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I have my t-bars cranked now. I'll be taking measurements before I order anything, but that one just seemed about right with the extended and compressed lengths. However, I'm definitely looking for the input. I've always built lowered vehicles, so this is a little bit new to me. Even 5" of travel is a lot with lowered cars & trucks. LOL
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the best way is to measure. I think the one you selected so far is a tad overkill though. I could be wrong though.
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Yeah, I am pretty sure the ORW kits only had 6" of travel.
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Yeah, I am pretty sure the ORW kits only had 6" of travel.
x2 on that it is.

stock travel needs to be around 5, but again you need to keep in mind the proper stroke, etc.

I cant wait til the brackets are done.
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if someone one on here started fabbing up brackets again they would make a fortune selling them.

ORW will send you the specs if you email them.
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If only i were at my shop at home i could do it... :(
but i'm at college with nothing down here... :(

It seems a ton of people want them again.
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I'll get on it right now. I have access to laser cutters at work... And an awesome Miller 252 :)
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I'll get on it right now. I have access to laser cutters at work... And an awesome Miller 252 :)
If you could use JB weld on mine to cut down on costs that would be great!
Thanks
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LAWL!
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sounds good trevor, you the man
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i thought itd be fox 6.5's thatd be the correct length. collapsed length of my truck is like 13.57". extended is around 18.72" somewhere in that area but dont hold me to that. 6.5 collapsed is 12.85" extended is 19.35". king 6.0s are 13.00" collapsed and 19.00" extended. i guess in my case these are the 2 that i can narrow down to.
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OK, so I\'m looking at picking up a set of coilovers, and I am thinking of going with the Fox emulsion 2.0 units, part number 980-99-002-A. 8.5\" travel, and the lengths look right for a truck sitting stock or at cranked t-bar height.



Anyone have any input on these?

BTW, I will be having the brackets made and getting prices on them for a possible GP. I already mentioned this in the coilover brackets thread. Just figured based on the last post that I\'d mention it here.
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i thought itd be fox 6.5's thatd be the correct length....
I have verified from a member here that on Superlifted trucks the standard 6.5 travel Fox Coil-Over works....so Im leaning towards the 5" version for a stock height truck.

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does anyone in here have the specs on the extended and collapsed length of the superlift shocks? i think i can see the 5" would be fine due to them being adjustable and all so crank on them a little bit to get the height that particular truck needs.
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does anyone in here have the specs on the extended and collapsed length of the superlift shocks?
According to the Superlift install instructions the part number is #85330. I then went to Summit Racing and searched for that part and came up with the following for stats:

Extended Length (in) 20.910 in.
Collapsed Length (in) 14.910 in.
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interesting! i guess im going to have to get the 5's!
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interesting! i guess im going to have to get the 5's!
Yeah, thats what I went with for my stock truck. I just received mine a few days ago....

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i made a boo boo and accidentally ordered king 2.5 x 6.0's and now i have to pay shipping back to king and a restocking fee.... what a great way to start the year off.....
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well i noticed since im a sport trac height may be different so 6.0s/6.5's may need to be the way to go. do you know your stock extended and collapsed?
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Yeah, thats what I went with for my stock truck. I just received mine a few days ago....

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...do you know your stock extended and collapsed?
When I was looking, I just went to Summit and checked on numerous stock replacement shocks, and generally came up with the following:

Extended = +/- 18.00"
Collapsed = +/- 13.75"

I assume the stock shock doesn't operate anywhere close to either of the limits indicated (I'm thinking the CV limits it anyway). It was bugging me until I got confirmation that a Superlifted truck can use a 100% stock Fox brand coilover with 6.5" travel....so that's how I came up with using the 5" version for a stock Ranger. As you will see in the other thread, I ordered them with an "extended bottom eyelet" since some of the pictures I have seen, many have this installed, which should help get the numbers on the 5" version closer to the stock numbers above.

I guess I will see once I get around to putting everything in! Like I mentioned in the other thread...it’s sort of my $700 “educated guess” (aka gamble)!

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lol! would you mind maybe doing a write up or something with very detailed pics? just to be sure my whole front end doesnt collapse after my install lol
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also what about your bumpstops and limit straps? how did you find your correct length for the limit straps without having the coilovers installed?
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also what about your bumpstops and limit straps? how did you find your correct length for the limit straps without having the coilovers installed?
I just bought some universal "trim to fit" bump stops that should work...or I'll come up with something once I get into it all.

As far as the limit straps, I found in a thread someone used 10" versions so that's where I am starting..plus it all will depend on the mounting points (I have various clevis mounts for them as well). Worst case, once I figure out exactly how I'll mount them, I'll limp around without any, until I get some the correct length..but I'm betting I can get the ones I have to work.
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great man, like i said pics would be awesome on the install... maybe some before-afters, and if it was worth it or not... my brother is trying to talk me out of getting another set after my little incident....
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I just bought some universal "trim to fit" bump stops that should work...or I'll come up with something once I get into it all.

As far as the limit straps, I found in a thread someone used 10" versions so that's where I am starting..plus it all will depend on the mounting points (I have various clevis mounts for them as well). Worst case, once I figure out exactly how I'll mount them, I'll limp around without any, until I get some the correct length..but I'm betting I can get the ones I have to work.
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OK, so I finally got off my *** and measured my suspension. I have my truck leveled with a TB crank, nothing more, and at ride height, I measure just about 15" between where the eyelets will be on the shocks once the coilover brackets are installed. Based on this, I believe the 6.5" travel should work on mine. I'm confused that this shock is supposed to work on a superlifted truck, because that would be a couple of inches taller than mine currently sits. With a collapsed length of 12.85", and extended length of 19.35", this puts my ride height approximately in the middle. While the 5" travel gives a better compression clearance, the extended length is too close to the ride height IMO. Seems like I would have to set limit straps just barely taller than ride height. Opinions?
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