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You cant do this if you don't already have all the drop bracketry.
So how about i jsut buy the drop downs from Superlift and then do the coil swap. And not buy the whole kit from superlift i have heard you can just buy parts of the lift.

This way i dont have to buy the RCD lift with the weak coil over shocks.

any suggestions to that?
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So how about i jsut buy the drop downs from Superlift and then do the coil swap. And not buy the whole kit from superlift i have heard you can just buy parts of the lift.

This way i dont have to buy the RCD lift with the weak coil over shocks.

any suggestions to that?
Only thing i can think of is it might actually be cheaper to buy the whole kit since this swap uses most of the parts from the kit. buying them individually might end up costing more.
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can you buy RCD's and say F the coil overs and have them cut the price?
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probably, call them and ask
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I called RCD you have to get the shocks with the kit being its all pre package blah blah..

So hmm.. any other ideas?

being i dont wanna pay for shocks i wont use and i dont even care to lift the back end. i just wanna do a coil swap on 4wd and lift the front.
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hey do you by any chance remember what your valving was on those? and the sp rate?


Ill find the info here in just a moment

EDIT: Valving is 70 over 50
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The only reason i did this mod is because after I bought the superlift kit a buddy of mine told me about doing a coil swap... I hated torsion bars and I hated how they were dropped down so low. MAde the truck look kinda funny. If i had no lift but wanted coils to begin with then i would seriously get the RCD kit instead. But since i wasnt about to remove my lift parts because all that was a PITA to put in and very time comsuming i decided to just go an easier route and that was install the coils but keep all my SL parts still in. Also to avoid spending money on a whole new lift kit! The coils are still running strong, had to adjust them a few times because of the sagging but they are all settled and look great! Love them, worth every penny!
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got any pics of your truck...
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Have you even looked through the thread
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Why isnt this a sticky yet, grrrr haha
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hey i need one question where does the limit straps get attached? or how to u mount em. i like alot the idea of the coilver instead of the t-bars
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another thing.. to do the coilover swap what do i need... not gona lift it.. just let it be just as if i had cranked my bars....
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So you dont need these (in the red circles)? Sorry, I'm not too familiar with the RCD kit.
those are kicker braces for the drop down brackets, that would be the only reason u need them is if u are running drop downs xmembers
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hey, thats my sick a$$ photoshop job circling those brackets. lol
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You don't need those with a superlift and coil overs. The superlift drops down less than the RCD making you not need them.

All they really do is reduce lateral movement, forwards and backwards. Plus people think they look sick.

Some toyota guys call my kit a "stage 2" lift kit.. whatever that means lol
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... lol...

can i use those same shocks even if i dont have superlift? or do i need another size? prolly ill use the 800 or 850 coils instead but thats it.. i guess.. ?


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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

With 12" coils...
im really into this mod i just need some money... hope i can try and get this for b-day lol! 2 bad it is not till 2 1/2 months....


oh another question.. where can i buy these.. cheap? cause i need to buy them in the us cause theres no way ill find them in costa rica.... and if i do they prolly be over twice the price.. lol...
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must bring to life....

Chris, did you have to use spacers in the shock eyelets? I'm scanning the 25 pages of this mod over at EF and not sure if spacers are needed for the 2.0x6.5 fox shocks. I know cmax had to do spacers, but he originally used 2.0x8.5.

Anyhow, only asking as my bilsteins are beginning to leak so time to replace. You also went with a 750lbs coilspring right? Have you had any settling? My 700s (or do I have 650s, I forget) on the original RCD units are about maxed on the threads.
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i had to use the spacers, then a few washers.

those "support" bars were a joke, such thin tubing.. if you hit something hard enough to move the cross member, those little bars wouldn't stop it.
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how'd you fab your spacers matt? And can they be simply made? I only ask as I've recently moved and all my crap is still in boxes or scattered about. Must restore method to my madness.
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spacers came with the shocks

you could get some small tube and cut it to the right length probably
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i used the spacers that came with the shocks and since the bolt was 1/2" i also used 2 washers in there to make it snug. worked out pretty good
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yea all i really did was take a couple washers for each side along with the spacers supplied with the Fox struts and put them in there... MAN was it a pita trying to align 2 washers and hold down on the A-arm and get the bolt through. WHEW. 2 person job FOR SURE.

I have the 750lbs coils but i do wish i would of went up to a stiffer coil. Im half way through the threads on my coils so i have PLENTY of room to work with there.

Im still running strong with no latteral braces... maybe if i want to be cool and run them ill fab up some brackets for them.

As for using the struts on a stock suspension. Doubt these struts would work for you.. I would find out the specs of the stock struts and go from there. But these struts are intended for the 3-5 inch lift of the RCD/superlift kit.
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yea all i really did was take a couple washers for each side along with the spacers supplied with the Fox struts and put them in there... MAN was it a pita trying to align 2 washers and hold down on the A-arm and get the bolt through. WHEW. 2 person job FOR SURE.
hell yea it was.
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yea all i really did was take a couple washers for each side along with the spacers supplied with the Fox struts and put them in there... MAN was it a pita trying to align 2 washers and hold down on the A-arm and get the bolt through. WHEW. 2 person job FOR SURE.

I have the 750lbs coils but i do wish i would of went up to a stiffer coil. Im half way through the threads on my coils so i have PLENTY of room to work with there.

Im still running strong with no latteral braces... maybe if i want to be cool and run them ill fab up some brackets for them.

As for using the struts on a stock suspension. Doubt these struts would work for you.. I would find out the specs of the stock struts and go from there. But these struts are intended for the 3-5 inch lift of the RCD/superlift kit.
Thanks for the heads up! I'm planning on going with 700s or 750s. I'm currently running 650s or 700s, I forget which.

Regarding stock suspension....no worries here, I'm RCD'd all the way around. None of this modding a superlift stuff for me.
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Id go 850's if i were youuuuuuu
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