thanks Mike...heres an odd thing. I added preload to the driver front and rear. The rears i cranked all the way down til i had about 1/4 inch left til the bottom on the adjusting housing. I tried the same thing on the other rear and for some reason the whole thing turned, the adjuster and the chrome threaded part...i sat there pounding that adjuster for 30 mins before i realized the whole body was turning. I have never seen that before......I had to put a pipe wrench on it to finally get the ring turned,...man...those shocks are crap cheapola...those fox shox are looknig better all the time..at least i got 9.5 inches of clearance back in the rear....whew..