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Old 11-04-2015
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They are not required but the make mounting and adjusting a lot easier. Here's all the parts I used.

10in straps are plenty for superlift 8in for stock

http://www.polyperformance.com/shop/...p-p-30918.html

get these, with the clevis and clevis mounting sleeve with tabs.

they come with weld on tabs but if you want to be fancy, you can get these too

http://www.ruffstuffspecialties.com/...IMIT-BRKT.html
One post about straps
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Yes I am Superlifted, but the TJ bumpstops I bought are trim to fit, my pasenger side is trimed 1/4" shorter to acount for the front diff brace that mounts in the same location on that side. If you want to run them you can, stokers will probably work fine relocated inward.

I also have some limit strap pictures for those of you looking for options.

My last set up was 100% bolt on and worked OK but I managed to bend my mounting clevises to the point of not being functional.

so now that I have a welder I changed them up

New vs old ( you can see the bend in the lower mounted clevis.)



the new set up uses a sleeve and standoffs that is welded to the frame next to the shock tower support bracket.

Lower tab mounted and burned in



all painted and tight ( this should be much more robust.)



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10in Limit strap (2)
Ruff Stuff Specialties limit strap bracket (2)
Poly Performance limit strap clevis with mounting sleeve (2)
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Thanks. I could not find those threads at all.

Is there any way to just have brackets top and bottom like the riff faff ones shown? I am not sure I like that eyebolt idea.

And as for figuring out an exact length. Do I just jack the truck up by the frame until the CV binds, then lower it an inch or so?

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Old 11-12-2015
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just finished the coilover install yesterday. i have stock height truck. I put deaver f31's in the back with the hanger flipped and stock shackle. it clears the box with no body lift. I also removed the block. it sits about exactly the same in back. I got the front level with the back and my shock is compressed a lot. i got fox 5 inch travel remote reservoir shocks. it seems like the shock is too long. at ride height there is only about a inch of travel left. i can crank the rebound up some more but I'm getting close to the cv being at too much angle. Not sure why the shock seems so long. i would like to see some pics of other peoples stock trucks with the coilovers. i had to add to the stock bumpstop also because the shock will fully compress befor the bumpstop gets to the lca. i will get some pics up tomorrow.


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Old 11-13-2015
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BIG PROBLEM

I started on my coil over conversion today.
The shocks are 18" from eye to eye
But with the A-arm ALL the way down I only have 15.75" between my brackets eye to eye,

Mind you I have 800b springs but I would not think that should add 1.75" to the shock length.
So ANYONE that can shed some light on the problem. PLEASE
Even if you can talk me thru it , my cell is 9o8-31o-541o

also
Is everyone reusing the added brace at the trans crossmember when removing the t-bars or scrapping it?

makes it look like something is hanging down with it there

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Ok, update.

I loosened the nuts all the way holding the sing on the shock.

That name me Just enough room to get the shock in.

Now...
How do I go about tightening the nuts and when do I stop tightening
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those nuts are called spanner nuts and theres a couple ways to do it,

first off, preload is the amount the spanner nut is tightened down past where it first makes contact with the spring, just loosen the nut as much as possible and install with no air/nitrogen in the shock so you can compress it enough to get the shock bolts in and then use a spanner wrench to tighten the spring down to your desired ride height.


If you have the time, install the shock with NO springs and have the bump stop installed. with jack stands on the frame rails, use a jack under the lower control arm and jack it all the way up (full bump) and take some pictures of the clearance and post here.


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Well I got it in, but I do not want to disturb the air/nitrogen in the shock. I thought the were preset for our application?
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right. you don't want to disturb the nitrogen. I also just got mine in. i have no lift in my truck and i have adjusted my preload a couple times. right now i have 2 and 1/4 inches from the top of the shock where the threads start down to the big nut. not the smaller lock nut on top. i was wondering how far u tightened yours. i tried less and it was to soft over big bumps. my truck sits way higher. i raised the back an inch to match the front.
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Well. My truck is apart at the moment. I'll let you know in a week or 2 when it is back together
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Are you guys reusing the sway bar or ditching it?

How about the brackets for the torsion bars back at the trans crossmember?
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ok. let me know and i kept the sway bar. i tried it without it and i like the way it handles a lot better with it. if u want to try it both ways just tie the bar up without the nuts on so it don't clunk and drive it both ways. and i put those rear torsion bar covers back on. on my truck those brackets are not any lower than the crossmember. i would like to fab a whole new cross member that doesn't stick down as low.
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just wanted to thank me00stepside for making the bracket kit. its definitely high quality. and worked fantastic. thanks shawn.
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My rig was stolen and then totaled, now i have unused brackets that are still in the package. if anyone wants them pm me.
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this is a pic of my shock at ride height with the extended eyelets. as u can see the shock is too long for my stock height truck. they are the fox 2.0 5 inch travel coilovers. I had basically no uptravel. I don't know how other people with a stock height truck did it but I took the extended eyelets off and put the short ones back on. they clear my cv shaft with plenty of room and it is about the right length now. a half inch shorter yet would have been perfect.
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now here is a pic of rideheight with the short normal eyelets. and this is with the front end about a half inch lower cuz the front was a little higher than the back befor cuz if I didn't have it cranked up that high I only had about an inch of uptravel.
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My shocks are too long too. I am getting the stock short eyes to put on
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This is very strange. There are probably 40-50 people on here who have used these successfully with extended eyelets. There has been absolutely no change in the design, so something else must be going on.what size extension did you guys get? If I remember correctly, there is more than one size available.
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This is very strange. There are probably 40-50 people on here who have used these successfully with extended eyelets. There has been absolutely no change in the design, so something else must be going on.what size extension did you guys get? If I remember correctly, there is more than one size available.
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I think there is a 3"-ish one available. I could be wrong, but I don't remember them being that long. You may want to check it out. There is one person who used my brackets without the extended eyelets at all, but most of us have had to use them to clear the CV boot.
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I think there is a 3"-ish one available. I could be wrong, but I don't remember them being that long. You may want to check it out. There is one person who used my brackets without the extended eyelets at all, but most of us have had to use them to clear the CV boot.
I just called Downsouth Motorsports and "knew" exactly what I needed
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I would check with them to see if there is a shorter one, but hopefully someone else will chime in here with some helpful info.
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Down south is sending me the original short ones that came on the shocks
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I have been driving mine with the short ones for over a week and they clear the boot. they said the extended ones they sent me are the ones everyone else got. they were too long for my truck. they are 4.88 like brad said and theyre too long for my stock truck. those 2 pics I posted are with the long ones and with the short ones that came on the shock from fox. I called downsouth and asked for the stock eyelets cuz they kept them even though I payed for them. they sent them for free and I put them in. I will measure them tomorrow. I drove my truck both ways and the long ones definitely weren't right for my truck.


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fox 213-01-282-b is 2.963 inches long and fox 213-01-238-a is 4.488 inches long. they gave me the longer ones first and charged me 70$ more for those. they said those are the ones they give people with rangers unless its some new guy working there and he don't know what he is talking about. I didn't see any other length ones yet. I'm still looking
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