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there is defiantely a cool factor, but the ride is so much better with the coilovers,

In my shakedown run i drove 1000 miles the day after the alignment, it rode super sweet and defianately was a great improvement on ripply sections over the Tbars, even though it was in a bad snow storm, but it sure helps keep the wheels firmly on the road,
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yeah I caught hell trying to get them installed with them pre-loaded....nice try bud...
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yeah I caught hell trying to get them installed with them pre-loaded....nice try bud...
Like I said, it can be done, but it makes the install a pain. So did you get it done?
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i would say the #1 reason, hands down.. is ground clearance.. I wheeled with Jacob when he had his SL and he got hung up EVERYWHERE on those damn t-bars.. now with the c/o's his truck does a ton better.
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definately cleans up under the rig, , lots more clearance, ,
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KLC yeah my truck is done already....I'm having some issue's though with the brakes. When I go to back down my driveway (which is pretty steep) and I turn my wheel's left to turn and go, my brake pedal goes to the floor, once I straighten out, and I press the pedal once, it's hard as a rock. So my first thought was it wasn't bled correctly, which it is now....but it still does it. So I think maybe the brake line is pinched at full lock, but I don't know how to get rid of the problem. If I shorten the lines up to get the slack out, then when I'm at full droop it will snap the line. Do you have any pictures of how your mounted your brake lines? I got the same one's jacob had (jeep TJ) which are around 2 inches longer than the stock lines. But I'm kinda stuck. Anyone shed some light on this...has anyone had the same problem? Thanks....oh and sorry to jack your thread.
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KLC yeah my truck is done already....I'm having some issue's though with the brakes. When I go to back down my driveway (which is pretty steep) and I turn my wheel's left to turn and go, my brake pedal goes to the floor, once I straighten out, and I press the pedal once, it's hard as a rock. So my first thought was it wasn't bled correctly, which it is now....but it still does it. So I think maybe the brake line is pinched at full lock, but I don't know how to get rid of the problem. If I shorten the lines up to get the slack out, then when I'm at full droop it will snap the line. Do you have any pictures of how your mounted your brake lines? I got the same one's jacob had (jeep TJ) which are around 2 inches longer than the stock lines. But I'm kinda stuck. Anyone shed some light on this...has anyone had the same problem? Thanks....oh and sorry to jack your thread.
I've heard of it, I think it was Lee's brother? Maybe Lee? Idk, but i heard of it and never really came to a conclusion. sooooo you're not the only one.
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You have an Explorer, right? Do you have any lift? I ask because the Ranger's work differently with the Superlift. You can't just jack up the lower arm until it meets the eyes when the coilover is preloaded. The coilover will extend past the brackets when they are preloaded. You can get it to work, but it is much harder because you have to compress the coilover with a breaker bar.




okay , looked at this again this morning and had a wtf moment,, okay , if the a arm will not go down far enough for the coilover to be just set into place and than the a arm jacked up to it, something is really wrong there,,,unless you are being stopped by a limit strap the a arm should drop down all the way
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