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Coilover Conversion ?'s

Hey guys, so i have been thinking about how i want to get rid of my dam tbars, and i have heard some chatter(and used the search function) about a coilover conversion.

now, the thread i read was about a year old, and not very to the point.. lots of excess **** that i dont want to read through...

soo.. to the guys that have a superlift with coilovers, could you give me some info? Is it worth it?

What all do i need?

Which coilovers/shocks should i go with?
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Look at MudSlanger's thread it has everything in it you'll need.
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Mudslanger has a good write up.. Shadow905 recently did it with my old coil overs. both guys are using Fox C/Os..


BUT.. I know both of them love the coil overs..
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ok, so i went through the enitre 10 pages, and this is what i have come up with:

this is what i need..

RCD brakets: $190 dollars Shipped
Fox/Hypercoils: $570 dollars Shipped
Moog UCA's: $220 dollars Shipped
Alignment Kit: $50 dollars Shipped



BUT, im not sure exactly which fox/hypercoils to get? any help in that would be great!

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I have heard like a 750lb spring rate if i am correct but dont quote me.. there is an explorer conversion thread which is good.
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if your gona throw down that kind of cash. IMO i think there are better ways to spend it.. i dont know what your into.. Trails? desert? you can SAS, look at the camburg mid and long travel kits... but thats a ton of cash!! just trying to help! i can only imagine what i could spend a grand on!!
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if your gona throw down that kind of cash. IMO i think there are better ways to spend it.. i dont know what your into.. Trails? desert? you can SAS, look at the camburg mid and long travel kits... but thats a ton of cash!! just trying to help! i can only imagine what i could spend a grand on!!
you can't sas it for that..

$190 for 2 brackets??? you can fab them up with some plate.
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And some people dont like the ride of an SAS or all the conversions that have to be done and he already has a superlift.. so now your saying scrap a lift and spend another 2 - 3k on a lift.. thats kinda $$$$...
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well, i dont have access to a welder.. so i would pretty much have to buy the brackets..or find someone in the states that can fab me up some for cheaper.. and ship them to me..
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And some people dont like the ride of an SAS or all the conversions that have to be done and he already has a superlift.. so now your saying scrap a lift and spend another 2 - 3k on a lift.. thats kinda $$$$...
if done properly there's nothing wrong with the ride of a sas'd truck.

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well, i dont have access to a welder.. so i would pretty much have to buy the brackets..or find someone in the states that can fab me up some for cheaper.. and ship them to me..
Hell, had you started this thread like a month and a half ago i woulda sold you my coil overs and you could have had the brackets for free.
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dam lol..
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Why dont you just SAS it.
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Did you miss the part about him not having a welder lol, you kind of need one of those for a SAS. And minus it costing a couple thousand dollars
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cause sas's are gay.........

well thats what i keep telling myself, ill be doing this swap as soon as a certain someone fabs up some brackets......


and whats the part number for the shocks????
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The 2.0x6.5 shock from Fox:

Shock Travel: 6.50"
Extended Length: 19.35"
Collasped Length: 12.85"
Shaft size is: 5/8"
Fox Part #: 980-99-001A

there you go steve
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The coils you'll need are I believe 2.5 ID x 12"....750 is what alot of folks upgrade to on their RCD.

The upper bracket can be fabbed if someone you know has access to a welder...or PM TrePaul86...he made some really nice beefier than RCD upper mounts. Lowers: I plan on making a bolt on bracket using channel stock.
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Why dont you just SAS it.
cause it costs multiple times what the conversion does.. and takes a ton more time.

plus once you do that you can't haul quite as much ***
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shane- stupid ?, but the coils and shocks come seperatly correct?
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shane- stupid ?, but the coils and shocks come seperatly correct?
Yes. Pretty sure of that.
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unless you got the ones i got rid of, i gave the coils away with the shocks they were worn out but w/e.
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haha, just making sure.. Sorry for the stupid ?... Looks like im gunna have to do this in stages as i have the money.. Looks to be alot more than i had anticipated
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