Shock Porn - Kings for the Superduty landed today.

Discussion in 'The SuperDuty Section' started by HoustonRider, Nov 23, 2011.

  1. whtrapta

    whtrapta Ostrich Wrangler

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    Is anyone else lost on that top picture? that doesn't look like a raptor
     
  2. HoustonRider

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    Its not... lol..

    Thats why I posted the thread in the SuperDuty section.


    (class dismissed). :ROFLJest:
     
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    Man those look killer. That super duty front end sure makes doing a shock swap easy.
     
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    So, after a few miles (as you can see in the pics) I noticed a bit of rubbing on the hoses on both sides.

    After spending all of Thanksgiving day installing, then having to swap rears from one side to the other because they were hitting/rubbing on frame/brake lines (remember, they were tagged wrong?), I thought to myself.. better call King again, maybe they know whats what (they did design them).

    While I was talking to them last night, I sent them a few pics and was told they would get it to one of the engineers today and get back with me.

    lol, I called em back this afternoon, and the consensus was that they were on correctly, but they are rubbing because I have bigger tires on the truck (I have the OEM tires and rims that were on the truck when I took delivery). The suggestion was that I move em around until they don't rub, or swap em (really?) from side to side, but they would get back with me today.

    King said they are installed correctly, just not sure why they are rubbing "we've sold tons of these sets (although across the US I haven't found anyone yet). I get an email from King about 7pm, and they suggested swapping the fronts.

    What started out as a simple shock swap, turned into a full day for the rears, and (when I get time to do it again) do the fronts again.

    I'll keep ya posted..... I have to update this thread on 6 SuperDuty forums I post on tomorrow when I get a chance... lots of guys waiting to pull the trigger based on my feedback.
     
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    Sorry for the delay, I had a few setbacks with King. Long story short, the rubbing (see pics) was largely due to the shocks being labeled wrong (they were labeled driver/passenger), and after a few conversations with King, they decided that there is no "right way" to just try em until they fit and don't rub (seriously). King was gracious enough to send me their cool N2 shock manifold, so I could get the right pressure (200psi) back in the shocks. (I decided to let the N2 out and do em at ride height, for ease).

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    I finally got around to getting the fronts swapped. After I spent some time looking for a quick/easy N2 setup for a while, but realized that wasn't happening, so I found a place that would pressurize em for me again and swapped em this morning.

    I loosened the driver side shock and tested the King Manifold gauge to see what they were set at. The gauge showed 0 psi (yes, zero). So pulling it off was pretty easy. lol. this is how it came off.... flat as a pancake. I have no idea why there was no pressure, and so far, pressure is holding fine now.

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    I forgot to check the other side before I pulled it, but it had enough pressure that I had to let it out to get the shock off. Swapping these shocks without any pressure on them is pretty easy to do. Takes about a minute or two per side to pull em off.

    I swapped em so the hoses were closer to the springs, and I think that was the ticket (King, please fire the "tag guy"). No more rubbing (as far as I can tell). I took it to a shop here in Corpus to get the N2 pumped back in em, and he did the best he could (kinda guessing) and estimated (lol) 200psi in the shocks. I got em home and put the manifold on it and they show about 175 psi in each shock. So he was wrong, but consistent. lol. I seriously have to get my own N2 setup. I hate half-assed anything.

    So heres the left shock ready to go again.. lol

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    The ride? still tuning it. I have the rears at the softest setting (there is 20 settings on each shock), and the fronts on #1. I like it firm up front, but not too much. Its going to take a while to get it like I want it.

    This setup reminds me of my Raptor. ITs not too noticeable on the everyday ride, but when its moving fast or hits bumps hard/fast, these shocks absorb it all. If you're driving over speed bumps or slow through a bumpy road, its not a good ride (like stock). But when you are moving quick, it absorbs the hits very well. Like the Raptor, the faster you go, the softer the ride gets. lol

    I'll keep up with updates as they come about.
     
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    I crawled under the truck again this afternoon, to double check the rears and fronts and make sure everything was still good to go.

    I noticed one of the resi's in the rear getting too close to the frame, so I loosened the hose clamps holding the resi's on the shock body and slid the resi around a bit, then snugged it all back up.

    I decided to bump the adjusters up a bit, and it was a GOOD THING! The rears were on the lowest (or #1), and I bumped em to #4.

    I slid up to the front and bumped the fronts up to #3 (they were on #1).

    I was concerned that bumping em up too much would make the ride harsh, but its anything but. Most of the bumps (small ones) have disappeared, and the whole truck feels more nimble and doesn't sway at all. Man, I like it.

    I think I'll drive it a bit like this tomorrow and see what happens when I bump em up a few more notches.

    I"m diggin these shocks, big time.
     
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    Reviving (trying to) a dead thread. OP, if you're still around, whatever happened to this SD and the King shocks?
     
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    Jesus. That was a long time ago. That SD is long gone. Been thru 3 of em since then.

    Actually right now I have a 17 F350 DRW with Carli/Fox. my RZR has Kings tho. I’m thinkin about a Raptor again. Haven’t logged in in a looong time.


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