How big of a FOX BYPASS are the 3000 to 3500 lb 1 cars running, and what is more important bypass diameter or number of by-pass tubes, if you are considering cost. Eg. a 3.0 5 way or a 3.5 3 way???? Not a 2.5 RIGHT???????
I have 2.5 triples by-pass in the rear, with a lot of re-bound valving, which creates a lot of heat, I think all the 1 cars have something bigger than 2.5's, WHY, can they just afford a bigger shock package, or is a 3.0 or bigger what you need to make these cars much more driveable/FASTER, through the CRAP WE RACE THROUGH. Learning, upgrading, dialing in the car with the V6 HONDA before switching to the V8 package, or maybe not??? Just maybe need another gear, 5 speed option.As you know, I’m no professional expert, but I’ll give you my thoughts anyway…
I’m running the 3.0 4-tube on my car and it weighs 3000lbs (Rear). I don’t think the diameter needs to be any larger, because the oil temp isn’t getting too hot. I think the only advantage to a larger diameter shock is the added volume, which helps keep the oil cooler, reducing fade. Note, I’m running 2.5 4-tube in the front.
I would go for the added tubes. I like having the added adjustability. If I were doing it all over, I would get the 3.0 4-tube plus a gold (Free Bleed) tube. I would also cycle my suspension and decide the tube locations for optimal performance.
Are you looking to change your suspension? Or building a new car, or???
If by working them do you mean having valving inside, yes we have valving inside of the coil over, but only a 2.5 coil over.I think you should try backing off a bit on the rebound dampening. Are you working your coilovers or just using them as spring carriers?
Yea, those 35" baja ta's are flatproof for the most part, but heavy as hell, thanks for your input!!!!!We run 3.0 4 tube Fox on the front with 3.5 5 tube on the rear of our jimco class 1 (~3500lbs) and hardly get much fade. Used to run 2.5 3 tube front/3.0 4 tube rear, worked well but once we went to 35'' tires in front started to fade faster leading to bigger shocks all around.
Think many of the newer 1 cars (~4k lbs+) are running 3.5's front and rear.