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    Input on 2.5” Lift

    Looking for input good or bad on what you’re running for a 2.5” lift. I have a JLUR and will be fully upgraded to steel bumpers, winch and 35’s (as far as extra weight) when all is said and done. I also have a small RPod camper we pull occasionally. On my previous ‘08 JKUR, I had the same general configuration and ran Old Man Emu 2.5” shocks/heavy coil package which was more like 3.5”. Anyhow, any input would be welcome!!


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    I am running the 2.5” stage iv EVO Enforcer with King shocks. I like the kit very well and performs extremely well off road and great on road manners. If I have one regret is that I didn’t opt for adjustable shocks. They are just a tad firmer than I would like and if I had a dial I could perfect them to my taste. But no worries, when they are do for a rebuild I will just revalve them a tad softer.


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    Quote Originally Posted by dixonk View Post
    I am running the 2.5” stage iv EVO Enforcer with King shocks. I like the kit very well and performs extremely well off road and great on road manners. If I have one regret is that I didn’t opt for adjustable shocks. They are just a tad firmer than I would like and if I had a dial I could perfect them to my taste. But no worries, when they are do for a rebuild I will just revalve them a tad softer.


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    From what I understand, the adjustable ones even at the softest setting are still stiffer than the non-adjustable versions. The valving is said to be the same between the two, but with the adjustable ones, the fluid from shock shaft fluid displacement still has to flow through the adjustment area adding resistance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2Wheel-Lee View Post
    From what I understand, the adjustable ones even at the softest setting are still stiffer than the non-adjustable versions. The valving is said to be the same between the two, but with the adjustable ones, the fluid from shock shaft fluid displacement still has to flow through the adjustment area adding resistance.
    Yeah? I think mine is a pressure issue. They were shipped with no pressure. At first it felt like the windows were going to break every time I hit a bump. Then I checked and it needed nitrogen. Called EVO and they said 150psi. Much much better. Still a bit firm. Yesterday I called King and they said the correct pressure is 70psi. So tomorrow I will drop the pressure.


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    Interesting about the difference in pressure recommendations. I don't have mine yet, so I'm curious what you find works for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2Wheel-Lee View Post
    Interesting about the difference in pressure recommendations. I don't have mine yet, so I'm curious what you find works for you.
    Will update tomorrow. I will drop down to 100. I have a manifold on the way and I will incrementally drop down by 5psi and test until I either hit 70 or I find my sweet spot


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    Dropped pressure to 100psi. Noticeable improvement. I will give it a couple days probably and then drop to 80psi and test again. 150 is for sure not better than 100 though.


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    Quote Originally Posted by dixonk View Post
    I am running the 2.5” stage iv EVO Enforcer with King shocks. I like the kit very well and performs extremely well off road and great on road manners. If I have one regret is that I didn’t opt for adjustable shocks. They are just a tad firmer than I would like and if I had a dial I could perfect them to my taste. But no worries, when they are do for a rebuild I will just revalve them a tad softer.


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    Thanks for the input!


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    Quote Originally Posted by HERIKANE View Post
    Thanks for the input!


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    Anyone with thoughts on linear vs progressive coils? I was told that progressive rate coils ride smoother on road but I don’t want to sacrifice height. As I mentioned, I know OME heavy coils and didn’t mind the stiffness.

    Also, any suggestions on best way to improve steering responsiveness? I don’t expect a sports car ride but what would best improve handling? Thx in advance!


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