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Coilover Conversion guys-Fox vs Bilstein

Looking for a coilover bolt size. I've found that Fox's take 1/2" x 3". What do the Bilsteins use? 1/2"?

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just get the foxes.. bilsteins are good, but i like the foxes better.
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I have the Bilsteins. Looking to go to Fox's!

You made the swap. Was there a difference in the hardware you need for the coilover when you went from Bilsteins to Fox's?
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BAM!! Found this.

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I think I may have. That and the spring has some road rash from when it popped out from under the truck. I thought about eibachs, and particularly since my now former bilsteins had gone down hill causing the vehicles to sit racked again. Going off of just a quick fender measure (vs chassis) I was running 42 inches from ground to top center at back, 40.5 inches on passenger side, and 38.75 on driver side. I had the springs almost fully preloaded and was still sitting on my bumpstops.

I can't wait to see the new coils on either. Shortly after typing up the previous reply I had an "oh s**t!" epiphany and realized the coilovers also come with 1/2inch eyelet heims. The RCD grade 8 bolts for their bilstein coilover are 9/16in. So I put a call back into ORW, having Nick add 2 more fox bushing kits to my order. I was really hoping to use the heims over bushings and sleves. The below site has a craop-ton of fox rebuilding parts, including "heims, reducers, and mounting hardware" and "eyelets". I may contact them once I have a steady job again, thus affording to make some tweaks. The fox bushing kits from ORW only ran me $7 and change.

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Brackets are 1 1/2" wide.





Bolt is 9/16".


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