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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...

This is the specs to my coil/shock setup... Now what shocks are you running now on your truck? Can anyone help me out here. My math is a little off when it comes to dropping a truck.
im using stock shocks right now
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hmmmm whats the length of travel on your stock shocks, do you know? and what size are your springs?
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truck looks great man. maybe some flex pics?
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I gotta go off roading first hahaha but ill get some
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Chris...dude.....truck looks pheonominal! DAMN it looks good. Finally....some pics of your truck that actually look good(quality of pic i mean). lol.

Oh...and your cousin. I need to find out what club she's workin' in....cuz i think i'm going there in Nov.
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Damn Chris that looks sick. Maybe I'll be doing this once I get my spindle lift as well...
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Thanks sir :) And probably when i retire from the military haha
where did you move in texas?

flex shots biach!
you dont have a BL do you?
thats how 35s and no BL is going to look for me eh? (after i get my 3rd ****in set of coils that is..)

minus my bed is cut and my fenders are going to get cut.

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where did you move in texas?

flex shots biach!
you dont have a BL do you?
thats how 35s and no BL is going to look for me eh? (after i get my 3rd ****in set of coils that is..)

minus my bed is cut and my fenders are going to get cut.
I lived in austin and then moved to phoenix for the Air Force. Flex shots are comin. I do believe I should install my limit straps before i go off flexin though haha. And yes this is just a Superlift with 35's and no BL. BL will come in the fall of this year so stay tuned
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hmmmm whats the length of travel on your stock shocks, do you know? and what size are your springs?
i have the stock shocks to too sure on the travel and i dont know what my springs are beside they are 2in drop springs
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i have the stock shocks to too sure on the travel and i dont know what my springs are beside they are 2in drop springs
You have coil springs and the OP had torsion bars. That means that almost everything in the front suspension setup is different, including the frame itself. While it should be possible to adapt coilovers to your truck, the specs and part numbers in this thread do not apply.
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i know this is dumb but will those RCD brackets work on 2wd TTB?? not sure if lower A-arm shock mount is in the same location.
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NO.

TTB's are already set up for coil springs...so no added bracing is needed. The RCD brackets add support to the shock towers as they will soon been used to hold the truck up. The bottom brackets bolt to the lower control arm, something that TTB's do not have either.
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ok maybe i have my TTB terminology wrong. Im runnin a 2wd 01 edge.... that make more sense?
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with fabtech spindles.
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ohhh...TTB is a 97 and older 4x4 setup. you have torsion bars. And yes, this thread applies to you. You have the same suspension as a 98+ 4x4.
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sweeet. thanks alot. def gonna do this set up. of course i know that i will have to get the FOX 2.0 x5.0 instead of the 6.5's to compensate for the lack of the drop bracket.
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hey do you by any chance remember what your valving was on those? and the sp rate?
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Okay i wanna know about the two bars you welded to the top of the shock tower.. are those enough to support the weight of the truck?

Where did those bars come from as in where were they supplied from?

Another is what is a recommended welder to use??

How long did this take and what was your final costs on this?
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If you look in the thread you'll see that he got the brackets and gussets from RCD. Actually read this entire thread before you move on to attempt the swap. If you don't know what welder to use you have a LOT more to learn before you try to mod your suspension in this degree.
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If you look in the thread you'll see that he got the brackets and gussets from RCD. Actually read this entire thread before you move on to attempt the swap. If you don't know what welder to use you have a LOT more to learn before you try to mod your suspension in this degree.
Hmm i suppose ill just buy all the parts and take it to my friend who is a welder for a living hahah. =]
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There ya go. I plan on doing this swap sometime, I just have to get my lift spindles first.
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Are there any downs to this mod??

And after doing this i can just go buy the drop brackets for my truck from superlift right? instead of getting the whole kit..

This way i can lift the front and leave the rear so my nose sticks up hehe..

any ideas?
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Hmm i suppose ill just buy all the parts and take it to my friend who is a welder for a living hahah. =]

If you don't already have a lift on your truck it would probably be more economical to just buy the rcd to begin with, rather then buy the superlift and then tack on a lot rcd parts and new coilovers.






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There ya go. I plan on doing this swap sometime, I just have to get my lift spindles first.
Trent don't forget you'll need coilovers that are much shorter since spindles won't change the geometry of the upper and lower arms. Theroretically you could do the coil over swap now and adding lift spindles later would have no ill effect.
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Are there any downs to this mod??

And after doing this i can just go buy the drop brackets for my truck from superlift right? instead of getting the whole kit..

This way i can lift the front and leave the rear so my nose sticks up hehe..

any ideas?
You cant do this if you don't already have all the drop bracketry.
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Trent don't forget you'll need coilovers that are much shorter since spindles won't change the geometry of the upper and lower arms. Theroretically you could do the coil over swap now and adding lift spindles later would have no ill effect.
I know, I'm just saving up to do it all at once, coilover swap in the front then Expo axle in the rear with skyjacker leafs.
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