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Old 12-08-2009
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new form of coilover conversion hardware

ok B4 you guys start ripping me a new one, i HAVE searched and i havet found anyone evan mentioning this idea

My idea is to fab my own coilover conversion kit useing the same A-arm bracket as the new ORW A-arm mount but insted of the upper shock mount i want to fab my own version of the DIXON BROS RACING--- Ranger/Explorer 4wd Long Travel Suspension - Long Travel Suspensions - Dixon Bros Racing ---long travel upper shock mount assembly... the reason behind this is that i want to convert to coilover.. but i plan on getting the DBR kit anyway and i thought if i make the upper assembly, when i get the money for the controle arms and other goodies i can basicaly buy the kit with out the upper mount and stuff thus possibly makeing it cheaper!

so i was woundering if anyone has this kit and wouldent mind getting some detailed pics, drawings, and mesurments to help me with my planning
ill evan throw ya some stickers if you realy help me out

any advice and input would EXTREEMLY appreciated
and when/if i get these made i could prob make some for members if there interested!

Thank you very much
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i dont see how it would be cheaper at all...

so you want to build the mount run the ORW kit, then run coilovers, but then change all that out for some DBR arms, which you will still need to buy another set of coilovers and other items?

seems crazy to me.
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just save up and buy each piece then put it on at once instead of frankenstien-ing things along the way, cause in the end you will be paying less if you just wait
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Yeah I don't see how it'd be cheaper, you'd still have to buy all the DBR parts later. Not to mention you'd have to buy 2 sets of coilovers. If you want the DBR just start saving for it now and forget about the coilover conversion at this point.
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just save up and buy each piece then put it on at once instead of frankenstien-ing things along the way, cause in the end you will be paying less if you just wait
but "frankenstien-ing things" is where all the fun is at
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i dont see how it would be cheaper at all...

so you want to build the mount run the ORW kit, then run coilovers, but then change all that out for some DBR arms, which you will still need to buy another set of coilovers and other items?

seems crazy to me.
im just going to use the one bracket that bolts to the a-arm from ORW
then make the hoop so that i only have to buy one set of coilovers
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I'm pretty sure that the coilover the DBR kit uses will not fit with the factory upper arms in place. There just isn't enough room in there.
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Dude, don't waste your time and money. Do it right in the first place....just buy teh kit or settle without it ( SL or RCD or stock or total custom[which doesn't appear to apply to you]). Don't Jerry-rig the thing.
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I'm pretty sure that the coilover the DBR kit uses will not fit with the factory upper arms in place. There just isn't enough room in there.
it does... but it doesn't... 2.5" c/o with a 3" OD coil... there's enough room but not without sacrificing travel (most of it)...

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yeah your upper arms would have to be pretty much flat at all times to keep them from hitting the coil haha.
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this place does still appear to be making these kits..

Brenthel Industries | Long Travel Baja Kits - 98-2008 4WD Ranger & XLT
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this place does still appear to be making these kits..

Brenthel Industries | Long Travel Baja Kits - 98-2008 4WD Ranger & XLT
I'm like 99% sure they discontinued it due to the demand not being there... that's not to say they won't make it if someone wants it, but I guess they won't have the parts readily available until someone demands it... still a nice kit, though...

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it does... but it doesn't... 2.5" c/o with a 3" OD coil... there's enough room but not without sacrificing travel (most of it)...

Joey
yeah this is what i was thinking and i would just adjust them to there lowest point tell i get the arms

and i dont want to use that other brand because it is more expensive that the DBR kit
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omg, that Brenthel Industries kit looks amazing!!! id bet it would preform like a dream too.
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