We get a decent discount at work from Fastenal. The only other place I've found it in long bars was on Mcmaster for a somewhat decent price. I purchased a 1m segment and just cut out 7.5" sections with my bandsaw and ground down the edges.
How can a non position sensitive shock be progressive or digressive?Thanks java!
Here's another minor suspension update...
For two months now I've been running Bilstein 5125 (P/N 33-185552) rear shocks with 255/70 valving. The valving in these are digressive, which I was hoping would match the front Radflo coilovers better than the old hydraulic BDS white-body shocks I had.
Based on my experiences, they perform wonderfully off road. The digressive valving really keeps it smooth while traveling over bumpy terrain at speed. However, in my opinion, they need more damping for road driving. Its not severe, but I do notice a bit of a bob in the rear over certain bumps. Its not bad enough that I will go out and replace these prematurely, but next time I buy shocks, I will be looking for something with valving above the 255/70 range. I see that Bilstein has a few higher options available, possibly the 5165 series with remote reservoirs P/Ns 25-177503 (24.4") or 25-187724 (27.4") with 360/80 valving (this is the only reason to get into the 5160 series, because the 5125 series does not have valving in the desired higher range).
I used a submersible pump made by Rule. Not sure if I'd do it again, but it worked well for 3 years. I'm toying with other ideas now, since it seems the pump died. I'm looking into pressurizing a tank with air pressure for the next version, but for short trips, I've been happy with water bottles.James, perhaps I missed it someplace in this thread. What pump are you using for the water container?
I don't think it has to be position sensitive at all. It just has to have a deflecting portion of the valve that changes its geometry based on oil pressure.How can a non position sensitive shock be progressive or digressive?