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 Post subject: Re: Shock valving
PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 1:48 am 
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coil, stock bronco style radius arm with tj coil

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 Post subject: Re: Shock valving
PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 3:42 am 
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Could try progressive rate coils if you have the $$

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 Post subject: Re: Shock valving
PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 11:11 am 
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My fronts are progressive rate coils off a v8 grand cherokee. Brand new from napa for 75 but I'm sure ya could grab some from a junkyard which would probably be better for the Bronco because they'd be more wore in and hopefully softer. I went with brand new ones since I knew my rig was gonna be heavy.

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 Post subject: Re: Shock valving
PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 11:15 am 
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I'm sure my rig being really wide helps but I've always felt mine to be super stable. I've also seen other rigs on tons be a not very stable at all like Tom's was before they rebuilt it. Suspension design has some play to it as well but my guess is since yours seems to have stock suspension with an axle swap that it's your shocks. Have you pulled them off and worked them by hand to see how they do? I've been running bilstein shocks since the beginning and except for when I've broke them they've seemed to do great

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 Post subject: Re: Shock valving
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All 4 shocks are new but they are f150 rears and I have no idea how they are valved. They just were the right length so I used them.

I have 4 inch tj coils up front. I lm not sure the rating or extended length of them, but I think they are pretty stiff based on diameter. I want to lower it about 1.5 inches up front so I need to get that figured out at some point.



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 Post subject: Re: Shock valving
PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2016 1:45 pm 
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Try the v8 zj Springs and if they're not tall enough go with some spacers? Keep an eye out for some used bilstein 5100 series shocks. I don't think normally cheap shocks are very good for what we do. I know every time I ran them and would take them off for somethinf they would lock up or be blowed out. I don't think they can take the abuse. The only time I've felt my shocks act up was at Windrock when we were trying to keep up with the trail leader and doing 30-40mph for miles down the trail roads there. They'd get hot and start getting stiff and needed to sit for a bit.

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 Post subject: Re: Shock valving
PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2016 4:38 pm 
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I got some v8 springs still

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 Post subject: Re: Shock valving
PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2016 6:41 pm 
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cant you find a set of stock sway bars off a bII and build some custom links to make em work?

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 Post subject: Re: Shock valving
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I have a stock sway bar.

But the on road sway isn't the issue. If I put a stock sway bar on it won't have any flex and I'll tip over becuase of that instead of tipping over becuase of body roll

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 Post subject: Re: Shock valving
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What if you just learned how to drive? :-)

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