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Live Valve delete ride quality

Discussion in 'Ford Raptor Suspension Discussion and Modification' started by MattACK, Aug 31, 2020.

  1. MattACK

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    Good deal. Looking forward to hearing your results.
     
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    Looking forward to hearing. I am doing the SVC CAS with the new live valves and putting Icon Leafs on rear so really adding some variables.
     
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    Well all complete @NEOGARAGE
    Put on 2019 Live valve shocks using RPG delete kit. Big thanks to Roman at NEO's for the install and expertise. Oh and he's just a cool guy to work with! I have just under 50K on my truck the shocks were doing the nose dive/acceleration rise and sway in the turns. After changing over to the new live valves we also added the SVC CAS at 1" and 1-1/8''(driver side to account for it being a tad lower). We would have gone higher but the ICON RXT kit was a no show for install, Ill do that later myself. Ultimately we gained 1" in the front with lots more room to go up and match the rear leaf spring kit rise. Surprisingly in the rear we gained 1/2"from the shock install and the truck was dead level. I believe my rear leaf springs were pretty much done the rear sat at least an 1" lower than it would new. I haven't taken any measurements after the long drive home but I will this week. I love the ride its firmer but in a new vehicle, tight suspension sort of way. No sway, nose dive etc. Highly recommend the swap.
    DISCLAIMER: I just woke up and wrote this excuse any typos!
     
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    Thank you bro! Glad you’re loving it. A new suspension always makes a truck a whole lot better!
     
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    When you installed the delete kit, did you do a teardown of the shock and reassemble, or did you just do a bleed procedure?
     
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    I don't understand the purpose of the RPG delete kit. If the shocks default to full stiff with no signal isn't it the same whether or not you do the delete? Sorry if this is a dumb question but I am trying to decide if some Live Valve take-offs would be worth the money.
     
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    The delete kit removes the needle valve that restricts the fluid flow to the reservoir. This needle valve is normally closed when it isn't powered, which is what makes them go to full stiffness. Removing the needle valve solves the issue and allows fluid to flow freely like the older shocks.
     
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    Thanks for the explanation. So if you remove the needle valve does that result in the shock running "full soft" all the time?
     
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    I think that makes sense.
     
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    No, just removed the magnet portion and pressurized.
     

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