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Discussion in 'Long Travel Suspension' started by tostidos, Sep 13, 2011.

  1. Sep 13, 2011 at 2:53 PM
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    tostidos

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    OK guys just looked through all of the Long Travel thread and am not seeing any basic coilover adjustment tips and or tricks unless they are burried deep inside another thread.

    I was wondering if maybe some of you more experienced guys could post up something worthy of a sticky on adjusting your Long Travel.
     
  2. Sep 13, 2011 at 3:00 PM
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    What kind of adjustment are you looking for? Like valving? or Turning the Collar on the shock?
     
  3. Sep 13, 2011 at 5:19 PM
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    Well correct me if I'm wrong but the valving is related to compression and the spring is rebound? They feel pretty stiff. Can you adjust the pressure in the reservoir?
     
  4. Sep 13, 2011 at 6:03 PM
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    Valving is both compression and Rebound and will require a whole rebuild of the shock to change, it has to do with shim stacks inside the shock. I recommend doing some google searches.

    I would not recommend dropping the PSI charge. If they feel stiff it is possible that your spring rate is too high since (from the pics you posted) dont have much if any preload on the shocks but I can tell you that a LT shock will always feel stiff on the street and better at speed in the dirt, this is how my truck is and it handles awesome at 45-50 through the whoops and rutted out desert roads.
     
  5. Sep 13, 2011 at 9:26 PM
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    Heres a tip, any time you adjust the coilovers , spray lube on the threads, wieght off the shocks. Makes it way easier. And use the correct size tool , dont gnar the holes on the collar.
     
  6. Sep 13, 2011 at 11:44 PM
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    OP you just got your kit, give it sometime to settle in and it should ride better.
     
  7. Sep 14, 2011 at 8:40 AM
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    Allright thanks guys it should get a good work out this weekend. What is exactly accomplished by adjusting the collars? Less preload normally equals softer?
     
  8. Sep 14, 2011 at 10:05 AM
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    Yes , and less hieght.
     
  9. Sep 14, 2011 at 10:08 AM
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    The collars are more for ride height. It will obviously affect handling by changing your ride height but the overall "stiffness" isnt going to change much just by adjusting colllars. It will change a little, but that is not the method used for a softer feel. If you want a softer feel you would need to change spring rates

    But as said you dont want to base the feel on your street driving. Hit some deeper stuff with speed and it should feel a lot better
     
  10. Sep 22, 2011 at 9:35 PM
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    Thanks. I finally got out and pushed it hard on the Mojave run. The front end feels great maybe a tad too stiff but I won't change out springs until I get rid of my winch. Now I only have like 3 threads showing on the Top of my collars. If I screw it down that will increase my ride height correct? As in having more threads on top of the collar.
     
  11. Sep 23, 2011 at 6:07 AM
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    yes, that will increase your ride height, but it will also make it a tad stiffer.

    yeah if you tihnk iys too stiff, and you have a plate bumperand winch your going to want to go down a little bit
     
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