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Old 04-01-2011
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Coilover Conversion Finally

After a few weeks of research and parts hunting. this past weekend I was finally able to complete my fox coil over conversion and all I can say is that I couldnt be happier with it. this mod is something that I should have completed much sooner. I will get some pics of the finished product up shortly. The parts list is as follows:

1/4 inch steel for the coil bucket supports.
Fox coilovers
Eibach springs
Coilover brackets(half was done by lemiller/I did the other half)
RCD bucket adapters
About $60 worth of grade 8 hardware
James Duff Stainless brake lines
Most importantly, a mig welder lol

As i said, I will get pictures of the finished product up shortly
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I'm very curious. I was ready to purchase the 'kit' from ORW until they pulled the plug. Also have access to an Amada laser(for cutting the plate) and several friends who just happen to be welders.
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I'm very curious. I was ready to purchase the 'kit' from ORW until they pulled the plug.
Check out the "Coilover Brackets" thread. I am working on them. I just posted details and I'm looking to find out how much interest there really is.
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Well as promised. Here are some pics of my coil over conversion. The brackets and coils are powdercoated bomber orange. The setup I am running is:

1. Fox coilovers
2. Brackets of course
3. All grade 8 hardware
4. James Duff stainless brake lines
5. 12 inch offroad warehouse limit straps
6. 2 offroad warehouse upper limit strap gussets that I welded to the frame
7. 2 lower grade 8 limit strap gussets from offroad warehouse.
8. Custom sway bar end links that I made.
9. New upper control arms
10. 1/4 inch plate for the sock bucket supports
And while I had my truck all apart, I decided to add a front hitch.


The Hitch was originally a rear hitch, I cut out a section of the crossmember and welded it in place.



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nice.
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crap. double post.
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thx man, it was good amount of work but well worth it.
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I want coil overs so dang bad... I wish ORW still had the kit.
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ya without the kit, it is a real pita, trust me, i know first hand lol
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did you make the brackets yourself?
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Looks good! I kinda like the color choice too.
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Yes sir, I made them, They were a decent amount of work. and Yeah I love how the color stands out. Most people think im nuts for doing it but its good to be different i geuss. lol
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On your front hitch, did you just weld it to the crossmember only??? Hard to see in in the picture...
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he said he cut out part of the cross member and welded it.
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I cut part of the crossmember out and welded it in the space that was left from the cutout. I left some of the tube that was originally behind the hitch attached to add extra support to the crossmember. Then I welded it In place. I was originally going to weld the whole tube to the rear of the crossmember but because of space constraints I had to cut it down.

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looks sick dude!
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Looks good! I kinda like the color choice too.
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Looks awesome!!
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Did you use a spacer above the upper bracket between the bracket and the shock mount?
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are those 6.5" travel or 5.5" fox's? i got the 6.5 and with that extended lower eyelit it was a pita to get in. they ride good though.
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yes I do have the shock tower adapter on top of my brackets. They were a pita to find. I had to call rcd and feed them a line of bull in order to have them send me some lol.
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if i make this mod with a superlift do the t-bars go to the trash or they stay in
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if i make this mod with a superlift do the t-bars go to the trash or they stay in
Trash. The coilovers take the place of the torsion bars

Research:

https://www.ranger-forums.com/suspension-tech-36/my-coilover-swap-has-begun-63189/
https://www.ranger-forums.com/showth...light=coilover

Many more threads..but I cant think of them off the top of my head.
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I know this is an old thread but hey

Hi so I know this is a really old thread but I was wondering if someone might have any new info on those coilover brackets I really want to do this but thought I should ask before trying to fabricate something from scratch. so anyone who might be on here please let me know.
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For current coilover conversion brackets there is an existing (and long running) thread here: https://www.ranger-forums.com/suspen...ackets-119089/
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Coil over

How do the half shafts even work with that angle
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