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You should just change them a little so that it isnt a direct copy

yea ive got a bit better design i think im going to try. might throw around a couple different options for the shock tower to make it a bit better and easier. that thing is a PITA if ive ever seen one..
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I had some other mods I wanted to get done, but those are now on hold till we get more info on this! I gotta save my money! lol
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I had some other mods I wanted to get done, but those are now on hold till we get more info on this! I gotta save my money! lol

lol. yea the brackets will def be the cheaper part of this swap. save up for some good fox coilovers and some 800# springs.
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damn i wish i had either or lol
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so with the brakets all we need is to get it welded for extra support and the coil overs correct?
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Add me to the list of those interested.
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I'm in at that price. Seriously.
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I'm comfortable with thinking the posted price would be legit...but I wouldn't be surprized if they'd be upwards of $150 for the 4 brackets. It's still well worth it.

I've seen a coil-overed superlift with dinky shocktabs on the lower control arm....WTF.
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do we have a outcome yet? you certainly have my attention LOL and I could come get em!!! LMAO
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I WAS THINKIN THE SAME THING ON MY WAY HOME
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Must be running through everyones mind b/c it was on mine like an hr ago.
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haha sorry guys. been a busy work week and havent had a lot of time to do much. my plans are to pull the side of my truck apart tomorrow morning and start workin on them. no worries. ill let you know what the outcome is by the end of the weekend. and maybe some peekchures
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Can't wait to see what you come up with. I like pichers!!
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I'm in too !
Shock Mounts and Bar Setup... what ever is needed.
I want a set to use for a SuperLift Setup.
Put me down for a set at that price...

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progress....got the lower bracket made AND have another cut but not welded. that will be my pattern for the rest of them.

going to work on the upper mount right now. should be alot easier. will post pics when i get them done.
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Can't wait to see what these look like.
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sorry for the crappy cell phone pics but my camera took a dump on me and the woman is out and she has her camera with her.

anyway, kinda ran out of time to get to the upper but heres the lower. i missed around with it so many times i lost track of time. i have a pic of what the rcd bracket looks like next to mine and youll see the difference. mine looks a bit more squared off instead of rounded corners. i didnt that on purpose to distinguish between the two and to avoid any copyright issues.. on to pics...











pretty much the only thing holding me back is a bit more info on how far apart i should put the tabs that the shock bolts to. i measured my fox shock with the misalignment spacers and its exactly 1-1/4". however, in the picture i have it at 1-1/2" to allow for extra room. the rcd brackets were 1-5/8" and i had to put two washer in there along with the misalignment spacers and STILL crank down on it a bit to get it tight enough. i would put it at 1-3/8" to fit the fox shocks but im not 100% that all the shocks + misalignment spacers are the same width apart. im working on grabbing that info right now.

tomorrow i will make the upper and post pics of that then ill put them on and go ride around. for those that arent sure how i weld, i put a couple pics in there if yall can manage to see it.
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Looking good man. Awesome fab work.
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Looking good man. Awesome fab work.

thanks. once i take a couple orders, ill take it the parts that i have cut out and have duplicates cut out by cnc plasma. gonna save me alot of time
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Man I wish these were around when I had my Ranger, you rock!
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Put me down for a set of these!
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Awesome, yeah I just saw this thread, and I am very interested in this. but I'm going to do some research as to what size coilover I should use since I'm not lifted yet. and great job on fabbing 'em up, looks good.
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got to work on the upper mount today. got everything cut out and got one done(dont have pics of it right now). i am however kinda stumped on something that i fear is essential.

here are some pics real fast of just cut out pieces..




now, on the top of the upper mount, rcd includes this little guy...



for those that dont know, it acts as a spacer and a resizer. the hole for your normal shock is rather large. well, the bolt hole for the bracket uses a 1/2" bolt. this thing is beveled to fit in that hole just right and doesnt allow to bolt to move around. im not 100% sure how im going to make this, if im going to be able to. i may have to come up with some other idea in order to get around this. we will see though.


as for now, im running the lower bracket on my truck right now. going to see what i can come up with for that spacer thing and then go from there. should be ready to ship some out in a couple days for those ineterested.
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great job jacob, that would be a little tricky to make that spacer.
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Awesome work. Those look great!
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