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Old 08-06-2012, 04:08 PM
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Video: 08 axle with coilovers/4 link on 02

Here is a video I shot (was sent to pick up chinese food by the wife). The guys at ADS machining have requested video to help figure out and fine tune the front coilovers.
Right now its a 9 inch travel coilover in a 10 inch body, with a single 18 inch 500 lb spring with a boat load of preload.

superduty coilovers - YouTube
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nice viedo.... what kind of track bar bracket isd that?? looks like it was welded on and many renforced a little
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Old 08-06-2012, 06:41 PM
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Yeah. I had a problem with them flexing and getting in the way of the sway bar. This one is custom made. Welded in. No flex. Clears an '07 hellwig bar.
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How does it ride? Looks pretty stiff...
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Old 08-07-2012, 09:55 AM
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yeah...I am in the process of reworking the fronts. Originally there were 400 lb springs on it. But I ran out of preload to get the right height. Went with 500's and marginally improved the preload, but killed the ride.

Going to be going dual rate soon...Just waiting on some things.
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Here is a video I shot (was sent to pick up chinese food by the wife). The guys at ADS machining have requested video to help figure out and fine tune the front coilovers.
Right now its a 9 inch travel coilover in a 10 inch body, with a single 18 inch 500 lb spring with a boat load of preload.

superduty coilovers - YouTube
Looks Great I changed out my 02 last year with a 06 frontend with a 4 link. Rides good but im allways looking to tune the ride a little more. Great Idea with the GoPro.
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Old 08-19-2012, 12:44 PM
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OK...Well... Next test. Same coilover body, this time with th e18 inch 400 lb spring and a 350 lb 5 inch tender.

When I first put it on, my spring compressor couldnt handle the 400 lb spring, so there was only about 3 inches of preload on the whole set up. The truck was lowered about 3.5 inches...almost 4...But there was tons and tons of soft droop in the springs!!! Extremely soft ride.. until the shock body bottomed out....

So took it to a shop and cranked down on it. The tenders are now spacers and theur is a bit more preload on the mains. Way softer than the 500's but the truck still sits about an inch to an inch and a half too low.

Hopefully the guys at ADS who are helping me out will have a solution for me soon!

Oh and the first video is:
F350 coilovers - YouTube

Youtube says I still have 157 mins left for the upload. The second video hasnt even started...
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Old 08-19-2012, 08:40 PM
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Here is the other one:
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What valving are in your coilovers?
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Old 08-19-2012, 10:30 PM
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Also saw you have a D80, what did you have to do to convert it to SRW width?
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