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the issue isn't the amount of room between the coil spring and the frame. its the shock length. its at least 1 1/2 inches too long with the extended eyelet. my truck with the short eyelet will still compress the shock all the way with the stock bumpstop compressed. And that's with the bumpstop moved in toward the pivot point more. If it was out in the stock location the shock would be compressed befor the bumpstop. and at full droop the uca hits the coil way befor I can get the shock extended all the way. Ive got 1 whole inch of down travel left that I cant use. the 3 1/2 inch travel would be much too short and not enough travel and the only other option is the 5 inch travel. I realize with custom applications everything isn't gonna be exact right lengths. if you measure the stock shock and then measure the amount of inches you have to subtract due to the bracket locations and the fox shock with extended eyelet its way too long. I'm not complaining just letting people know not to buy the extended eyelet first. who knows maybe you will need too, but doubtfull on a stock height truck. You can order them but you cant send the ones back that were already installed on the shock.
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Sorry, I had two issues going on in my mind at the same time. The frame clearance was in regard to people saying their springs were contacting the UCA, so I wanted to look at the possibility of being able to move them a little further in.

For the lack of compression travel, I'm going to see if there is enough room to shorten either or both of the upper and lower brackets to get some more travel.

It will be a couple of weeks before I can even think of trying to do this, but I'm going to look into it.
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sorry I forgot about the uca issue also. someone said moog ones give a little more room. I think I'm gonna get them tomorrow. My upper ball joint on one side has a little bit of play so I'm just gonna go get both sides. ill see if they have more room on mine. And the other issue maybe you can shorten the bracket. The top I don't know if the spacer could be shortened. The top shock bolt is already pretty tight to push through. I was thinking maybe I could grind some of the shock bucket so I could still put the bolt in, I wanted to try to shave a half inch off that top spacer to give me a little more uptravel. the bottom I have no room to go shorter with the bracket though because the clearance to the cv shaft is already pretty tight with the shorter stock eyelets. although brad posted pics of the carquest cv's he vought and they are noticeably smaller.
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I love these coilovers though, ive got at least 5,000 miles on my truck already with them on and will never have them torsion bars ever ever again.
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My front brake lines are looking pretty old and shabby. I'm gonna get the ss braided. I was wondering if anyone knows the absolute cheapest place to get them?
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sorry I forgot about the uca issue also. someone said moog ones give a little more room. I think I'm gonna get them tomorrow. My upper ball joint on one side has a little bit of play so I'm just gonna go get both sides. ill see if they have more room on mine. And the other issue maybe you can shorten the bracket. The top I don't know if the spacer could be shortened. The top shock bolt is already pretty tight to push through. I was thinking maybe I could grind some of the shock bucket so I could still put the bolt in, I wanted to try to shave a half inch off that top spacer to give me a little more uptravel. the bottom I have no room to go shorter with the bracket though because the clearance to the cv shaft is already pretty tight with the shorter stock eyelets. although brad posted pics of the carquest cv's he vought and they are noticeably smaller.
Lots of room to go up if you cut off the shock tower and weld in a taller one. There are many pre built towers out there.

Example.

http://www.ruffstuffspecialties.com/...e=Shock-Towers
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I was at the alignment shop today dialing in my coil-overs and still have it within spec. The guys at the shop loved the setup
I got about another inch in height and it drives like a dream.

Tomorrow I have to pin the plow on to see how close the tires are to the flares
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ya I already thought about making a new shock tower. I'm going to when I get some more time. right now I don't have a second vehicle so I cant have the truck down for a long period of time.
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coilover brackets ranger

CAN U STILL GET THE COILOVER BRACKETS? Im looking to do coilovers on my 4x4

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Well, I finally got the quotes on the parts.

I can have these made through one of the suppliers I deal with.

Here's the info:

1/4" steel, laser cut, black powder coat finish (blasted and phosphate treated for optimum adhesion)

$125/set plus shipping (probably around $15-20 for continental US)

This is for all four brackets, no hardware. If people would rather have hardware some with it, I can figure that out and put a "kit" price out there.

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me0stepside still makes the brackets. I just did my truck a few months ago
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CAN U STILL GET THE COILOVER BRACKETS? Im looking to do coilovers on my 4x4



Well, I finally got the quotes on the parts.

I can have these made through one of the suppliers I deal with.

Here's the info:

1/4" steel, laser cut, black powder coat finish (blasted and phosphate treated for optimum adhesion)

$125/set plus shipping (probably around $15-20 for continental US)

This is for all four brackets, no hardware. If people would rather have hardware some with it, I can figure that out and put a "kit" price out there.
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You come peddling your kit in a thread that someone uses to sell his own? That's pretty stand up of you... Welcome to the site.

ME00stepside put a **** ton of R&D into this product. Well there are a couple bumps (no pun) with some applications, this is a good product, the quality is there and even tho I don't have my ranger anymore, had issues with my kit that weren't related to ME00stepside and his production process I still support him.

He took a risk with helping mass produce a kit that others had given up on and reduced the cost for the average person to be able to ditch the **** ride of torsion bars.
Truckin and Brad, this isn't directed towards you, please don't take offense to what I'm typing.

I didnt have the connections, skills or time to attempt this project on my own. If you feel you can create a better product, go do it elsewhere. Don't threadjack.
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No im trying to get ahold of him for that kit. Sorry im new to the form thing i added the text to his post

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You come peddling your kit in a thread that someone uses to sell his own? That's pretty stand up of you... Welcome to the site.

ME00stepside put a **** ton of R&D into this product. Well there are a couple bumps (no pun) with some applications, this is a good product, the quality is there and even tho I don't have my ranger anymore, had issues with my kit that weren't related to ME00stepside and his production process I still support him.

He took a risk with helping mass produce a kit that others had given up on and reduced the cost for the average person to be able to ditch the **** ride of torsion bars.
Truckin and Brad, this isn't directed towards you, please don't take offense to what I'm typing.

I didnt have the connections, skills or time to attempt this project on my own. If you feel you can create a better product, go do it elsewhere. Don't threadjack.

Ok I see yoi put your text at the bottom. Sorry Morris I'm not thread jacking. But thanks I needed his name so I can try to find him

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I think I can decipher this, Morris lol. He copied one of ME00Stepside's posts and posted it along with a question asking about them. I thought from his first post that he was coming here to say he could make his own and was trying to steal some business too. He just doesn't know how to use the quote feature haha
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I see. If that's the case I apologize.
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all that guy was doing was quoting him and wanted his name. all I did was give him his name so I don't know what you talking about.
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all that guy was doing was quoting him and wanted his name. all I did was give him his name so I don't know what you talking about.
It's settled now. Thanks.
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Well, I finally got the quotes on the parts.

I can have these made through one of the suppliers I deal with.

Here's the info:

1/4" steel, laser cut, black powder coat finish (blasted and phosphate treated for optimum adhesion)

$125/set plus shipping (probably around $15-20 for continental US)

This is for all four brackets, no hardware. If people would rather have hardware some with it, I can figure that out and put a "kit" price out there.
Hello sir, I was wanting to inquire about the Coilover Brackets you had commented on a few years back. I was wondering if you still had the resources available to possibly fulfill an order?
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Just needed to get this to the latest page.
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Guys, I know I haven't been on R-F much lately, but I'm still making these. The best way to reach me is via email, as I don't always seem to get my private message notifications.

Just to move this to the most recent page:

Pricing:
Kit with powdercoated brackets: $290
Kit with raw brackets: $270

Shipping:
$17 US
$46 Canada

Kit includes:
4 brackets (2 upper, 2 lower)
4 gussets to reinforce shock tower
2 shock tower spacers for upper mounts
8 rod end spacers (for 1/2" wide rod ends--like Fox)
All hardware to install--grade 8 zinc plated

Stainless steel hardware is available for an additional $30

What else you will need:
2 coilover shocks
2 coil springs
2 limit straps and brackets

What you may need:
Bump stops if you are lifting your truck at the same time, but if you already have a Superlift, or if you are remaining at stock height, you can reuse what you have. You simply need to trim back the bracket on the frame where the bump stop mounts, so that the coilover will clear it. You then redrill a hole in the remaining part of the bracket and mount the bump stop further in.

To order:
1. Send payment to sbeau1 (at) metrocast (dot) net.
.......include in your instructions that it's for Ranger coilover brackets, if you want powdercoated or not, and your R-F user name
2. Post in this thread that you've sent payment.
3. check in on the thread for updates.
4. Post pics of your install!

Thanks to all of you guys for the support in making these. I'm happy to be able to offer something to the RBV community.
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If anyone is interested I bought a set of these brackets powdercoated months back before the 1st of thr year. I also had F.O.A. make coilovers for me with the right length rod ends for a Superlift truck. I have the 12" 600lb springs as well. Everything is brand new. Ive been building a buggy and could use the extra funds for the coilovers and run flats on that and I wont be installing these as I may go straight axle. Me00stepsides kit is top notch. Im not trying to overstep him but if anyone is interested shoot me a pm. I will take $725 shipped for it all.
Do you still have the kit i doubt uou do but just wondering?
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Payment for coilover bracket sent.
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Me00stepside, I just sent you an e-mail to sbeau1 (at) metrocast (dot) net.
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2wd

Hey everybody new here. Im running a 2wd with the 3.0. i sent payment to ME00Stepside for the brackets and am in contact with DSM for the coilovers. As far as i understand it since im 2wd i wont need the extended eyelet so can i run a longer shock for more travel correct?
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Is the vehicle at "stock height"? If so, the trail will be limited by the 'upper control arm' making contact with the coil on the shock as the suspension is at full extention. Then your most likely gonna be limited on the compression by the tire making contact with the wheel-well. Unfortunately, we have vary little suspension travel with these rigs. Additionally, I don't think you are to be running the extended eyelets on the shocks if you're staying at stock height.

Side note: in the beginning it was thought that you MUST have the extended eyelets in order to clear the CV axle, regardless. However, it has been found to still have just enough clearance to the CV axle on stock height trucks with the standard eyelet. it seems to run best on only the rigs with a lift, like a Superlift kit. So, in other words if you're at stock height with 4X4 or 2wd you're not to run extended eyelets either way.
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Okay, thanks. So that brings up my next question of are there any UCAs available that will give us more room?
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