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Old June 2nd, 2011, 09:26 PM   #1
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So i just built my first dana 60tj.I ran fox 2.0 14 inch coilovers on the front .It drives great down the road and wheels great but im having a problem with the coils being loose at full droop.And Id rather not run limiting straps.Looking for somone who is good at setting these things up or steer me in the right direction. I would also like to drop the front end about an inch but im outof spring adjustment. If i put a shorter spring on the front i can lower it but it makes my origional problem worse. Any help would be great.
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Old June 2nd, 2011, 09:50 PM   #2
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You can use a tender coil at the top of the springs to keep some tension on the coils when the shock is fully extended. To lower your front you'll need to switch to a softer spring (not shorter) based on what you explained, softer spring will allow you to bring the adjusting nut further down the shock body and may end up taking care of both of your issues.

What length and rate springs are you running, single or dual-rate?

I highly recommend running limit straps, they save a lot of wear and tear on the shock internals caused by over extension. A set of straps is cheap compared to a new shock because the old one blew apart.
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If you you are happy with your spring rates then It sounds like you could use a 2" short secondary spring and some tender springs with a triple rate kit.
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I was thinking the two inch shorter with a tender spring.but not sure how the tender spring works. And do i need a 4inch tender or 6.At full droop i have 3 inches between the top of coil and bottom of adjustment.Im guessing the 4 inch but not sure.

And Im not agianst running limit straps just dont want to run them to hide my main problem.
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The tender spring sets fully compressed(it is a very light spring) and only releases when there is no more tension on the main springs to keep them from becoming loose.It sounds like you would need the 6" if you go with the 2" shorter springs.
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Whats a triple rate kit?
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If you are running dual springs now,it is another slider that allows the use of a third spring on top of the secondary spring.Are you running single or duals now?
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can i call you too?
who do i ask for?
i'm about to purchase my springs and i have a few coil over questions myself.
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