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I’m sure there are a lot of people out there wondering if they should spend the money on suspension upgrades on their Talons. I know I did for several weeks if not months. Well I finally pulled the trigger and ordered the Shock Therapy spring upgrades. I tossed around the idea of getting the entire suspension upgrade, but do to the cost I decided to do it in stages. Last weekend I had my first trip with the new springs.
Here are my thoughts.
At low speeds in the washes I didn’t notice a big difference if any. And by low speeds I mean 5-10 mph. As speeds pick up is when you really start to notice. In the whoops I immediately notice the rear end was not bucking at all. I could hit the whoops at maybe 25 MPH and the car felt very stable. I never bottomed out and never felt the jarring I was so used to feeling.
On flat roads I would cross a small washed out area and the shocks just soaked it up.
When rock crawling, I feel like I had more articulation and thus more stability.
If you have ever been to Truck Haven, you know that some of the hill climbs are very rutted from the jeeps. I did drag bottom a lot but I credit that more to the ruts than anything else.
I think I spent about $600 on the springs. The main take-a-way is you will feel a difference when rock crawling and on the trails above 15 MPH. Cruising at 30-35 is awesome. Above that its really nice.
I think the money was very well spent. I probably won’t bother getting the shock tuning because Im pretty happy with it the way it is. Maybe some fine tuning, but suggested settings work pretty darn well.
I would absolutely recommend this upgrade to anyone on the fence.
 

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I’m sure there are a lot of people out there wondering if they should spend the money on suspension upgrades on their Talons. I know I did for several weeks if not months. Well I finally pulled the trigger and ordered the Shock Therapy spring upgrades. I tossed around the idea of getting the entire suspension upgrade, but do to the cost I decided to do it in stages. Last weekend I had my first trip with the new springs.
Here are my thoughts.
At low speeds in the washes I didn’t notice a big difference if any. And by low speeds I mean 5-10 mph. As speeds pick up is when you really start to notice. In the whoops I immediately notice the rear end was not bucking at all. I could hit the whoops at maybe 25 MPH and the car felt very stable. I never bottomed out and never felt the jarring I was so used to feeling.
On flat roads I would cross a small washed out area and the shocks just soaked it up.
When rock crawling, I feel like I had more articulation and thus more stability.
If you have ever been to Truck Haven, you know that some of the hill climbs are very rutted from the jeeps. I did drag bottom a lot but I credit that more to the ruts than anything else.
I think I spent about $600 on the springs. The main take-a-way is you will feel a difference when rock crawling and on the trails above 15 MPH. Cruising at 30-35 is awesome. Above that its really nice.
I think the money was very well spent. I probably won’t bother getting the shock tuning because Im pretty happy with it the way it is. Maybe some fine tuning, but suggested settings work pretty darn well.
I would absolutely recommend this upgrade to anyone on the fence.
I now have a very gently used (maybe 250 miles) set of Shock Therapy if anyone is interested. Just PM me for price and shipping.
 

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I’m sure there are a lot of people out there ondering if they should spend the money on suspension upgrades on their Talons. I know I did for several weeks if not months. Well I finally pulled the trigger and ordered the Shock Therapy spring upgrades. I tossed around the idea of getting the entire suspension upgrade, but do to the cost I decided to do it in stages. Last weekend I had my first trip with the new springs.
Here are my thoughts.
At low speeds in the washes I didn’t notice a big difference if any. And by low speeds I mean 5-10 mph. As speeds pick up is when you really start to notice. In the whoops I immediately notice the rear end was not bucking at all. I could hit the whoops at maybe 25 MPH and the car felt very stable. I never bottomed out and never felt the jarring I was so used to feeling.
On flat roads I would cross a small washed out area and the shocks just soaked it up.
When rock crawling, I feel like I had more articulation and thus more stability.
If you have ever been to Truck Haven, you know that some of the hill climbs are very rutted from the jeeps. I did drag bottom a lot but I credit that more to the ruts than anything else.
I think I spent about $600 on the springs. The main take-a-way is you will feel a difference when rock crawling and on the trails above 15 MPH. Cruising at 30-35 is awesome. Above that its really nice.
I think the money was very well spent. I probably won’t bother getting the shock tuning because Im pretty happy with it the way it is. Maybe some fine tuning, but suggested settings work pretty darn well.
I would absolutely recommend this upgrade to anyone on the fence.
If you like the springs you will love revalved by ST. Almost completely eliminates the teeth jarring chatter on washboard. Extra cost was worth it to me. I also did the springs first.
 

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Anybody measure the fully loaded ride height before and after replacing oem springs? Am thinking about duplicating the ride height (sag) you get with shock therapy springs by adjusting the oem tensioners and seeing how that feels - assuming that the shock therapy springs give you a reduced fully loaded ride height.
 

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Anybody measure the fully loaded ride height before and after replacing oem springs? Am thinking about duplicating the ride height (sag) you get with shock therapy springs by adjusting the oem tensioners and seeing how that feels - assuming that the shock therapy springs give you a reduced fully loaded ride height.
ST recommends these ride height starting points after installing their springs....

X is 13" Front and 12.5" Rear
R is 13.5" Front and 13" Rear

Basically stock height in the rear and 1/2" higher than stock in the front.

If you have an R, the best thing you can do is back off the crossovers, they engage way to soon and cause a rougher ride.
 
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