I was going to buy new TerraFirma shocks and springs for my D2 but after hearing the horror stories of the shocks and springs rusting out and badly sagging... Tempted to swap out the TF 2" for the new TF 3" valve adjustable shocks. $340 for a set, too good to be true?
They must have the last of them then, none of the fox dealers i talked to (Poly Performance and Kartek) have them and they aren't listed on Fox's site.
@roverrover, they still do 4" kits. RTE said the only difference in the rear between their 3 and 4 inch lift kits, is the 1" spacer. I'm not running a spacer as I only wanted 3"
How does one go about properly matching shocks to the springs/truck? Is there only 1 FOX part number compatible with the D2?
OME 763 springs arrive today. Specs are:
Free height: 16.54" passenger, 16.14" driver
Spring rate: 360 lbs/in
Compared to RTE:
Free height: 17.25"
Spring rate: 330 lbs/in
So as long as the OME's don't sag like the RTE's, I should be in pretty good shape without any spacer.
What's better, to keep the rig loaded and let the springs settle in to that, or remove loose gear (totaling around 250 pounds)?
I'm using d1 perches and upper isolators, for about 0.7" of additional lift.That's part of your problem the D2 perch is about an inch taller than the D1 You need at least a 1" spacer on the rear to make it level
Hey Jeff... There is also the OME rear shock 60025"L" that is supposed to be longer at Open=627mm & Closed=388mm.Here's some data I found:
OME 60025 Rear
TF 179 rear (+3")
Fox 985-24-128 rear (+1.5-2.5")
TF's have almost an inch more travel.
OK just it's not uncommon that people put the heavier spring on the front thinking it has to carry the engine where it goes on the rear to carry the loadRR1-3
Yep, I'm at a loss too.OK just it's not uncommon that people put the heavier spring on the front thinking it has to carry the engine where it goes on the rear to carry the load
I currently have 4 trucks running the 3" RTE springs and no major issues both our 5" RTE sagged about 1/2" on the rear 2-3" just doesn't seem possible