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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by EatSleepTacos, Jun 5, 2017.

  1. Jul 16, 2021 at 1:06 PM
    Taco-Obsessed

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    Thanks. In early research mode still. Got some measuring to do. Probably just go 650 14s.
     
  2. Jul 16, 2021 at 1:07 PM
    Taco-Obsessed

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    Right on. Not a fan of the blue anyway.
     
  3. Jul 16, 2021 at 1:12 PM
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    My camp shower solution. I was going to get a fancy joolca which is a tankless propane heated shower but it’s expensive. I just like showering in the summer after a humid day of stacking rocks and getting dirty. It just feels so nice.

    Anyways, this is what I decided on. From my 7 gallon tank, I got 8 min of straight run time before I shut it off to stop from running the pump dry. That’s more than enough to rinse off, turn it off, lather up, turn it back on and rinse off again.

    I have a solar shower which works well and gets warm but it’s always a pita to find somewhere to hang it.

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B074ZK5K4P?_encoding=UTF8

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  4. Jul 16, 2021 at 1:21 PM
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    One word, “Bed-n-Breakfast”.
     
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  5. Jul 16, 2021 at 1:24 PM
    EatSleepTacos

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    One word?

     
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    Fixed
     
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    crashdb

    crashdb I break chainsaws.

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    And a seat for comfort!

    I hear kiddie pools are the way to go for camp showers.
     
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  8. Jul 16, 2021 at 2:30 PM
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    good night. How did you have that much preload on 14x1700 lbs and not ride at the top of the shock stroke all the time?

    Im also surprised a 16x600 fits an oem replacement shock. @EatSleepTacos do you have pictures of how much preload you had on the 14x600s for comparison? Different truck but still curious
     
  9. Jul 16, 2021 at 2:36 PM
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    I think Fox calls out 21 threads or so to get 2.5 inches of lift.... that was like 17, now it's like 6 and achieved the same lift.
     
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    Very Interesting. I’m at near 3” of lift on my kings with 14x700 springs and 0 preload passenger and 1/4” on the driver. That being said, I still have the factory bumper. Making the switch to 14x600 this weekend though
     
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    What Firestone you using? Lol they accused me of being a frequent flyer a few years back at the Hopewell store. Haven't been to Firestone since.
     
  12. Jul 16, 2021 at 2:49 PM
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    I had about 6/10 threads passenger/driver.
     
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    So crazy how different they are.
     
  14. Jul 16, 2021 at 2:54 PM
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    I was also lower than Brian, probably around 1.5” of lift. But agreed, I always see so much preload on fox and icons
     
  15. Jul 16, 2021 at 2:57 PM
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    Yeah, Fox is no joke on the preload. Every picture you see is like 2-2.5 inches. I am in King territory now and couldn't be happier!
     
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  16. Jul 16, 2021 at 3:05 PM
    Greg.Brakes.Tacos

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    Yeah SPCs and went to an alignment shop time before last in March after some mod work, which left me driving with the wheel clocked 35° to the side (can't recall if it was right or left this time'round).

    So I told the guy I wanted as much caster as was needed to clear the rear of the wheel well.

    So when Firestone got it up this morning, after doing both spindle swaps and coilovers removed and preload adjusted, the caster for both were nearly identical from the alignment shop printout: 20210312_155117.jpg
     
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  17. Jul 16, 2021 at 3:06 PM
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    valid point. We shall see how much different my truck sits on these springs by Sunday.


    How I’m rolling now.

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  18. Jul 16, 2021 at 3:06 PM
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    Are those 650?

    edit: never mind , 700
     
  19. Jul 16, 2021 at 3:07 PM
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    14x700
     
  20. Jul 16, 2021 at 3:08 PM
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    Too fast for my edit. I bet if you started at 1” preload passenger, 1.25” preload driver, it would put you ballpark back to where you are now, probably too high. But it’s much easier to take away preload with the coilover still on the truck vs add more.
     

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