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I read everywhere that 1 1/2" spacers give 2" of lift, and they are more popular than 2" spacers because some guys think that would be too much. I went ahead and installed 2" pipe couplers that were actually a tad taller, at like 2 1/8" (had to get em bored out a little, to fit around the shock tube). Anyway, I got a total lift of only about 1 1/2", so what's up with that?

Ok, whatever, my main question is this: Of all you guys that have pipe/shock spacers, where do you run your preload settings? I had them all cranked up tight before the project, and since the installation they are all on the lowest setting. It obviously rides way stiffer than before the mod, as you all know, but I could get probably another 3/4" lift by cranking them all the way back up. Do I dare do this? Can a guy put too much preload on a spring? Would it ride like a friggin wagon? Thanks for all the input.
 

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I did the 2" spacers and left them at factory settings and seems to work great (with my style of riding). The only time is rubs is when the front comes down hard and the wheels are a little turned.
I have 29.5 oulaw 2's with xmr fender trimming
 

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I ran a 1.5 lift with the pre-load 1 step up from softest. That's as stiff as I wanted it. Wasn't worth getting beat up for a little bit more g.c. If you make changes to your pre-load, I would jack the quad up and take the weight of the shock. It's not hard to break the adjuster ring. :smilietwocents:
 

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Hey Pole, when u say "factory setting" are you talking about the "middle notch"? (That's where they are set when they come out of the crate)
 

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I have 1" and have the rear cranked up and the front at factory. Seems perfect. IMO any more on my machine and the shocks would be maxed out. I gained 1.5" gc.
 
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