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    My ride has always been kind of bouncy since i upgraded a while back...Soft or firm; and how much should i adjust
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    I am trying to remember. I saw a post on LS1tech about this with hotchkis springs and koni's. I believe the rears are set to 1/2 turn from soft and 4 sweeps from full soft in the front. I will look for the thread and I will confirm this.
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    I have mine set 4 sweeps from full firm in front and 1/2 turn from full soft in the rear and I'm on Strano Springs.

    There is no perfect setting for everybody cause different people will like different things. Experimenting with the settings is the only way to figure out what you like. I would recomend you start at 4-5 sweeps from full firm in the front and full soft in the rear and then fine tune it to your taste from there.
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    take them to full stiff then back off from there. The bouncyness is the rebound-a soft rebound = more bounce.


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    Depends on what he considers a "bounce". If he's underdamped and getting a float, he needs more damping. If he's overdamped and the car always moving with the road because its so firm, he needs to soften the damping some.

    I certainly can't tell which he has, so I can't recommend anything specific to him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam Strano View Post
    Depends on what he considers a "bounce". If he's underdamped and getting a float, he needs more damping. If he's overdamped and the car always moving with the road because its so firm, he needs to soften the damping some.

    I certainly can't tell which he has, so I can't recommend anything specific to him.
    that's my issue, but with the progressive springs, it's crap no matter what setting i'm on. hoping to get some strano specials from santa.

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    1 from full soft rear and 3 from full hard front ( 7-8 sweeps are in the front shocks)

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    Found the info.
    A good place to start is 4 sweeps from full hard in the front and 1/2 turn from full soft in the rear. You can go from there.

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    is a sweep a full turn or a quarter turn?

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    Quote Originally Posted by third_shift|studios View Post
    is a sweep a full turn or a quarter turn?
    a sweeep is a turn from start to stop......believe its a quarter turn....um..maybe a half now that i think about it..lol..havnt looked at them since i putem in

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    ok, a quarter then, thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by third_shift|studios View Post
    take them to full stiff then back off from there. The bouncyness is the rebound-a soft rebound = more bounce.
    actually, you should work from the other end... you want to be able to determine when the shocks are overpowering the spring and not letting the spring do its job (overdamping). start softer and work your way up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by third_shift|studios View Post
    that's my issue, but with the progressive springs, it's crap no matter what setting i'm on. hoping to get some strano specials from santa.
    someone has finally seen the light...

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    Okay so the single adjustable will only do 4 sweeps (full turn) either way?

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    The fronts have about 8-9 total sweeps.

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