’s a 2 seal cap if I remember correctly. However, the seal cap houses the wiper seal unlike the wiper cap design that king and fox use. Not a huge fan of this because it leaves the seal cap itself exposed to the elements, but that might not really matter either way. Also has a thin o-ring that sits between the seal cap and end cap to keep junk from coming in around the threaded area, but that didn’t seem to do much.
     
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    keeping jersey dirty
    okay if it isn't obvious yet take everything i say with a grain of salt i say dumb shit
    Probably lots of oil flow to make the fancy valving work so that high of pressure could be there as a little extra oomph to help fight cavitation ?? just spitballin tho
     
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    Okay i read through and yall beat me to mentioning this too lol :facepalm:
     
  14. Jun 20, 2021 at 6:11 PM
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    Every once in a great while you come across a post on TW that restores you faith in this place.
    Why anyone waste time yapping about 6” spacer lifts to clear 35s or some bull shit about a pop up tent is beyond me.

    ya dude, dial the big shocks in and float across them woops
     
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    think ive decided on some elka extended travel coilovers with dual compression adjustment
     
  16. Jun 20, 2021 at 7:28 PM
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    @jberry813 has a nice write up on Elka’s. They’re nice for OEM applications, but they do use a smaller shaft. I can’t remember if accutune has started carrying them or not.
     
  17. Jun 20, 2021 at 7:39 PM
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    yes ive seen that write up i believe. shaft size is a non issue when dealing with 5" of stroke for 1st gen coilovers imo. 3/4" is already double the size of stock or 5100s. Im in canada so its best to just order direct from elka.
     
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    Good deal, since the shaft doesn’t matter more power to ya. I have no experience, but they seem like a good option. Haven’t heard anything bad about em.
     
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