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

  1. Jul 16, 2021 at 12:15 PM
    FadedComa

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    Thanks to the sage advice of randyfab....16 inch 600 pound coils.... preload went from this, on 14 inch 700s...

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    To now just this.... and it rides like a dream..

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  2. Jul 16, 2021 at 12:16 PM
    EatSleepTacos

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    I'm so glad that it worked out and it's what you wanted. It's amazing how much nicer a softer coil rides.
     
  3. Jul 16, 2021 at 12:18 PM
    FadedComa

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    You knew the math, made it easy to make the decision.
     
  4. Jul 16, 2021 at 12:43 PM
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    Damn, that caster is nice. How'd you get that much? Just SPC UCAs and a good allignment tech?
     
  5. Jul 16, 2021 at 12:44 PM
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    I got 4.0 and 3.8 today on jba.
     
  6. Jul 16, 2021 at 12:46 PM
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    I've been thinking about a softer coil. Going down to 650 at 14 or 600 at 16, not sure if the latter would work. I have very little preload as is. Thoughts?
     
  7. Jul 16, 2021 at 12:49 PM
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    Here is my preload16264648896132131922492103027794.jpg
     
  8. Jul 16, 2021 at 12:54 PM
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    EatSleepTacos [OP] Well-Known Member

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    It all depends on how far away the upper and lower coil perches are when the shock is fully compressed. You need enough room so the coil doesn’t bottom out before the shock. Brian and I took some measurements and decided it should fit. Kings, I’m not sure.
     
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    I have some 14 650 and some 14 700... my fox shocks were so preloaded out made for a harsh ride.... brainstormed with randy and pulled the trigger...it is a total 180 as far as ride and soaking up bumps.


    But if you in the market for different springs, I got you...lol. no king blue tho, just silver.
     
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  10. Jul 16, 2021 at 1:06 PM
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    Thanks. In early research mode still. Got some measuring to do. Probably just go 650 14s.
     
  11. Jul 16, 2021 at 1:07 PM
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    Right on. Not a fan of the blue anyway.
     
  12. 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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    One word, “Bed-n-Breakfast”.
     
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  14. Jul 16, 2021 at 1:24 PM
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    One word?

     
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    crashdb Dangerous with an angle grinder..

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    Stuff that my wife thinks I don't need.
    And a seat for comfort!

    I hear kiddie pools are the way to go for camp showers.
     
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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
     
  18. 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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  20. Jul 16, 2021 at 2:46 PM
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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.
     

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