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Coilover Swap Complete!

The ride is SO much better and I can actually get a level ride or give it a prerunner stance if iwant to! Before with my #1 bars cranked all the way my A-arms were pretty much level. right now I have a prerunner stance since i know the coils will settle some.

Am I the first from the group buy to get this done?

I'll let the pics do the rest of the talking.
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That looks sooo good man! Good work.
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sweet! i think you are the first that bought your shocks form the group buy to get this done....

you dont count though cause you didnt buy the swap kit from Shadow905! lol, I had my shocks before the group buy but im still waiting for parts....
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That looks sooo good man! Good work.
huh? the pics arent even up yet!
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I dont see anything. How do you Tyler?
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I know I know, the pics are uploading now and are taking forever. Ill put them in the spots soon.
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LOL It's Sunday, so I'll just give you guys the benefit of the doubt and say it's been a long week. Haha
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epic FAIL on the pics here Kyle! lol
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Am I the only one that feels completely let down here? Haha
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I know, sorry guys. I didnt intend for the pics to be delayed but for some reason they were taking so long to upload and I was too excited to let everyone know to wait any longer.

Oh, and those are the 750# coils just in case anyone is wondering and they are set almost exactly in the middle of their adjustment.
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Nice job! So is the ride a night and day difference?
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Very nice. I stand by my first post in here.
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Nice job! So is the ride a night and day difference?
Absolutely! And the sky is the limit for tune-ability on these things so it can only get better! the only thing is it makes the rear seem so rough by comparison lol and I have the 63" chevs with only two leafs which already rides much better than stock leafs.
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How much fab work was there?
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Looks good man. Whats the point of the upper arm gussets?
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there was quite a bit of fab work (considering there are only 4 brackets and 4 gussets) to make everything strong enough and fit right without rubbing but definitely worth it!

The stock upper shock mount was not built to support the weight of the truck. I know RCDs kit just bolts the coilovers there without any extra support but I figured more can never hurt.
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there was quite a bit of fab work (considering there are only 4 brackets and 4 gussets) to make everything strong enough and fit right without rubbing but definitely worth it!

The stock upper shock mount was not built to support the weight of the truck. I know RCDs kit just bolts the coilovers there without any extra support but I figured more can never hurt.

RCD kit gussets the shock tower. I was talking about the gussets on the upper arm mounts though. I've only seen that done on camburg trucks in the past. Just wondering what the intent was.
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RCD kit gussets the shock tower. I was talking about the gussets on the upper arm mounts though. I've only seen that done on camburg trucks in the past. Just wondering what the intent was.
Oh those are from when I increased my positive camber adjustment.
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Looks pretty sweet! Are you planning on strapping the front?
I didn't read the group buy thread, but are those internally limited to the proper length to keep things from binding on the down stroke?
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What do you mean by binding on the down stroke? Like unloading to its limit really quickly?
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Oh those are from when I increased my positive camber adjustment.
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I haven't seen that done before. Looks like it worked out well. Good job.
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I haven't seen that done before. Looks like it worked out well. Good job.
Thanks. Yeah, it did exactly what I wanted and has been holding up just fine.
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looks good man
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