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01-30-2015 01:37 PM
Thaistick To the OP. Thanks for posting all this. Let us know your overall impression of the swap compared with oem, stock 450s, reworked to your specs, etc.
To xxcharger, thanks for your input too. If you don't already have your own thread maybe you should, all this information is gold. I'd like to see more activity on this board overall?.
01-29-2015 06:45 PM
xxcharger Yes, I swapped the springs. Seems to ride well too. But now I have two concerns; will the added height raise the COG and make climbing hills more dangerous, and will my ball joints be damaged from being maxed out.
01-29-2015 06:35 PM
Thaistick Did you figure this out xxcharger?
12-28-2014 03:05 PM
xxcharger I have the same problem, I'm working on my xmx shocks and there's no travel. If I stand on the front bumper I'm on the bump stop. So if I swap the springs they work well and won't bottom out?
09-19-2014 12:00 PM
5W0P3 Finally got everything finished up last night. Pre-load has 7 threads on it. All clickers are halfway at 11 right now.

08-22-2014 08:21 PM
Wroughndt Yepper, much stiffer. Don't worry too much about the travel either. Just sitting there it doesn't look like much but once you take it off of the first jump you will see that there is lots of travel.
08-22-2014 08:48 AM
5W0P3 I got one swapped, it seemed to help and at least be rideable now. It would not have been with the DS spring. Those XX springs are A LOT stiffer than the DS springs. I could hand compress the DS ones but had to get ratchet straps to compress the XX one.
08-21-2014 10:30 PM
Wroughndt Swap the springs and put some preload on them, that should fix your issue.
08-21-2014 10:23 PM
5W0P3 Yours looks like 4" of travel. Mine has maybe 1.5" of travel.
08-21-2014 10:22 PM
Wroughndt Here is mine from the other thread:

I would say, put the factory springs on them, set them at 4 visible threads of preload and see where that gets you. I know that I thought I didn't have any travel left until I had my wife measure the sag and overall travel to set ride height.

Just look at the angle of the A-arms between yours and mine.
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