After some great communication with Joel from Bilstein, all the shocks are re-valved and charged with 250psi of nitrogen. We bumped the compression valving all the way around. Up front we stepped up one step because we were only bottoming on big hits. So I thought one step up would work well for our east coast racing. In the rear Joel had us step up one step also but I thought it wasn't going to be enough based on how the suspension was acting.
We were bottoming hard in the rear often, not just big hits either. I thought of that and that we were doubling HP in the near future and are upping compression in the front. For those of you that don't know, when you up compression valving in the front it makes the rear feel softer because of more weight transfer.
So I called Joel back and he suggested a double stack on the high speed shims. Double stacking gives the shock more control then just thicker shims. I was told it is a much smoother feel. So we raised the slow speed valving up one step and the high speed valving up two steps.
After charging the shocks I just jumped on both ends a couple times and it felt much stiffer. Hopefully this puts us were we need to be with our compression valving. I have a feeling we might need to lower the rebound valving but we will not know until we get some video from outside the vehicle in some big chop.
Tonight I will be putting the brakes back on and filling up some fluids and we will be ready to race. When that is all said and done it will be back to power washing for another couple hours.
Got some Hiems in for spares. Since we broke a 3/4" hiem in our last race, We will have some spares in the pits just encase.
Latest picture of the front end. Still need to put on the brakes. That will happen tonight.