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Not sure if they come in our size though...
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has anybody actually cycled the susp. with this setup? you need to make sure your shocks arent bottoming out or maxing out. a 2.0 shock will not fail like that if it is setup properly. even with a 5/8 shaft
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has anybody actually cycled the susp. with this setup? you need to make sure your shocks arent bottoming out or maxing out. a 2.0 shock will not fail like that if it is setup properly. even with a 5/8 shaft
Yes I have I was concerned with this when I first got my coils. I actually ran just the shocks and brackets, no coils, with the 2bats for 6months and the shafts stay decently aligned. Bumps and straps are defiantly required as things move.

I broke a cv from over compressing the suspension prior to my new bump stop set up.
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has anybody actually cycled the susp. with this setup? you need to make sure your shocks arent bottoming out or maxing out. a 2.0 shock will not fail like that if it is setup properly. even with a 5/8 shaft
Exactly. I'm going to go out on a limb here and say this was a limit strap issue, because I've seen it myself. I bent a shaft slightly on one of mine from full up travel, because the UCA hit the coilovers. Once you've got a bend, it's going to be a weak point, because it's no longer pushing straight up on the shaft. I'm slightly surprised it broke at the bottom, though, and not closer to the shock body, but I don't believe at all this was an issue of the shafts being too thin.


On another note, my brother-in-law is recovering well, and he should be back to work in another week, so production on this run will be back on track. I will let you guys know when things are rolling.

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Exactly. I'm going to go out on a limb here and say this was a limit strap issue, because I've seen it myself. I bent a shaft slightly on one of mine from full up travel, because the UCA hit the coilovers. Once you've got a bend, it's going to be a weak point, because it's no longer pushing straight up on the shaft. I'm slightly surprised it broke at the bottom, though, and not closer to the shock body, but I don't believe at all this was an issue of the shafts being too thin.


On another note, my brother-in-law is recovering well, and he should be back to work in another week, so production on this run will be back on track. I will let you guys know when things are rolling.

Thank you for your patience.

Thanks for the input. As someone who is going to be doing this mod it makes me feel better getting positive responses from the guys who have already done this. I was getting a little nervous, as this is a substantial cash outlay. Although my off-roading is mostly mud, sand and water(that's all we have in south Jersey,lol) it puts my mind at ease to see that most think it was a problem with the setup and not the setup itself. And ME00Stepside, I'm glad you brother-in-law is on the mend. Here's wishing him a speedy recovery.

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Exactly. I'm going to go out on a limb here and say this was a limit strap issue, because I've seen it myself. I bent a shaft slightly on one of mine from full up travel, because the UCA hit the coilovers. Once you've got a bend, it's going to be a weak point, because it's no longer pushing straight up on the shaft. I'm slightly surprised it broke at the bottom, though, and not closer to the shock body, but I don't believe at all this was an issue of the shafts being too thin.


On another note, my brother-in-law is recovering well, and he should be back to work in another week, so production on this run will be back on track. I will let you guys know when things are rolling.

Thank you for your patience.
yea i just wanted to throw that out there so people dont get the wrong idea. shafts always break at the bottom when used as a bump stop becuase the bottom cap/piston hold the shaft straight when its inside the body
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Thanks BLK02. I like to have all the info at hand when I'm going to lay out this much cash. Maybe you can answer this, if not maybe someone out there can. I've read all the threads on this and, unless I overlooked it I can't find anywhere how to figure out the length of the limit strap. It's probably really obvious and staring me in the face. Is it something you can figure out ahead of time, or after the coilovers are installed and you unload the suspension and measure? Thanks for any input.
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Thanks BLK02. I like to have all the info at hand when I'm going to lay out this much cash. Maybe you can answer this, if not maybe someone out there can. I've read all the threads on this and, unless I overlooked it I can't find anywhere how to figure out the length of the limit strap. It's probably really obvious and staring me in the face. Is it something you can figure out ahead of time, or after the coilovers are installed and you unload the suspension and measure? Thanks for any input.
Limit strap length depends on your set up. I use 10in straps on super lifted trucks (8in is recommended for stock height)

Here's some pictures of how I have done straps. They are set 1 in prior to over extension ( recheck after straps strech)
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Limit strap length depends on your set up. I use 10in straps on super lifted trucks (8in is recommended for stock height)

Here's some pictures of how I have done straps. They are set 1 in prior to over extension ( recheck after straps strech)

Thanks mikerider. Appreciate the info. That gives me a good starting point to work with.
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Thanks mikerider. Appreciate the info. That gives me a good starting point to work with.
No problem I have posted links to part numbers and further details in this thread and my build thread of you need further detail.
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Hi, is there any way to still get in on a pair? I was referred to here from another forum... I'd prefer powder-coated but if you've only got raw available I'd take that just as quickly! Let me know if there's still room on the list or if anyone has had to cancel -- I can pay you today

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Hi guys, I just wanted to post a quick update:

My brother-in-law is back to work and has been cutting the parts. He's going to let me know soon how many he got out of the current stock. If it's not enough, we'll order more stock and start another batch.

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Current Round:
1. newfy - Powder Coated – USA
2. What7u - Raw – Canada
3. DarrylB791 - Powder Coated - Canada PAID
4. Frogg0811- Powder Coated – USA PAID
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10. Fooie622- Powder Coated – Australia PAID
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16. walky - Powder Coated - USA
17. Blacktruckbrown- Powder Coated- USA PAID
18. Dono1 - Powder Coated - Canada (stainless hardware if still available) PAID


REMINDER: this is the end of this round. I can not guarantee anyone beyond this point that they will be able to get a set from this production run.


Next Round:

1. albi1cnobi1 - Powder Coated - USA
2. mrq - Powder Coated - USA
3. anchorshot - Powder Coated - USA
4. Drpureevil - powder coated
5. ranger94- raw - USA
6. Mooksha - Powder Coated - Canada
7. shepeod - Powder Coated - USA

I will do everything I can to get the next round happening as soon as possible. Stay tuned to the thread and I will keep it updated.

Thanks for everyone's patience.


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REMINDER: this is the end of this round. I can not guarantee anyone beyond this point that they will be able to get a set from this production run.


Next Round:

1. albi1cnobi1 - Powder Coated - USA
2. mrq - Powder Coated - USA
3. anchorshot - Powder Coated - USA
4. Drpureevil - powder coated
5. ranger94- raw - USA
6. Mooksha - Powder Coated - Canada
7. shepeod - Powder Coated - USA

I will do everything I can to get the next round happening as soon as possible. Stay tuned to the thread and I will keep it updated.

Thanks for everyone's patience.
Understood.(but hoping!lol) From what everyone says, they're worth the wait.
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1. albi1cnobi1 - Powder Coated - USA
2. mrq - Powder Coated - USA
3. Drpureevil - powder coated
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Removing myself from the list, just completed the full size mod.
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I will have 10 sets ready in 3 weeks.

I week start the next batch soon.

Stay tuned!
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I have a complete powder coated set that was a spare for me that I got from the OP. I am in the middle of getting my SAS together and no longer am in need of the spare brackets. Comes with everything that Shawn includes for same price. Ready to ship. PM if interested... BTW I spoke with OP before posting on this thread....SOLD

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1. albi1cnobi1 - Powder Coated - USA
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Because I keep getting PMs asking about pricing. LOL:

Latest Pricing:
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

What else you will need:
2 coilover shocks
2 coil springs
2 limit straps and brackets

What you may need:
Bump stops if you are lifting your truck at the same time, but if you already have a Superlift, or if you are remaining at stock height, you can reuse what you have. You simply need to trim back the bracket on the frame where the bump stop mounts, so that the coilover will clear it. You then redrill a hole in the remaining part of the bracket and mount the bump stop further in.


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