Fox shock preload

Dirtracer 619

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Hey i have some new springs and its sitting a little high. So i was wondering how much preload do you need to have to keep the springs tight. Seems like i remember 1"? Also should i expect it to settle some. ?

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You need to jack it up to full droop to see for sure. I'd say you need a a full turn of preload at full droop to ensure they are always under pressure. If that changes your ride height, you need to change either rate, length, or both.


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Like above, There’s no set answer, depends on length of springs. Jack the truck up so the shocks are drooped then put just enough preload to keep them tight.

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1" of preload in front, 2" in rear.