Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Yuma AZ
Re: Suspension setting for XP 1000
I think that with this setup, the only true advantage that a dual rate setup would have over what we have now is you can set where the transition between the two spring rates take place. The tender spring with the lighter rate takes the small stuff like washboards ect. Then as you move farther into the travel the keeper hits the dual rate stop and the main spring takes over. So the only advantage that I can see is with the dual rate stop you can set where in the travel the transition from tender to main happens.
Now I am not entirely sure that the tender spring that is stock is truly up for the task of being a true dual rate. Most tender springs I have seen are much much longer which gives more travel in the tender before the change over to the main.
when you went dual rate, did you change your tender spring or did you keep the stock spring and just re-valve?
I tried it both ways. I am now using a true dual rate set up. I have changed out both upper and lower springs with Eibach springs. I Installed cross-over nuts. The top spring is no longer used as a tender spring, it is the primary spring.
Can you shoot a picture of your setup and what spring rates you are using for main / tender?
I was asked not to share anything as far as valving and or spring rates yet. As soon as I am finished, I will post pictures, videos and instructions. The setup is like in the XP1K video. Also, I have changed out my rear sway bar and end links. I am keeping one of my XP1000's mostly stock and the other one is my "Test" vehicle. As I get the "OK" from the different people and mfg's I am working with, I will post up everything. This thing is being set up for what I call my "Dune Gymkhana" machine. After the tune is PERFECT for the dunes, I will be removing a lot of weight and adding some forced fed HP as well as safety equipment and adding some strength to the chassis. With what we have planned, it's going to need it! With the BLM being closed, it has moved back the schedule for the filming in the dunes. I will have a huge post with everything as soon as I can spill the beans.
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