Good to know... I'm running a 2" bump stop & thinking I can space down these shocks safely .5" or so to get to a 27" extension that I want. These will be my next rear shock. I have a set of the XL9000 shock but they are to soft even on #9 for me.Hey there @GW Nugget - Sorry, missed your request from last weekend (original post had a typo in my user name - NorCal97, not NorCal).
Ya, I was in the same boat when contemplating shocks. Now, about 1.5 years into the TD 9-way adjustables, I'm still real pleased. They fill a big hole between the basic OME stuff and the high-end stuff. I was tempted to spring for something fancier, but there was (is?) nothing even remotely close in price for the given features and performance. Bang-for-buck, a huge win.
To your question, the compression and rebound are not independently adjustable...one knob to tweak both. The difference between low and high is significant, and it's easy to find a good setting. I run #5-6 unloaded around town (slightly on the firm side, even w/belly skids, sliders, F&R bumpers, and winch). When heavily loaded for a week in the desert with my family of 4, I'll run at about #7-8 on the highway, then down to about #6 for cushy high-speed trail travel. Adjustments are easy and literally take seconds.
I have not found issues with the 1.25 bump stops, but consider that I have a 1" body lift and have ditched the stupid flares. I don't recall the length/travel, but Jason @TRAIL TAILOR can elaborate.
To the previous post by @DMD08: I had the same shock vs. weld interference issue on one side of the axle. I just took a Dremel to the offending part of the shock pin mount (removed very little material), and problem solved.