Suspension & Brakes - I finally hit bottom




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tlinget
04-25-2012, 03:23 PM
It's low and mean.. but I need some advice.
With Koni adj. struts (yellow -part # 8241-1139SP) and Intrax springs (part # 17001) the rear end bottoms out too easily. The handling is excellent...
What can I do to soften the blow? I'm worried about doing damage when I hit unpredictable road rash, sudden dips, train tracks etc..
I don't mind raising up the back a bit if there's an easy way.

thanks!


Guitar
04-25-2012, 03:26 PM
You can adjust them to make them firmer which will help a bit...also do you still have bumpstops?

tlinget
04-25-2012, 03:33 PM
You can adjust them to make them firmer which will help a bit...also do you still have bumpstops?

Not sure what the bumpstops are/
the Rear is not Koni they are Monroe Sensatracs... is that the issue?
Is there a bump stop I can add to the front/rear?


speed_demon24
04-25-2012, 03:50 PM
You can adjust them to make them firmer which will help a bit...also do you still have bumpstops?

That would only help if he has double adjustables, adding more rebound won't do a thing.

z28bryan
04-25-2012, 03:54 PM
You can adjust them to make them firmer which will help a bit...also do you still have bumpstops?

For one thing, if the compression was adjustable it's not really meant to be adjusted firmer to help cause less suspension travel aka help stop prevent you from hitting bumpstops. Compression is set to control unsprung weight. It's just a bandaid. If you want to do it that's fine by me but I'm just tossing this in to prevent any misconception info from spreading around.

Since he's got single adjustables, he can only adjust rebound which won't change anything.

Monroe Sensatracs and Intrax springs huh? Yeah that sounds like a recipe for bottoming out alright!

hodge9386
04-25-2012, 04:01 PM
Not sure what the bumpstops are/
the Rear is not Koni they are Monroe Sensatracs... is that the issue?
Is there a bump stop I can add to the front/rear?

yes that is your problem, monroe sensatracs are crap. i had them on my car foever and my tds would drag the tip everywhere, as soon as i put on my bilstien hd's and strano springs it stopped and was much firmer out back.

VinR1
04-25-2012, 04:02 PM
With the intrax springs (which I have btw) you need a quality shock (Bilsteins minimum), isolators, and bumpstops. I drilled holes in my ES bumpstops to ease the shock of hitting them which Ive only done once. The most important thing is knowing the road you're traveling, plan your route, and know what/what not to avoid

Guitar
04-25-2012, 04:18 PM
That would only help if he has double adjustables, adding more rebound won't do a thing.

For one thing, if the compression was adjustable it's not really meant to be adjusted firmer to help cause less suspension travel aka help stop prevent you from hitting bumpstops. Compression is set to control unsprung weight. It's just a bandaid. If you want to do it that's fine by me but I'm just tossing this in to prevent any misconception info from spreading around.

Since he's got single adjustables, he can only adjust rebound which won't change anything.

Didn't check his link, didn't know. I just know that when I adjusted mine it seemed to help the rubbing I was getting. I see what you mean by your post though.

ls1jorge
04-26-2012, 10:20 AM
Where can I buy a set of intrax springs?? I've no luck in finding them online.

VinR1
04-26-2012, 11:11 AM
Where can I buy a set of intrax springs?? I've no luck in finding them online.

No longer made/sold from what I have found

PM what you're willing to pay for mine (below and sig pic)

http://i1197.photobucket.com/albums/aa423/vmohed/2012-04-17165710-1.jpg