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you're on a ranger forum...nobody cares dude. Toyota pickups are inferior as ---- to American made pickups. The aftermarket support is nice

Was googling **** and here's a pick of hte yota setup, I don't like the top of the shock though..

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how is it looking in terms of making this next run a go?
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I think he's already ordered them..I haven't really paid attention for a week haha
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Yes, the run is a go. The shop already ordered the stock a week ago, and gave me a delivery time of around Dec 8th, which would put the time for me to be able to ship around Christmas. Since my work shuts down that week, I will have plenty of time to pack and ship, so that should work out well. I'll update the thread as progress is made.
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ME00Stepside,

You should let us know: how many prepaid, how many kits are being made. I'm just kind of wondering as a statistical thing. I need to look into buying the coilovers now!
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Im not going to lie im a bit excited for this, anyone have suggestions on springs, ive decided to get the fox coilovers, just wouldnt mind some silver colored springs? i looked at ebaich or however its spelled but didnt have much luck can someone give a good link to some?
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...just wouldnt mind some silver colored springs? i looked at ebaich or however its spelled but didnt have much luck can someone give a good link to some?
Any basic google search should have pulled them up - It's just a pretty basic 2.5" ID spring in the rate of your choosing.

Off Road Warehouse: Off Road Warehouse - Racing Parts Coil-over Springs Eibach Racing Springs
Offroad Engineering: 2.5" I.D. Coil Over Springs
Race Ready: Race Ready > Eibach 25 Id Coil Springs
Summit Racing: Eibach Coil-Over Springs - Silver powdercoated Spring Finish - SummitRacing.com
Sand Parts: http://www.sandparts.com/servlet/Cat....+Coil+spring.
Poly Performance: Poly Performance JEEP/TRUCK & BUGGY :: Suspension :: Springs :: Eibach Coil Springs :: 2.50" ID Coil Springs - 4X4 Off-Road Parts, JK Synergy Suspension Systems, Fox Racing Shox, Beard, CNC Brakes, Johnny JointsŪ, Currie Enterprises, Edelbrock, Pit B

Just to name a few....


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Paid! Now to start shopping for coil overs :D

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Any basic google search should have pulled them up - It's just a pretty basic 2.5" ID spring in the rate of your choosing.

Off Road Warehouse: Off Road Warehouse - Racing Parts Coil-over Springs Eibach Racing Springs
Offroad Engineering: 2.5" I.D. Coil Over Springs
Race Ready: Race Ready > Eibach 25 Id Coil Springs
Summit Racing: Eibach Coil-Over Springs - Silver powdercoated Spring Finish - SummitRacing.com
Sand Parts: Shocks:Eibach Springs:Eibach ERS 10" long 2.5" I.D. Coil spring. | Sand Parts - Dune Buggy and Sand Rail Parts
Poly Performance: Poly Performance JEEP/TRUCK & BUGGY :: Suspension :: Springs :: Eibach Coil Springs :: 2.50" ID Coil Springs - 4X4 Off-Road Parts, JK Synergy Suspension Systems, Fox Racing Shox, Beard, CNC Brakes, Johnny JointsŪ, Currie Enterprises, Edelbrock, Pit B

Just to name a few....
Thanks for the links!
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So I've been trying to get my parts list going and have been doing some research and found this on page 11.

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Stock Height Truck (Need to confirm, but this is the obvious setup based on the above working - and knowing that people have installed Fox CO's on stock setup's before):
  • Fox Shocks 2.0" X 5" Emulsion Coil-over #980-04-000-A (Black Body w/ Upgraded Chrome Finish) = Qty of 2
  • Fox "Long Rod Ends" are part #213-01-138-A (Series 2.0 w/ 5/8" Shaft) = Qty of 2.
  • Fox 1/2" Spacer #213-18-009-A = Qty of 8 (Assumes usage of Brackets w/ 1.5" inner dimension)
  • Eibach ERS 10" long 2.5" I.D. Coil spring - Spring Rate: 750lb = Qty of 2
You also said that they should tune the shocks for you? Is that only if you order through Fox or is it any website? I was going to get this one but if they don't tune it I'll go to Fox

Poly Performance JEEP/TRUCK & BUGGY-::-Shocks & Accessories-::-Shocks-::-Fox Racing Shox-::-Fox 2.0"-::-Fox 2.0 Coilover Emulsion Shock, 5/8" Shaft - 4X4 Off-Road Parts, JK Synergy Suspension Systems, Fox Racing Shox, Beard, CNC Brakes, Johnny Joints

I am having trouble finding "Long Rod Ends" What exactly do they do? I can't find the exact size you posted. I found this but I'm not sure what it is.

http://www.offroad-engineering.com/213-01-138-a.html

As for spacers, these will work correct? Never knew spacers were so expensive...

Teraflex 1/2 In. Front Spacer-Pair (07-12 Wrangler JK) 1953100-2 - Free Shipping!

And I will research more on the spring rate I want. 650 - 750 lbs seems to be the most popular.
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You also said that they should tune the shocks for you? Is that only if you order through Fox or is it any website?
Any real Fox dealer worth a damn should set them up the way you need them based on your specific vehicle. Somewhere in this thread I have talked about it multiple times. Due to the high degree of customization these performance items allow for - there is really no such thing as a standard "off the shelf" Fox setup.

It's all in the valving...you can make a performance shock act entirely different depending on the valving.



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I was going to get this one but if they don't tune it I'll go to Fox.
I wouldn't use a generic online 'shopping cart' to purchase the actual coilovers (See above for why). You really should call and talk with a dealer directly (not a 'phone sales' employee either). I worked with Downsouth Motorsports for my Fox stuff. Sonny (The Owner) has a great reputation in the offroad & race community. He asked me all sorts of questions about how I would use everything - from exactly what it was going on, to what type of offroading environments it would see (rock,desert, mud etc), percentage onroad versus offroad etc.

Like I have said before, if they don't ask about how you will use your truck...don't buy from them, because they aren't looking out for you past the actual sale itself.



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I am having trouble finding "Long Rod Ends" What exactly do they do?
They raise the bottom of the shock body above your CV boot & axle to prevent rubbing. You really need all the room you can get down there between the CV boot and the coilover body/spring to prevent rubbing.

They are also known as "extended lower-eyelets".

Stock Fox brand coilover's come with a shorter version normally...these would take the place of them. If I remember correctly, you want one that is 3.75" to the center of the eye.



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I can't find the exact size you posted.
As I explained on page #32 of this same thread (The direct link is here: coilover brackets), I had a typo in one of my previous post from like 2010 and the part number should have actually been: 213-01-238-A (assuming you use a Fox coilover with a 5/8" shaft). I can't edit the post because even when I first noticed it last year, it was already too late and the post is 'locked'.

In this picture the long rod end (aka - extended eyelet) is installed on the bottom of my spare coilvers and the standard Fox eyelet's are shown loose:


Here is a picture from someone's truck that show's pretty clearly why you need an extended eyelet:




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As for spacers, these will work correct?
Nope.

There are two different sets of spacers needed. A top spacer that goes between the coil bucket and the upper bracket (top only - 1 needed for each side) and another series of 'side to side' spacers that fill up the gap between the eyelet of the coilover and the bracket (top & bottom - 4 needed for each side).

However, the kit's that ME00Stepside is selling seems to include all the spacers needed.

Top Spacer Example:



Side to Side Spacer Example:






I know it can take some time reading over every page of this thread...but all of this information is out there. Between the thread we are in and this other one: Coil-over sadness/madness I know all of this has been discussed and explained in the past.

I know this is the case -- because I have typed a fair amount of it out over the years to try to help multiple people out! LOL

PS - If anyone is interested in a brand new (never installed) set of the real & original RCD coilover brackets - complete w/ hardware, Eibach Springs and/or Fox Coilovers for a stock height truck send me a PM. The person I had arranged to sell everything to - backed out. All items are brand new & never installed, and I don't really need them anymore since I went with the full RCD suspension lift.
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