16 Ram 1500 build

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  1. revitupmoto33

    revitupmoto33 Senior Member

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    Standard, rented from autozone. They barely fit between the coils, thought I was going to have to modify them to work.
     
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    Did you go and fully revalve them or was this a service interval?

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    Completely new compression and rebound shim stacks. Didn’t touch the compression adjuster stack.

    When I spoke with the guys over at KING I told them I wanted it softer and the beginning rate of travel, mid rate was already perfect and I needed it to be much stiffer at before full compression. Also needed more rebound resistance.

    The issues I was having were that washboard roads wouldn’t really smooth out till above 45ish mph, at about 60 the truck would feel like it was skating across and not tracking properly. Those damn razor ruts were violent and any speed. For the unforeseen big hits such as washouts I was bottoming out to often, can see where I taco’d the washer under the bump stop. On the rebound side there was way to much preload on the spring (from having them cranked to keep my tires from rubbing) and it would pogo up on the rebound cycle from mid to full compression.

    This is the mad science they came up with.

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    When it comes to reading that valving stack I've got no ideas wtf im looking at! May as well be an automatic transmission torn apart in front of me lol. They are progressive correct?? It doesn't look like you have excessive preload on them all things considered for the height you have them at. Sounds like they weren't too much fun to deal with running hard. Hopefully that witchcraft they sent you works it all out.

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    It literally is witchcraft lol! I’m no expert by any means when it comes to valving. I know the basic concept of how they work, pretty much the amount of resistance it takes for the oil to travel from one side of the piston to the other at a given rate of force, other than that it’s gibberish to me. I think they specify it as a flutter stack??

    Just from my personal experience with a variety of name brand shocks on various types of vehicles in the past I know what they are really capable of when tuned properly. Even though I may call it a violent or harsh ride it really wasn’t when you consider that almost no other shock out there would be able to stand up let alone shine at the abuse these were designed to take. Being able to absorb the impacts that these types of shocks do really is amazing.

    I found this on the Tacoma forum, it’s worth a read to help understand what is actually happening in there. After the first time I read it I couldn’t remember what planet I was on lol.

    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/shock-valving-for-dummies.452788/
     
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    Holy crap dude. Just found this build thread. You're a damn Ma(n)gician!

    I'm definitely entertained. Jealous and inspired too.
     
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    That link is a good read. My eyeballs are crossed a bit tho!

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    Thank you bruiser, I’m learning/making it up as I go.
     
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    Lol right! I was talking to one of the guys on my crew that does a ton of off-road racing, pits and preps race trucks about the issues I was having and man the amount of knowledge some these guys have is unreal. Needless to say everything he said went right over my head which is why I just went straight to King for the new shim stacks.
     
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    It's like when women talk makeup and shoes.....just take them right to the store. Same concept right?

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