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PostSubject: Shock Adjustments   Wed Dec 21, 2011 8:58 pm

What is everyone's opinions on adjusting the fox shocks to get a couple of inches of lift? Does it really hurt the ride quality that bad or is it a bad idea?
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PostSubject: Re: Shock Adjustments   Wed Dec 21, 2011 9:14 pm

I don't know either.. never adjusted my shocks. Mine are smooth from factory setting.
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PostSubject: Re: Shock Adjustments   Wed Dec 21, 2011 9:28 pm

yeah id like to know how big of a diff it makes in the ride. Like to have a lift but cash is tight right now. figured if it wouldn't hurt the ride that bad it would be a cheap and easy way to get some extra ground clearance
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PostSubject: Re: Shock Adjustments   Wed Dec 21, 2011 10:12 pm

Crank em down if you dont like it put em back. 971386
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PostSubject: Re: Shock Adjustments   Thu Dec 22, 2011 12:38 am


If you crank them up. it will ride stiffer.
when you have a lift. it makes them ride stiffer , so you have to back them off
after you install a lift... yes1

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PostSubject: Re: Shock Adjustments   Thu Dec 22, 2011 8:33 am

Would that not defeat the purpose of putting the lift on if your goin to turn around and have to lower the shocks
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PostSubject: Re: Shock Adjustments   Thu Dec 22, 2011 9:18 am

A lot depends on the style of lift. If you use the lift brackets that mount on the bottom of your a-arms, the lift doesn't change how it rides that much because your shock stays the same. I ran a 2" lift using those brackets for a long time and it did perfect. Then I got the Roktek lift and gave stacrzr the a-arm bracket lift and he used it on his 08 with never any problem.

But the Roktek lift, like the racer tech lift changes the angle of the shock which does screw with the way it rides; you must play with the shock settings to get it to ride how you want it to. But by cranking down the shocks just to gain lift isn't a good idea - you loose more than just ride quality because it has a lot to do with the way it handles and articulates as well.


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PostSubject: Re: Shock Adjustments   Thu Dec 22, 2011 9:41 am

Where did you order the bracket lift and would it be better than say a racertech or a roktec
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PostSubject: Re: Shock Adjustments   Thu Dec 22, 2011 9:59 am

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Where did you order the bracket lift and would it be better than say a racertech or a roktec

The 2" A-arm brackets I used came from superatv and I think it was $99. Rubberdown also make a similiar lift that mounts on the a-arms. There have been a lot of controversy on these style of lifts, but all I can say is that it served me and then stacrzr with never a problem. I've broken the Roktek upper shock bracket twice from landing hard off large water breaks so stay away from that lift if you ride hard. I cant speak for the racertech lift , but if I was looking for 2" I would use the ones that mount on the lower A-arms. 32749
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PostSubject: Re: Shock Adjustments   Thu Dec 22, 2011 10:42 am

GCFD112 wrote:
Would that not defeat the purpose of putting the lift on if your goin to turn around and have to lower the shocks

No because a lift repositions the shocks so you get height but you can run the shocks softer for a better ride.

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