The point, adjustable suspension is a good thing, written guides, are only that a guide, starting point, as is advise from bike shops, magazines and websites. What is right for one person, is not right for another.
Absolutely. But your settings are WAY, WAY outside any sort of sensible range. The idea is to start at the recommendations and then tweak (as in "adjust very slightly") to your preferences.
How much static sag are you getting with 300psi in your shock?
I mean, it's your bike and your business if you want to essentially haul completely ineffective suspension around the countryside. We're just trying to help. Believe it or not, some people here have considerable knowledge and experience of this stuff...
As Fox suggest approx 1.1cm/0.44" (For a 7.25"/18.41cm eye to eye, with Shock Travel 1.75"/4.4cm).
Even then, it's only a guide. It's nice to have the adjustability, isn't it.
Look at this way, on rear coil suspension, what you going to do, measure how much a spring compresses? Ok coil adjustments are more simple, turn one way for HARDER, turn the other way for SOFTER.
Giant Trance x1 ~ 2008