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Old 06-03-2015, 07:29 PM   #11
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It just starts to drift right or left. You have to constantly steer it.
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Old 06-03-2015, 07:39 PM   #12
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It just starts to drift right or left. You have to constantly steer it.
It might just be the tires. Mine did that for a while and drove me nuts.

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Maybe just play with the pressure and see if it changes. The strange thing was only the new Toyo 285 MT's did that on my van and when I went to Toyo 315 MT's it tracked straight and true right out of the tire shop. But it's always best to be safe and have it looked over I guess.
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Old 06-04-2015, 10:19 AM   #13
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SMB thinks it might be the standard Ford shocks. They suggested Bilstein Shocks. I have been reading about Fox Shocks. What is the general consensus about Bistein?
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Old 06-04-2015, 11:07 AM   #14
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Bilstein's are high quality, but can be spendy. Main thing is selecting the right shock for the van's set up, or having them revalved if necessary.

SMB is now using Fox Shocks as you probably know. Bajasportsmobile (on this forum) uses custom-valved Fox Shocks in his Ride Improvement Package for Quigley conversion. Everyone who has this package raves about the ride.

I have Bilstein 5160's .....they got rid of most of the wandering compared to the previous shocks (Rancho RS9000's).

Don't know if that helps....
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Old 06-04-2015, 06:03 PM   #15
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They did the 4x4 conversion before SMB did the build? Wonder if they knew what the weight of the van would be after the stuff SMB built was installed? Maybe you'll have to take it back to Quigley.
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Old 06-04-2015, 11:07 PM   #16
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As I understand it the Fox Shocks SMB sells is designed only for their 4x4 system. I installed them and I find them a bit more jarring on the pavement with speed bumps and potholes. Off road and aired down I like them. At least one other SMB Fox person raved about them so a lot might depend on the before situation. It also would be interesting to know what the internal difference is between the SMB FOX and Baja's Quigley shock is.
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Old 06-11-2015, 02:54 PM   #17
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Well , taking back o Quigly could be a problem. Im in Austin.Im going to try the Bilsteins first.
Can you tell if I posted the photo of the SMB correctly ? Im not to tech savy when it comes to this type of site.
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Can you tell if I posted the photo of the SMB correctly ? Im not to tech savy when it comes to this type of site.
Looks great.. You can link to your picture simply by copying and pasting the information below it.

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Old 06-17-2015, 09:01 AM   #19
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Taking it back to Quigley has some logistical problems. We are in Austin Texas. And he's not. We changed shocks and are going to test it.
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That's a really sweet van Idigdirt! Good luck on your suspension. I have the Agile RIP kit and it is worth the wait. If you can't get it and want it we could just swap vans.

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