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Both LBR and I are not quite up on shock adjustment, so we could use some HELP..Ok on my Fox shocks. We set them 3 from the softest setting and the ride is great now going over small whoops, but when we go over whoops in excess of 18" to 2' it SUCKS big time. We need some idea if this is high or low speed adjustment that we need to adjust, or the rebounding adjustment...
Thanks inadvance for any HELP...
and NO the shocks were not the cause of my adventure this past week-end..:):)..
 

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All depends on were in the Whoops it happens. If its in the beginning and gets worse then your rebounds is to heavy as it is packing and needs backed off. I am assumining your rebounds is also set at 3 and thats too soft. So i dought its that. If its set to low the buggy will tend to Pogo stick on you and need increased so the shocks return slower. That is what it sounds like to me. Also the high speed compression is for the bigger bumps. set that higher. If you can set your Go pro to monitor the wheel action then you can get a better ideal whats happining. Use the same whoops to make your adjustements on. That way you will have a better feel on what adjustments make it better or worce. Hope that helps.



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All depends on were in the Whoops it happens. If its in the beginning and gets worse then your rebounds is to heavy as it is packing and needs backed off. I am assumining your rebounds is also set at 3 and thats too soft. So i dought its that. If its set to low the buggy will tend to Pogo stick on you and need increased so the shocks return slower. That is what it sounds like to me. Also the high speed compression is for the bigger bumps. set that higher. If you can set your Go pro to monitor the wheel action then you can get a better ideal whats happining. Use the same whoops to make your adjustements on. That way you will have a better feel on what adjustments make it better or worce. Hope that helps.
Thanks Steve that was a big help now we have an idea of which way to go...Barbara
 

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All depends on were in the Whoops it happens. If its in the beginning and gets worse then your rebounds is to heavy as it is packing and needs backed off. I am assumining your rebounds is also set at 3 and thats too soft. So i dought its that. If its set to low the buggy will tend to Pogo stick on you and need increased so the shocks return slower. That is what it sounds like to me. Also the high speed compression is for the bigger bumps. set that higher. If you can set your Go pro to monitor the wheel action then you can get a better ideal whats happining. Use the same whoops to make your adjustements on. That way you will have a better feel on what adjustments make it better or worce. Hope that helps.
Now that is what I call QUALITY info with a great idea of using the camera and the same set of whoops! Nice!
 

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All depends on were in the Whoops it happens. If its in the beginning and gets worse then your rebounds is to heavy as it is packing and needs backed off. I am assumining your rebounds is also set at 3 and thats too soft. So i dought its that. If its set to low the buggy will tend to Pogo stick on you and need increased so the shocks return slower. That is what it sounds like to me. Also the high speed compression is for the bigger bumps. set that higher. If you can set your Go pro to monitor the wheel action then you can get a better ideal whats happining. Use the same whoops to make your adjustements on. That way you will have a better feel on what adjustments make it better or worce. Hope that helps.
hey Ody I have a better Idea then the camera...:giggle:..might have to attach LBR under the commander and he can get a birdseye view if what is happening...ROTSLMAO..:rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:...

OK maybe the camera is the better way...:)
 

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Well that's a thought! Not sure if he would agree however.:rofl: Another option is to have him take vids from the ground as you go buy. That way you get a picture of both wheels at the same time. You will find that the front and back shock settings are going to be different because the rear is a trailing arm setup under power and the front is an "A" arm setup under power . They behave totaly different.



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OK you kids!!.....knock off the harassment or I'm gonna,,,,i'm gonna,,,,er uh,,,,well, JUST QUIT IT!!...so THERE....:furious:........Lance
 

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I am starting to mess around with my XT shocks, I am going to replace them at some point. But until I know if I will get LT or just upgrade the shocks I will use what I got. Stock shocks do work great, just sounds like there is better out there for later.
 

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Barb have you played with the shock adjustments yet. My personal feeling is the rear sway bar has to go. You will need to use heavyer springs (and possiably revalving) to compensate however it will be better in the long run. I have not removed mine yet as I am waiting for Makin trax to finish spring testing. I am thinking the sway bars were more for the Utility aspect of this machine and a compromise for what we really do with it.



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I ride both, half of the time at Pismo and the other half in the Mojave Desert. I have left the shocks on however my Long Travel shipped today, once I get that I will take it off. I have sold two long travels and installed one of them. The one I installed was on an XT and he used the Elkas. He took the sway bar off in the desert and put it back on. He said it was squirrely. He has not been in the sand yet.
 

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To remove the sway bar on the X, I am sure those springs need to be A Lot stronger. I had the springs on my base model cranked as tight as they go and when I put on the magnum shox the rear raised 1 inch.

@Bryan - I finally decided on just the Shox, hoping I wont need LT. Be sure to check the rubber bushings on your shocks. Mine were pretty beat up and one shock mount was actually bending. I will try to get some pics of the worn bushings.
 

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I'm trying a completely different thought this weekend ....no matter how the shocks were adjusted, the back end still bounced alot .....I stretched out the spring length more and feel as long as no damage is done from over extension of the shocks, it may help ...will find out ....

The factory shock specs are the worst case senerio ...so 2-230# men and 500# of bagged cement....I'm thinking petite BLR and no weight in the bed is completely different than what the factory's worst case senerio is....

The reason why you ask?? Because everyone is set to adjust the shock valving only and not the spring free length ....someone has to try IMO ....Lance

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