cycling vs measuring

PBC_Tacoma_Kid

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Hey guys, Im going to be mounting some 16in shocks in the back of my bed pretty soon, I just was wondering what cycling the travel is going to do vs just measuring? with the 16in shock I will have more then enough shock to go with my deaver springs so if its measured correctly, is there anything that taking the springs apart and physically bottoming it out going to tell me besides if the shock will bottom? I know that most guys will probably recomend cycling it but some guys told me they just measured on theres.
 

sbro

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I wrote a lengthy article about this very subject. The shock angle is dynamic through the suspension cycle, so you have to take the pack apart and cycle the suspension to find the correct mounting points that use the full potential wheel travel while using the full stroke of the shock. Here is a link to my article, it was done on a Ranger with no bed, but it should give you an idea what you need to do for the cycling:
<A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.desertrides.com/tech/bedcage.htm>Building a Bedcage</A>

<A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.desertrides.com>Desert Rides</A>
 

NorCal_Prerunner

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Unless you want to play the guessing game, take apart the springs and cycle them. It is not hard to do. You will be happier in the end.

It's never too late to be what you might have been....
 

Jkrell

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I second that....great article Sean....very informative and well written.

Jon
 

DuffcoDan

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nice article Sean. are you ready to do one for the toyota guys? here are some pictures of a toyota truck we did with the shocks mounts tacked in place for cycling.
 
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