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Coils are in! Shooting for the weekend of the 17th that Saturday or Sunday. Alex if your down lemme know.
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Awesome color!!
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Thanks, I asked down south to powdercoat in this colour. They did it for the gentleman I bought my setup from. I didn't care for the bright blue of the fox ones.
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Very nice man... looking forward to seeing it when it's done!
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Final product.



It rides better, I went with 650lb springs. It's still stuff but its not like it was. There was some difficulty in getting the coilover into the brackets. The UBJ was removed and the UCA was pushed outta the way. I think rob attached the c/o to the upper mount, then installed the bracket into the shock tower. At that point the lower eyelet was put into the lower mount then attached to the LCA.

Eventually stuff lined up but rob ground down two larger spacers to make em fit. I spent forever trying to put the lower eyelet into the mount.
Props to rob, he carried this build and I'm thankful he was there.

Like mentioned, I need to adjust the preload, install bumps and straps and get an alignment.
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Nice work. I wish I had softer coils now, but mine are perfect for a 5.0 swap, which will happen later in the year or early next
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Looks awesome man. Hows the truck sit?

I would have came out, but by the time my lift was done and i cleaned up the shop, it was 4:30.
You'll have to let me know if you come back over before the dunes, we can meetup.
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Will do, truck sat higher once we were done. I havent taken measurements but I wanna say I have a half inch more height. The one brake line has a square thing that is rubbing so I need to bend that bracket outta the way.
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I found I have to bend this bracket.
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You also might be able to turn the bracket and still have enough stretch in the brake line.
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I have to trim a peg that goes into the frame and ill either rotate it or bend it.
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I just relocated it
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I just that too, both sides. I have a question. When adjusting preload for proper and equal fender height. Do the lengths from top of coils to top of threaded area have to be equal? Driver side is 2.25" of available thread and pass side has 1.75-2" of avail thread. Both sides are at 36-3/4" from ground to fender lip.
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I don't know about coils for sure. But one side of the truck could be heavier than the other.
but normally the drivers side is heavier, its where the gas tank and driver are.
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Yea, "ranger lean" I'm trying to fix that and had equal preload on both sides.
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looks good! how much preload you have?

pull your sway bar. you'll thank me, the ride quality will tripple.
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looking good! yeah you'll have different preloads per side to match ride height. Which is fine because the extra weight on the certain side will make it perform the same as the other. I'd start with as low as possible on both sides first and see how it performs for what you need/want. I always start with the adjuster ring just hand tight to the coils off the truck. then put them under the truck and adjust from there.
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Will more preload raise my truck or is height not affected by it? How do you adjust? Jack the truck up and remove the weight and crank til your happy with where you want things?
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Will more preload raise my truck or is height not affected by it? How do you adjust? Jack the truck up and remove the weight and crank til your happy with where you want things?
yes that is how i adjust mine. Remove as much weight as possible then adjust as needed.
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btw truck looks good!
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Thanks, I have to give credit to rob. He's got more skills than I.
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work with 1/2" preload at a time. and remember that the coils will settle and ride will inprove after a month or two.
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Ok, I measured last night fender height and looked back at previous threads. Pre-keys got me 1.5" (34"), tires got me another inch (35"), coils got me another (36"). Rear is still 37"

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like zach said you just let the suspension droop out and crank them. preload will bump your ride height up but don't go crazy using as lifting. do you have the spanner wrenches for your fox's? otherwise I'll have mine with if we need to tweak them.
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You might get 37" at your tenderloin but it doesn't leave much more room before the uca hits the coils, just so you know
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