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post #1 of 4 Old May 8th, 2017, 05:51 PM Thread Starter
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Alright just want to thank everyone in advance for there help!

I have spent days reading about what I should do to my factory xp 1000 shocks, and I am thoroughly confused at this point lol. I have a 2016 xp 1000, I get to the dunes twice a year, and I mostly cruise gravel roads. I also do some trail riding. I absolutely hate when I jump this thing it nose dives, I have adjusted my compression and pre load on the shocks with hardly any improvement. My biggest issue is my budget I am very tight on toy funds right now but I need to do something to improve the handling/ ride/ and nose diving. What eibach springs do I need for the front? Or will doing the Shock Therypast stage 2 spring kit be enough? Can I use both? I really would like to keep the upgrade under 500 bucks.

Again thank you all for your help, and sorry for asking this question as it seems its brought up a lot.

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post #2 of 4 Old May 8th, 2017, 06:20 PM
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Give shock therapy a call and just talk over from minimal needs to the next step for each stage and cost.
Getting the internals done and adding the cross over nuts with new tender springs work very well as a first step.
Adding the stiffer sway bar with less play in the joints could be a nice to have on a budget.
just as replacing the main springs could be unless you have added accessories-weight then it could require stiffer main springs too.

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Springs will be mostly a waste without valving. Nose diving is common when you hit a jump that has a face length that is shorter than your wheelbase.

Small and steep is a recipe for a front flippy. No lifting until all four are airborne, find a big roller in the dunes with a downhill landing. Stock MIGHT fly right if you find the right jump. The little choppy stuff that looks easy to jump off is really fun, once you have the valving right the car flies much better.

Btw, stock front arms and ball joints do not like jumping. At all. I don't know how mech savvy you are but go out and take a look at the rear radius rods, in stock form, they are the toothpicks that keep your rear wheel from folding up and over the axle when you land a sweet jump.... it would cost more than your shock budget to replace all the shit that breaks when you bend a radius rod.

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post #4 of 4 Old May 8th, 2017, 07:30 PM
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Good luck. I've spent the last few days shooting emails and speaking on the phone with 3 of the more popular choices on this forum. And all 3 of them have a fairly different approach at improving your ride quality. I'd like to get the best ride possible for my money, but it's a bit confusing that they all have a different approach to get there. Still trying to decide where to spend my money.
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