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Unread 02-07-2014, 05:51 PM   #4666
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Unread 02-07-2014, 07:43 PM   #4667
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Well, that is pretty "mild" it would look basically stock. It would also be comfortable to drive to the trail head and back. Would probably be white also.
All of the best ones are that color.
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Unread 02-07-2014, 07:57 PM   #4668
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Don't get me wrong, I am all about some wheeling very soon.
I'll be at Windrock in May. Still a few months away but you are welcome to join.
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Unread 02-07-2014, 08:03 PM   #4669
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I'll be at Windrock in May. Still a few months away but you are welcome to join.
Should be good to go by then, I have never been there.
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Unread 02-07-2014, 08:10 PM   #4670
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I'll be at Windrock in May. Still a few months away but you are welcome to join.
Hmm...
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Unread 02-07-2014, 08:14 PM   #4671
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Should be good to go by then, I have never been there.
It's an awesome place. Windrock, along with Harlan in Kentucky, is one of my favorite places to go wheeling.

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Hmm...
Okay, you can come too, ya don't have to beat me up about it!
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Okay, you can come too, ya don't have to beat me up about it!
May would be a good time; I'll (hopefully) have a couple of things done by then that I've been lacking...pending that there's no more expensive maintenance to be done.
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Unread 02-08-2014, 10:14 AM   #4673
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It's an awesome place. Windrock, along with Harlan in Kentucky, is one of my favorite places to go wheeling.
It's pretty sweet and you can get lost in the 700+ miles of trails. Be sure to spend the $12 on a map. If I'm still in Knoxville I may try to ride that weekend.
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Unread 02-08-2014, 04:31 PM   #4674
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Made the Jeep better today.

Beasley drove the dumpster today, he agrees with me on the ride. The shocks need to be tuned, bottom line they are just way to stiff.
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Unread 02-08-2014, 04:35 PM   #4675
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Made the Jeep better today.
Now THAT is what Willis was talkin' about.
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Unread 02-09-2014, 01:30 PM   #4676
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Made the Jeep better today.

Beasley drove the dumpster today, he agrees with me on the ride. The shocks need to be tuned, bottom line they are just way to stiff.
Stickers look good

And I agree the "flutter" after the bumps has to be from the shocks .
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So after much reading and research on shocks. I believe I am going to revalve the Fox shocks to my liking. I am going to order a few different stacks of shims, a couple seal kits(just in case) a gallon of shock oil and a nitrogen recharge station.

This should be a learning experience.
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Unread 02-09-2014, 04:36 PM   #4678
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I'll be at Windrock in May. Still a few months away but you are welcome to join.
If mine is back by then, I would like to join that trip.
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So after much reading and research on shocks. I believe I am going to revalve the Fox shocks to my liking. I am going to order a few different stacks of shims, a couple seal kits(just in case) a gallon of shock oil and a nitrogen recharge station.

This should be a learning experience.
Hendrix Custom Shock Tuning, here we come...
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Unread 02-09-2014, 05:02 PM   #4680
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So after much reading and research on shocks. I believe I am going to revalve the Fox shocks to my liking. I am going to order a few different stacks of shims, a couple seal kits(just in case) a gallon of shock oil and a nitrogen recharge station.

This should be a learning experience.
Before you open them up, put a charge of 200-250psi on all the shocks and go for a drive to get a true baseline. It's possible they are not fully charged, I know the COs have not been charged for roughly 3 years if you didn't charge them during setup so its possible they have bled off some nitrogen. I don't know how old or new your 2.0s in the rear are so check them all.

The actual disassembly, filling and reassembly is pretty easy. Finding the correct shim stack will take some trial and error. You say you think they might be too stiff, so go softer and see what happens, it's entirely possible it could be the exact opposite and they are just allowing too much movement (too soft). The first change wayne made to Jays jeep was stiffer compression valving and lighter rebound valving. What you want the jeep to do and what Wayne tunes race cars to do may also vary, so just try heading in one direction and then the other and see which way makes the Jeep work better, then continue to fine tune from there.
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