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BeeZee62

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Well this past week my Trooper underwent a transformation. I had a set of King shocks installed, relocated my rad, and had the front/rear diffs rebuilt and installed a new starter. Now all I have to do is tweek the suspension to match my over all riding habits. But I must admit the King shocks are an amazing upgrade! I've posted pics in my gallery. If there's anyone else with King shocks I'd like to know what your nitrogen PSI is. I've got my fronts at 160 and rears at 200 right now. I don't know how to measure the pre-load on the springs but the top of the springs on the front are 6.5 cm down and the rears are at 7.5 cm Its a much smoother ride than I'm accustomed to so I'm going to keep them there for a bit before I make any changes. I rode for about 100 kms tonight and was able to fly over rough stuff I used to have to slow down for. It was like it wasn't even there!

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BeeZee62, I had a look at the pics & it's another good looking Trooper. All the different mods that have been applied to Troopers in general look and work great. If I was you though BeeZee62 I would be thinking seat heaters and a full enclosure after looking at that snow. Nice job mate and I know you will be smiling with those King Shocks.

Cheers Mike.

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Well this past week my Trooper underwent a transformation. I had a set of King shocks installed, relocated my rad, and had the front/rear diffs rebuilt and installed a new starter. Now all I have to do is tweek the suspension to match my over all riding habits. But I must admit the King shocks are an amazing upgrade! I've posted pics in my gallery. If there's anyone else with King shocks I'd like to know what your nitrogen PSI is. I've got my fronts at 160 and rears at 200 right now. I don't know how to measure the pre-load on the springs but the top of the springs on the front are 6.5 cm down and the rears are at 7.5 cm Its a much smoother ride than I'm accustomed to so I'm going to keep them there for a bit before I make any changes. I rode for about 100 kms tonight and was able to fly over rough stuff I used to have to slow down for. It was like it wasn't even there!

I have a set of Kings, also. I ride in some really rock strewn/gravel terrain in Arizona at times so mine are set on the soft side. Front nitrogen at 100lbs and the rears at 125lbs. I've played with the spring preload and found that the best setting for me was just the way they came. Sorry I can't measure that for you at present, the buggy is kept in another state. Got to tell you though, mine rides like a caddy. Although pricy, replacing the shocks was a must for me, the stock units were just too harsh for this old back.

Enjoy

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I have a set of Kings, also. I ride in some really rock strewn/gravel terrain in Arizona at times so mine are set on the soft side. Front nitrogen at 100lbs and the rears at 125lbs. I've played with the spring preload and found that the best setting for me was just the way they came. Sorry I can't measure that for you at present, the buggy is kept in another state. Got to tell you though, mine rides like a caddy. Although pricy, replacing the shocks was a must for me, the stock units were just too harsh for this old back.

Enjoy

If you ever get a chance to measure the the spring preload please post it or shoot me a message. My shocks are extremely stiff and it is a very harsh ride going through the rocky desert.

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If you ever get a chance to measure the the spring preload please post it or shoot me a message. My shocks are extremely stiff and it is a very harsh ride going through the rocky desert.

Start with the rear first. Set them so that they have approx. 1 1/2" of sag. Jack up the rear and get a measurement of the exposed center chrome shaft, then take it off the jack and measure the exposed shaft again. Although this seems like alot I believe you will be happy with the ride. Run it over some large bumps and see how you like it, adjust from here. You should be able to run over bumps and just feel a soft movement with no abrupt or harsh movement. Make sure you run your tire pressures low, it will take a lot of the harshness out when running over fist size rocks.

Happy Trails

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