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Old 10-17-2008, 12:32 PM
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I still can't believe the ride. No more harshness from shocks that have too much compression damping.

I ordered the rears today from Downsouth Motorsports in CA. The guy I spoke with is going to do a 35/80 valving and change the 1/2" heims to polys, 3/4" for the rear lowers, and a 1/2" seamless bushing in a 5/8" poly for the upper, so the road grime won't kill them. With just the upper adapters for eyes, they will be a bolt-in affair.

I will prolly change the fronts to poly bushings if the road grime starts killing the lower heim.

What's really cool, is that he can take a Fox shock that was designed for a vehicle-specific application, i.e., stud mounts, and valve them so they would directly bolt on without any adapters. Way cool.
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Old 10-20-2008, 10:38 AM
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Awesome that you can order up your valving and custom poly bushings, going to be a sweet setup
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Old 10-21-2008, 08:58 PM
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I got the rears today, oh what a difference in the ride. No harshness from OME. On the wheeling trip this last weekend, there is a huge night and day difference. I will mount the resi where it is out of the way of the LCA:
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Old 10-22-2008, 01:21 AM
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Hmmm. It would be interesting to drive your 80 around the block. What springs are you running to get 5.5" of lift?
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Old 10-22-2008, 01:37 AM
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Hmmm. It would be interesting to drive your 80 around the block. What springs are you running to get 5.5" of lift?
Gray springs = Christo's 6" would be my guess....
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Old 10-22-2008, 09:02 AM
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4" coils with 1" spacers. I thought the 6" coils could give too much lift. I got an extra .5" out of the rears.
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Old 10-22-2008, 10:18 AM
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OK, so you're set up fairly similar to my 80 (w/o the spacers). Do you notice the difference in ride at 40 mph? Does it require hwy speed?
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Old 10-22-2008, 10:27 AM
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Ther is an absolutely huge difference in the ride at all speeds, more so at speeds less than highway, like driving around town.

All the chatter and choppiness from the concrete roads in the Ranch are barely noticable now, if non-existant.
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All the chatter and choppiness from the concrete roads in the Ranch are barely noticable now, if non-existant.


If that is the case I'm getting a set for the Prius and the Tacoma
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Old 10-23-2008, 04:11 PM
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All the chatter and choppiness from the concrete roads in the Ranch are barely noticable now, if non-existant.
Highlands Ranch has choppy roads? I had never noticed
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