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Does valving have any effect on ride height?

I am dealing with some suspension issues, as far as setting ride height, camber, and compression. Not happy with any of it. Currently fully pre-loaded on fronts, with full compression.

Rears with no preload, and minor compression.

If I go back to talk to them about re-valving, will it have any impact on set up?

Sport shocks, re-valved and re-sprung, by iShock, Current is 350# front spring and 420# rears. But still dealing with high neg camber in front, low front ride height, too stiff rear, and I just can not dial it in.

Unfortunately, I can no longer do adjustments. At a loss, and need help. I need to know from someone who knows about shocks in that does the valving have anything to do with helping the basic set (meaning reverting back to ride height, strength, resistance, etc.) on shocks, or does it only affect travel?

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I would roll the ride down too ishock...it would be the fastest way to figure it out.....or spend money on new shocks
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your height is adjusted by the preload only, you should start with getting them revalved for your specific machine and riding, when you get them back
there should be no preload in them. after you install them, you set your ride height. you should drive it a few times to break them in. then if your not happy and you have adjustable shocks, you can make the changes from there.
When I got mine revalved, I set my ride height by measuring the distance from the ground to the bottom of the car on a stock rhino. a good starting point.

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I would call Steve over at Makin Trax.... He will get you dialed in or revalved.... whatever you need he can take care of it. He is a great guy and knows shocks.

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I would call Steve over at Makin Trax.... He will get you dialed in or revalved.... whatever you need he can take care of it. He is a great guy and knows shocks.

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I was going to recommend steve, but I think tim99 is back east.
does steve travel?

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I was going to recommend steve, but I think tim99 is back east.
does steve travel?
It would be a nice ride in his Rhino.... LOL.

I am so used to everyone be here in So Cal.

He could call him and pick his brain....

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i say call steve and at least talk to him. my shocks are with him getting revalved and new springs. just see what he has to say hes a cool guy
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I was going to recommend steve, but I think tim99 is back east.
does steve travel?
San Diego. Well, San Marcos, I guess that is kind of back east.

I was pretty sure the valving was not the answer, but I'm out of options.

I'll give Steve a call, thanks you guys.

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Yes steve is closer to you than ishock he is in temecula...i will bet their is not enough rebound control in the shocks plus you may need more spring...steve will get you as close as you wan to be....
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