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Old 09-05-2013
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All the information is there. Just keep going through the pages, start at the back.
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Yes, it is a lot of info to go through, but I would still recommend going through it. This is not a small or cheap project and you can get through it in about an hour if you skip the chit chat.

That said, I had begun working on a project of gathering all the relevant info and putting it into one document to be read all in one place without extra chat. However, I haven't finished it, as I haven't done my install and just in general havent had time to add to it. If you want to see what I have so far, there is a link in my sig to the pdf which has most of the info you are looking for. Hope that helps.
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Yes, it is a lot of info to go through, but I would still recommend going through it. This is not a small or cheap project and you can get through it in about an hour if you skip the chit chat.

That said, I had begun working on a project of gathering all the relevant info and putting it into one document to be read all in one place without extra chat. However, I haven't finished it, as I haven't done my install and just in general havent had time to add to it. If you want to see what I have so far, there is a link in my sig to the pdf which has most of the info you are looking for. Hope that helps.
I hope you dont mind but i forwarded your pdf to king shocks to assist on my shocks building
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Im glad i got the secknd to last kits. Lucky i didnt even have to wait for mine to be made. Shawn you get pics of your coilovers? I have to get foa to start making mine or order yours by next friday. Ill be running two weeks behind then on this project. Im installing a superlift and skyjacker rear leafs at the same time. Anybody who doesnt have this kit, its worth waiting for, very well made and high quality.
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Got my brackets today, gonna clean em up and try to clear coat them. Thanks shawn
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FYI guys, the last set is gone. I'm taking a break from these for a few months to catch up on some other projects, but I will plan on running a new batch around the first of the year.

As always, pics of installed units appreciated!

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perfect. should be about the time im ready for mine! as well as some real world feedback from several members.
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I talked with JD and he said the 6 travel with 3 rod ends would be fine compared to foxs 6.5 and 4.488 rod ends. Yall think I should have them make a set of rod ensa that are about 4.5 long like foxs, or add in the .5 that foas are shorter than foxs for a length of 4.488+.5 so a total of 4.988 long rod ends? Or do you I think I will have a problem with the 6 inch travel with 3 inch extension rod ?
Just for everyone here, when you are comparing different shocks to see if they will fit, don't simply compare the travel. That doesn't really tell you fitment. You need to look at the eye-eye (bearing-bearing or bushing-bushing) centers, collapsed length and extended length. Then compare the difference in the extended rod ends to the stock ones. You need to look closely at this. A shock having a half inch more travel doesn't automatically equate to the shock being a half inch longer. I hope this helps.

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Shawn you get pics of your coilovers? I have to get foa to start making mine or order yours by next friday. Ill be running two weeks behind then on this project. Im installing a superlift and skyjacker rear leafs at the same time.
No, I haven't. I haven't swapped out the coilovers for the bars and keys yet, because I've just been too busy. If you're in a hurry, I'm going to recommend you just get the FOAs. I don't know if I'll get them out this weekend, either. I have too many things going on right now.

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Anybody who doesnt have this kit, its worth waiting for, very well made and high quality.
Thanks. Always good to hear these kind of comments.


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If anybody is looking for a set (non-powder coated) I will sell mine for the price I bought em for. I don't know at this moment that exact price but it might be 270$.

Nothing wrong with them, just I bought them and then decided to eventually sell my trucks and realized the coilover swap wouldn't add profit on the sale of my truck.


So PM me if you're interested :)

*edit* 280$ shipped from Alaska. That's a $1 savings from what I paid so heck of a deal!
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Well foxs collapsed are 12.85.+ 4.488 of their extended rod ends. So Foas 6 travel collapsed are 12.3 + 3 extended rod end. A difference of 2.008. Foa said it wont be that big of a deal they will work just fine. Friday im calling them and ordering, so any info would be helpful otherwise im just going with what they recommend. They said they have a ranger at their shop with the 6 travel and 3 rod ends, idk if its lt but it isnt this kit. im getting this show on the road, im getting antsy in my pantsy with these parts laying around.
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2" short isn't going to be a concern on compression, but it could be an issue on extention. Just make sure that you set your limit straps right.
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so I ordered my coilovers from F-O-A today. I got the 6 inch travel with 5 inch extended rod ends in 1.5 width. They are also throwing in 5 rod ends with 1.25 width because I forgot the mounting width lol. I also ordered 12 600lb springs. ORW quoted me $600 for fox 6.5, 12 eibachs and extended rod ends. And it was much cheaper at FOA, and the fact that I get to speak to the manufacturer and deal with them directly even in the case something fails. 1 week is the turn around so im excited.
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Well its been two weeks since ive heard from king, reading back another guy had issues with their shocks fitting properly so no biggy. I have yet to pull the suspension apart but i got to thinking i might want to do some gusseting on my lower arm(possibly box it with a thin gauge) as well as ithink im going to cut the entire shock bucket off and try to get something built like the dixon kit comes with to run a longer shock and hopefully make use of all the travel the cv will do before it binds, strap and bump it 5% before bind in both up and downtravel. The shock shouldnt need to reach the end of its travel in either direction, the only problem i see is getting the shocks in.
Or i may just get some cheepy emulsion c/o and give it to the wife come spring and buy a taco who knows.
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They are also throwing in 5 rod ends with 1.25 width because I forgot the mounting width lol..
FYI guys, when you're ordering shocks, it's probably helpful to have the following information from my kit:

inside clearance on upper shock mounts: 1.5"
inside clearance on lower shock mounts: 1.25"
spacers included for upper mounts: .5" each
spacers included for lower mounts: .375" each

So the 1.25" wide rod ends you got will work perfect on the bottom without spacers.

I went with the spacers to fit the standard .5" wide bearings on the Fox shocks because they're the most popular. However, if you're ordering shocks and have the option of different widths, 1.5" top and 1.25" bottom would eliminate the need for spacers.


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Coil overs

ME00Stepside are you still making the bolt on / weld on kit for torsion bars to coil overs? If so I'd like to purchase a set pm me please
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Are you still selling your set?
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Are you still selling kits? Please let me know I'd love to get one
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You guys really need to slow down and read the information in this thread. The least you could do is read the last couple pages!

Only one page before this one he said he is taking a break from making these.... but he said he will plan on running a new batch around the first of the year.

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I'll take a set, when you do run the next batch after the first of the year.
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If anybody is looking for a set (non-powder coated) I will sell mine for the price I bought em for. I don't know at this moment that exact price but it might be 270$.

Nothing wrong with them, just I bought them and then decided to eventually sell my trucks and realized the coilover swap wouldn't add profit on the sale of my truck.


So PM me if you're interested :)

*edit* 280$ shipped from Alaska. That's a $1 savings from what I paid so heck of a deal!
guess i cant edit my last post. These are sold :)
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I hope he gets back into it. They are a great product/quality.
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Guys, I will be making more, I'm just taking a break from them for now, because I've got a bunch of other projects going on, both auto related and not, so I need to clear my plate before starting another batch.

Thanks for all of the words of support from the guys who have purchased the kit, and for everyone's patience with me through the production process.
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Hey All,

My truck's at the shop right now for getting the gussets welded on and the guy just pointed out that there are two of the four gussets from ME00stepside's kit that are longer. Does anyone know if the longer ones go on the front of the shock tower, or the back?

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The longer ones go toward the back. If you look at the coil buckets, they're taller in the back because of the angle they sit relative to the frame.
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ME00Stepside Im interested in a set whenever they become available and will pay now if you can give me an approximate completion date.
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Do you guys see any advantage to removing shock towers and going hoops in the front. Any more travel to be gained ? Or are the control arms and CV's limiting the travel ?

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The control arms and cvs limit. That's why guys on the desert site have long travel kits on their rigs.

When installing mine, the question of tower removal and hoops came up but it didnt happen. Time, money and I didn't wanna overload my welding buddy
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