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Shock vs spring education

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by AllMountainToy, Jun 20, 2012.

  1. Jun 20, 2012 at 10:48 PM
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    AllMountainToy

    AllMountainToy [OP] Well-Known Member

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    All. I didn't find the answer to my question when I searched

    I think I know the answer but need confirmation...

    It is your springs that determine how much your rear will sag when loaded with gear and not the shocks right?

    For example. I just installed the adjustable MX6 shocks on the rear. I have the tsb springs. When I go wheelin and camping this weekend and load it up with gear, the rear will sag regardless if I have the shocks set at 1 or 6 right? The setting will only control the spring rate and not make the rear ride any higher?

    Am I totally off on this?

    Thanks for the help. By the way the ride is amazing with these!
     
  2. Jun 20, 2012 at 10:54 PM
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    Janster

    Janster Old & Forgetful

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    You are correct.

    Rear shocks DO NOTHING to support weight. Your MX6 shocks only adjust for dampening ....
     
  3. Jun 20, 2012 at 10:55 PM
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    AllMountainToy

    AllMountainToy [OP] Well-Known Member

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    2 3/4 OME Suspension Lift with 885, with trim packer, 1/4" top plate spacer, swaybar relo bracket. Dakar leaf pack with 3rd leaf removed. 285/70/17" BFG AT. XD Wheels with 4.5 BS, Best Top Soft Top, Undercover winch mount with Warn 8k winch (with synthetic line), Pioneer touchscreen double din head unit. 4X innovations welded sliders. roof mounted DVD system.ATO dual battery tray with dual yellow tops. Rugged ridge isolator kit.
    Thanks for the quick replies!
     
  4. Jun 21, 2012 at 12:30 AM
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    4WD

    4WD cRaZy oLdmAn

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    Just thought you shoulda got the real scoop before the next question was

    "Whats better ? a suspension lift or are spacers better ?".......:p j/k:D

    The answers Janster & Whip gave you are correct....:)
     
  5. Jun 21, 2012 at 7:53 AM
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    AllMountainToy

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    ^^^^^

    Come on give me more credit than that! :D

    Didnt have to search for that. Fond out the hard way. Now have full 3" suspension lift and TSB rear. Leas than .5" lower only in rear


    Thanks for the confirmation!
     
  6. Jun 21, 2012 at 12:09 PM
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    4WD cRaZy oLdmAn

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    Niiice !! :thumbsup::thumbsup:
     

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