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Old December 19th, 2013, 08:24 PM   #1
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Default coilover shocks on rig set up at ride height

setting up my 16'' foas on the rig. wonder what you guys are running and like. as of now i have the front with 8 1/2'' of shock shaft showing at ride height. my belly pan is around 21'' off the ground. thinking plenty of up and down travel and nice n low. just looking at what other people have ran and liked better
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I never got to that point on my buggy build before I sold it. from the advice I got from everybody else I was going to run 6 up and 10 down.
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That seams like quite a bit for slow crawling, but it will help for higher speeds, can your axle actually go up 8 1/2" before it hits anything?
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Build it at full stuff so it clears everything and then add springs and coil stops ect and adjust ride height from there. Having 8inches of Uptravel is great until you find out that at 5 inches you diff hits your radiator or harmonic balancer.
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With the rig on the bump stops still have 3 inches before anything hits and thats with the shocks bottoming out. Probably gonna move the bumps down a inch or so just to make sure when it runs on whiskey nothing gets smashed. The front end tucks up in a hole nicely
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I've always run 14" shocks. When it was a crawler I was 5 up / 9 down and liked that setup, as we started chasing friends that could go faster we starting bottoming out more frequently. With the current rig that we do go fast stuff we run 7/7.

Good thread on a method to get your spring weights:

http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/gener...ch-thread.html
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thanks johnny was running 4 up 10 down on the 14 air shocks but wanting to raise height few inches but not a wanting to ride on the bump stops always seemed to find the bump stops on any hard hit.
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Build it at full stuff so it clears everything and then add springs and coil stops ect and adjust ride height from there. Having 8inches of Uptravel is great until you find out that at 5 inches you diff hits your radiator or harmonic balancer.

bingo. that's how we did mine. ended up with about 4-5" uptravel and added air bumps

for go-fast, I do tend to use the air bumps quite a bit, but we originally set it up for crawlin
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ya got the front pretty much to the point where im happy with it. have the front bottomed out with 3 inches of shaft still showing and plan on running around 8 inches of shaft showing at ride height
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