Sunday afternoon my friend Matt and I went out to Wild Wash to test his Toyota. Matt built new steering components and changed the front shock configuration. We wanted to work out the bugs before running at the ROR next Saturday. The front end handled so much better than before that we noticed a shortcoming in the rear. The rear is set up 2.5 SAW’s, (factory valveing less 1 bleeder screw) air bumps, and a Deaver Ranger Prerunner pack. The rear measures 15+ inches of wheel travel when jacked up, but uses only about 11” jumping and 8”-9” in the whoops. Basically it doesn’t droop out all the way, for instance off a big jump the springs droop to the point that the arch is the same as when the springs are off the truck. The shackles are about 6” long (I think), they sit 5 degrees back of vertical at full droop and 10 degrees down of horizontal at full bump. The tires don’t fill the holes going through the whoops so it tends to bottem and kick alot. I think easing up on the rebound valveing will help a lot but Matt’s sure it’s the springs and shackles that don't work right. If we change the valving to let the shock extend faster will that make the truck kick. What exactly causes kick, a bump taller than the compession allowed by the travel or the springs extending off of full bump??? If anyone has any suggestions please let us know.