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Old 05-20-2013
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Thanks mike, is that how long it took you?
I did it in 3 steps. First I installed the brackets and just the shocks. Then went to a friends to weld on the braces. Then home to install the coils modify the bumpstops and remove the torsion bars. Probably 6 hours or so of labor.

I ran into the same issue with the spacers and had to grind them down substantially to fit. I also had to clearance the bolt holes for the coil mounts do get the bolts to fit through.

It takes time and it depends on what road blocks you run into.
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Everyone buying this kit needs to read this.

After looking at Morris's build the shock tower gussets provided in this kit are not long enough, the gussets need to run all the way to the frame.

Gussets only welded to the shock tower will not do anything, the point of tying it to the frame is to counteract the up and backward pushing of the coilover.

If you have already installed this kit take a look to make sure the gussets are going to the frame.
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Everyone buying this kit needs to read this.

After looking at Morris's build the shock tower gussets provided in this kit are not long enough, the gussets need to run all the way to the frame.
****Another member who bought the kit noted that the gussets are long enough, Morris's were just welded in the wrong place****

Gussets only welded to the shock tower will not do anything, the point of tying it to the frame is to counteract the up and backward pushing of the coilover.

If you have already installed this kit take a look to make sure the gussets are going to the frame.

EDIT: I amended the previous statement about them being too short, they are in fact long enough, as long as you make sure when they are welded they go from the shock tower to the frame.


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Alright guys, lets see if we can get a new list started for these brackets. I have been reading up on this thread and all I can think about is getting rid of my t bars.

c.obrien - powdercoated please
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I may need to back out. So instead of putting ME00Stepside into a bind, someone can take my powder coated set if wanted.
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ill take them if still avail.
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rangersport07, message me and I can give you the info.
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OK guys, the parts are at the powdercoater, and I should have them back at the end of next week. Here's the current list:

Round 4:

SteelDirigible - Powdercoated - paid
RLong31 - Powdercoated
Brandon22685 - Powdercoated - paid
FFBill - Raw
Jatha05 - Raw - paid
bigmoon - Powdercoated - paid
moonliteshawn - Powdercoated - paid
tylerbird - Raw
ecrase2500 - Powdercoated - paid
Jared152 - Powdercoated

If you haven't paid yet, please send to me ASAP.

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ill take them if still avail.
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rangersport07, message me and I can give you the info.
Brandon, if he is paying you, simply send me a PM or email confirming this, so I know that you're releasing your set to him.

Rangersport, PM me your shipping info so that I have it.


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I PM'd you ME00Stepside if I can get in on this still?
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ME00Stepside, I will do.
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Moneypit, c.obrien has started another list. If you want to get on that, add your username and raw or powdercoated. I'll make another batch soon.
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I PM'd you ME00Stepside if I can get in on this still?
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Alright guys, lets see if we can get a new list started for these brackets. I have been reading up on this thread and all I can think about is getting rid of my t bars.

c.obrien - powdercoated please
Here's the pricing for anyone who missed it a few pages back:

Kit with powdercoated brackets: $290
Kit with raw brackets: $270

Shipping:
$17 US
$46 Canada

Kit includes:
4 brackets (2 upper, 2 lower)
4 gussets to reinforce shock tower
2 shock tower spacers for upper mounts
8 rod end spacers (for 1/2" wide rod ends--like Fox)
All hardware to install--grade 8 zinc plated


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c.obrien - powdercoated
moneypit - ??


To add your name to the list, simply copy and paste the list to your post and add your name and finish.
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This is awesome I've wanted to do this since 2007!

Round 5:

c.obrien - powdercoated
moneypit - powdercoated

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c.obrien - powdercoated
moneypit - powdercoated
bilzy7 - powdercoated

I need to ditch these clinking tbars and would love for this to be successful. Stupid question to avoid 19 pages of read: is there a minimum amount of buyers to get this price?
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There is no real minimum for pricing, but I like to get at least five committed before moving forward on another batch.
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I think I'm gonna have to back out, some unexpected expenses just came up. I was going to buy the powercoated set that Brandon spoke for, but I can't now. I guess one of you 3 should contact Brandon and pay him and take his set.

Sorry guys wish I could but life gets in the way again
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Well I'm in no matter what.
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Ok, so reading through about 30+ of the 61 pages... I think stock height explorer (I have my tbars cranked 2-3 inches), that I will go with... Ughhh still confused haha. 650lb 10 inch, or 500lb 12 inch... Decisions Decisions...

When we have enough people I'll PM about payment. If I have to use a PayPal account I'm screwed. I can still make a payment by edit to a PayPal, but am not allowed to have myown PayPal only account. Long story... F PayPal..
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I'll stay in for the new run so we can hopefully get to that 5ct.
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Bilzy7 won't you get more travel out of the 10" since you're stock height? When compressed the spring would be shorter and on the shorter shock you would be using I would think the 12" spring compressed is longer and wouldn't allow you the travel the 10" would for your truck.

I don't know for certain that's just off the top of my head but its something to think about I guess.
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No, it sounds correct. Just like twisting the torsion bars it kills up travel. I just have to do some more reading between 10" 600/650/700lb springs.
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im going 700lb springs with the 4.0ohv and 33x12.5 tires and i've got a winch / brush guard if that helps u decide as far as weights of equipment on the springs.
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My powder coated set is still up for grabs however wants them. Just PM me.
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I'm really tempted despite what I said eariler...
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