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so how do i kno when the tensioners are tight enough????
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Just depends on how you like it to ride. The tighter the coils, the stiffer the ride. You will be making adjustments for awhile after you install them. Its just a matter of fine tuning to your comfort level.
For this application, you usually adjust them to the desired ride height, not ride quality.
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I agree that the coils weight rating is responsible for how the comfort level is going to be and that the size of coil used on the shock matters as well. The PSI load in the shock is going to determine that as well. Setting the Pre-load on the coils will determine the ride height as well.

If you use a longer coil and compress them on the shock, then tighten the compressing nut on the shock, it will give you added lift and depending on the # lb rating on the coils, the level of stiffness and height will also come into play.
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Grab the lower spring seat and pull it towards the top of the shocks, it should slide up but it may be a pain in the ***. After that you'll see a snap ring that was hidden by the lower seat, take that off (just pops off) then slide the seat back down over the bottom of the shock past where it was originally at. reinstall is just the reverse, slide the seat up over where it sits, put the snap ring thing back on, and slide it back down. the snap ring is all that holds it up, odd i know.. i thought the same thing.

Don't worry about it, i dicked around with it for a few hours asking all my buddies what they thought, then finally one of my teachers figured it out.

DONT take that valve off unless you have a way to recharge it.

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You bought coils but you don't even know how to install the spring? Probably was not the right setup for you.
and your a ****in dick.
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You bought coils but you don't even know how to install the spring? Probably was not the right setup for you.
you are a bona fide douche bag
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hahaha thanks guys, been a real help. once the 6" skyjacker leafs come in everything will get put on then im bumping up to 35" km2s..... oh yeah.
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hahaha thanks guys, been a real help. once the 6" skyjacker leafs come in everything will get put on then im bumping up to 35" km2s..... oh yeah.
Think I can fit your 34" Nitto's? Haha
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hey, what length are them springs?
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Think I can fit your 34" Nitto's? Haha
only if you put a body lift on.... or a superlift lol
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hey, what length are them springs?
they are 12" Eibach 750lb springs.
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only if you put a body lift on.... or a superlift lol
Psh.... I got room. LOL
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got a finished photo handy with preload set yet ?
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hmmm ok lol
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hmmm ok lol
LOL It's possible. Are they 11.50's or 12.50's?
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they are 12s
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LOL It's possible. Are they 11.50's or 12.50's?
No lift + big tires =

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^^ hahahahaaha

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it needs to be loaded more but its not going on the truck just yet...
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Looks good! I think it's much easier to adjust the preload once they are installed though. They are going to be something else to get installed like that.
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hmm, it is not really that hard to install them when loaded, just put the frame on a jackstand, than a jack under the arm, and lift till the eyes match the bolts, sounds easy enough, i did mine that way,
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hmmm, i bet the 14 inch springs would fit too ,,
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hmm, it is not really that hard to install them when loaded, just put the frame on a jackstand, than a jack under the arm, and lift till the eyes match the bolts, sounds easy enough, i did mine that way,
You have an Explorer, right? Do you have any lift? I ask because the Ranger's work differently with the Superlift. You can't just jack up the lower arm until it meets the eyes when the coilover is preloaded. The coilover will extend past the brackets when they are preloaded. You can get it to work, but it is much harder because you have to compress the coilover with a breaker bar.

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hmmm, i bet the 14 inch springs would fit too ,,
It would be close, but they might.
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yes i have an Explorer with a 4 inch superlift kit,
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FYI the ranger shocks that we custom build require valving and other modes to be installed on a Ranger with a Superlift kit, as well as, CV axle clearance. Hey and what are you doing for brackets?
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I must ask, hat are the benefits of coilovers? I see alot of people on here with them and was wondering what the benefits are. I's still so new to this 4x4 stuff
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For the most part their adjustability. You can adjust for different ride heights and also adjust the dampening to improve handling. Second the shock absorbers internal valving, designed to be tunable for a particular vehicle to achieve the best ride characteristics for superior suspension under on road and off road driving conditions.
Optimally providing the user to dial in the ride of their vehicle. Oh yeah and I think there is a cool factor in there somewhere.
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