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I have aftermarket springs and adjustments done to my car already, my LSC and HSC are just about maxed out and I bottom out the rear occasionally. (driving height is like 17-18", with the front 1" higher) I drive hard so it happens a few times per trip, and hard once just about every trip.
I don't expect to completely get rid of this issue because I like the thought of using all of my travel, but Can I lower my rear crossover's to decrease my chance of bottoming out in g-outs/drops/big whoops? Theoretically it makes sense in my head, but I have never seen someone adjust them for that reason.
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Every car bottoms every once in awhile in the big g-outs or whoops. Doubt anything can be done.
 

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Not the answer I was hoping for haha. It is what it is then, I just don’t want to smash the rear of the frame.
I guess that’d give me an excuse to buy a bada$$ chassis though 🙄
 

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Not the answer I was hoping for haha. It is what it is then, I just don’t want to smash the rear of the frame.
I guess that’d give me an excuse to buy a bada$$ chassis though 🙄
Yeah, I've bottomed a couple of times a season where I've basically felt it in my spine! I'm like so much for spending all that money on springs / valving, LOL. But without shock work, it would be 100 times worse.
 

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Without new springs and tuning all you can really do is adjust the top out sooner on the secondary spring and transfer to the main. Doesn’t help with bottom out but would give you more clearance to the ground.
 

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I haven’t done valving yet so I’m sure that’s part of it.. I’ve just dumped so much money into it this year already.
But for now it looks like it’s appreciating, so I’ll just keep telling myself it’s an investment 😂
 

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The crossover position can definitely help prevent bottoming out up to the point that the main spring is overloaded and no longer able to hold the car up. The closer (lower) the crossovers are to the main spring the sooner the rate changes (increases). The sooner the rate increases the sooner the shock starts to resist the load giving it more time to slow down the shock travel before bottom out. The downside is a rougher ride on smaller hits. Best to adjust them so you get a comfortable ride most of the time on the terrain you ride. Good luck.
 

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I haven’t done valving yet so I’m sure that’s part of it.. I’ve just dumped so much money into it this year already.
But for now it looks like it’s appreciating, so I’ll just keep telling myself it’s an investment 😂
Definitely get the valving done when your budget allows it.
 

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Spring crossover adjustment will help a little for bottoming out but your biggest adjustment is in the high speed compression damping. Sounds like you need some damping changes. If you have the low speed comp damping turned in almost all the way your ride through the chop will be harsh, the squat under acceleration will be limited which will hurt your drive forward and will do almost nothing to help with bottoming out.
 
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