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Old 09-17-2017, 07:03 PM
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Didnt the info say they were 10 way adj? my assumption is the valving should control fluid flow but even on lower setting they're still too stiff? Whats the spring rate on the coils and the leafs? Softer springs would be more acceptable options depending on load-out and vehicle weight and then the stiffer shocks would be there for control factors of the ride, NOT the ride if that makes sense.
My understanding was that the valving was fixed from the factory (not sure if this is what you meant or not). They offer two valving options in the 12" travel 5125s, each is a separate part #.

I 'm the first one to admit that I am far from a shock expert. However, most of the information I've read says that valving, even on high end shocks, makes all the difference in the world when it comes to ride quality. I've also read some conflicting information on whether the 255/70 valving is the better fit for this application.
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Old 09-20-2017, 09:40 AM
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Looking for some feedback on them in the 255/70 valving. I've seen a few comments, including Vista's, that they're a little stiff in that valving.

For future reference, I gave Bilstein a call and spoke to a rep. regarding the valving options. They recommended the 255/70 for our application.
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Old 09-20-2017, 09:09 PM
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My understanding was that the valving was fixed from the factory (not sure if this is what you meant or not). They offer two valving options in the 12" travel 5125s, each is a separate part #.

I 'm the first one to admit that I am far from a shock expert. However, most of the information I've read says that valving, even on high end shocks, makes all the difference in the world when it comes to ride quality. I've also read some conflicting information on whether the 255/70 valving is the better fit for this application.

well in truth, I am relying on my past experiences and personal references within the "import" car aspects. So in trucks I may be way off as far as valving or other things related.

When I was doing my autocross EG Hatch, I used forever it seemed KYB AGX which like bilstien had specific valving which controlled flow via an adjustment which for the above stated vehicle was only a 4 way, vs say the Integra 94+ having 8 way.

Setting 4 being the stiffest was like a super ball, setting 1.. HAhaha Well setting one was so soft it could make the X-wife throw up in a map pocket within 3.25 miles. Needless to say she hated my track toy.

I would assume similar for Bilstiens unless otherwise different.
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Old 09-23-2017, 01:16 PM
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well in truth, I am relying on my past experiences and personal references within the "import" car aspects. So in trucks I may be way off as far as valving or other things related. When I was doing my autocross EG Hatch, I used forever it seemed KYB AGX which like bilstien had specific valving which controlled flow via an adjustment which for the above stated vehicle was only a 4 way, vs say the Integra 94+ having 8 way. Setting 4 being the stiffest was like a super ball, setting 1.. HAhaha Well setting one was so soft it could make the X-wife throw up in a map pocket within 3.25 miles. Needless to say she hated my track toy. I would assume similar for Bilstiens unless otherwise different.

Ohhhhh. Ok, I know what you were referring to now. The 5125s are non-adjustable in that regard.
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Soooo whats adjustable on them then?
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Soooo whats adjustable on them then?

Nothing. My comment may have been misleading. Lol.
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