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What the hell? I'm not being a dick, I was just curious. God people on this site need to get off their man periods.
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What the hell? I'm not being a dick, I was just curious. God people on this site need to get off their man periods.
ha well its hard to not take what you said as being a dick, no worries man, i hate people who lift there truck or put money into that just make it a road warrior, why put money into it if thats all its going to do.......
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i think if you get some blisteins you would be set but its your truck so just make sure you post pics of when you get them installed. if you need help ill give you a hand
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will do, im more than likely going to be installing them up in ny though, thanks for the offer though
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xp, Did you paint your rims or something?

I've got the same kind, but mine are a lot lighter gray.
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ya i painted them with that rim paint, works real good, looks alot better imo
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ya i painted them with that rim paint, works real good, looks alot better imo
They look a lot better dark, that's for sure!!
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Its all good man, I can see how what I said could have come across the wrong way. I was just curious on how you use truck since I haven't seen you post pics and stuff. Those rims do look awesome!
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ya i dont have alot of pics, just got a new computer so dont have any new ones.....thanks for the compliments on the rims, i try my best to make my truck look alittle different from all the other ones......
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haha are you kidding?????? why would i jump a truck thats not built to???? thats just retarted and askin to break ****, my truck spends more time in the dirt that half the truck on here i can assure you that, go get a transfer case than come talk to me........
I never broke anything directly related to jumping.. the coil over may or may not have been due to it.

$500 seems like a huge hit for 2 shocks, hell i got 2 Fox coil overs for 435.
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trust me if there was someway i could put fox coilovers on there i would......
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I have 2 laying in my garage that I just took the coils off of.. that I dont need anymore.
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well like i said, i dont think its possible.......if there was a way id prob try......
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there's a way, its just gonna cost money lol.


you would have to find a place, or if you can do it.. make a hoop for it after you cut out the stock shock tower, then make a braket for the LCA, you could answer everyone's question about "can I have coil overs with stock suspension?"
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oh so tempting buttttttt, i just dont think i would be able to pull it off with the stock arms and cv's.......it would have to be such a short travel kit it wouldnt be worth it and even if i did id still prob put as much money into as buying the dixon bros lt kit......would be a fun project though, just dont think it would reek the benifits
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I had them on my RCD kit.. 8" travel shocks, they were mounted on stock arms.
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oh so tempting buttttttt, i just dont think i would be able to pull it off with the stock arms and cv's.......it would have to be such a short travel kit it wouldnt be worth it and even if i did id still prob put as much money into as buying the dixon bros lt kit......would be a fun project though, just dont think it would reek the benifits
You can do it pretty easily, you just need the brackets from RCD for the coilover mounts. Then just a shorter coilover, you can get the brackets for under 200. Look at MudSlanger's thread, he has all that info in there. I planned on putting coilovers on my stock Edge but I think I'm going to go ahead with the 4x4 swap.
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Dont listen to these guys. I have yet to find someone who was unhappy with the Camburg Resi kit. Everyone Ive talked to that has had it has said it was well worth the cash.
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ya thats what im sticking with, cant go wrong, and it really isnt that much money for what you will get......cant wait to get them in
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Reservoir shocks are good for any vehicle that uses a shock. The purpose of a reservoir is to increase available surface area for cooling of the shock oil. When the piston (shock) is compressed, the nitrogen compresses within the shock, pushing the oil into the reservoir to be cooled more effectively than when the oil is compressed inside the shock body. When the shock returns to it's ride height state (rebounds) the floating piston in the reservoir pushes the oil back into the body. Anything that uses shocks can make use of a reservoir.

New shocks and leaves are not going to get you close to even achieving a mid-travel kit performance. They'll help dampening a bit, but you are still limited to stock components.

The only reason travel is freed up in Camburg's kit is because the stock shock acts as both a dampening device and as a crude "limit strap" if you will. Without the limits of the shock, the susp. will droop more. Be careful not to confuse this with performance, as you have to take into account the stress put on the ball joint by the added down travel (hence the limit straps Camburg installs on your stock lower arms).

New shocks will NOT lift your truck unless they are basically solid valving or are seized, which would serve no purpose whatsoever.

Vehicles that aren't set up for rugged terrain and jumping shouldn't be run that way, period. Like I said before, new shocks don't equal automatic performance.

With that, Scott, Jerry, Jeremy, and everyone at Camburg is a great group of guys that won't let you down. Great product and great service (I have had their 6.0 kit, bought Glassworks through them, and now have their race L/T kit, etc.). Haven't had much communication with Scott in a while (school) but my name may still hold some weight around there as I used to advertise on forum sites for them. Tell Scott that Trent recommended you and he might give you a discount, just be sure to say I told you about it to get it. Good luck and hope you find what you need.

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There is a difference between getting more travel and using the travel you have better. I'd rather have 8" of quality travel than 12" of travel and a truck that doesnt work.

I ran the 7100's on a spindle lift and loved it, liked it better than when i had the 6.0 dual shock kit. I shouldnt have sold them before i did the 6.0, but oh well.
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Reservoir shocks are good for any vehicle that uses a shock. The purpose of a reservoir is to increase available surface area for cooling of the shock oil. When the piston (shock) is compressed, the nitrogen compresses within the shock, pushing the oil into the reservoir to be cooled more effectively than when the oil is compressed inside the shock body. When the shock returns to it's ride height state (rebounds) the floating piston in the reservoir pushes the oil back into the body. Anything that uses shocks can make use of a reservoir.

New shocks and leaves are not going to get you close to even achieving a mid-travel kit performance. They'll help dampening a bit, but you are still limited to stock components.

The only reason travel is freed up in Camburg's kit is because the stock shock acts as both a dampening device and as a crude "limit strap" if you will. Without the limits of the shock, the susp. will droop more. Be careful not to confuse this with performance, as you have to take into account the stress put on the ball joint by the added down travel (hence the limit straps Camburg installs on your stock lower arms).

New shocks will NOT lift your truck unless they are basically solid valving or are seized, which would serve no purpose whatsoever.

Vehicles that aren't set up for rugged terrain and jumping shouldn't be run that way, period. Like I said before, new shocks don't equal automatic performance.

With that, Scott, Jerry, Jeremy, and everyone at Camburg is a great group of guys that won't let you down. Great product and great service (I have had their 6.0 kit, bought Glassworks through them, and now have their race L/T kit, etc.). Haven't had much communication with Scott in a while (school) but my name may still hold some weight around there as I used to advertise on forum sites for them. Tell Scott that Trent recommended you and he might give you a discount, just be sure to say I told you about it to get it. Good luck and hope you find what you need.
i believe i talked to scott yesterday but when i call again ill see how important you are.........def not looking for anything crazy by any means but im just not looking to spend the money on the drop bracket kits and still have the same amount of performance and the same size tire and just achieving a higher center of gravity, for where i drive my truck it doesnt make any sense, i agree shocks will not lift but from the few people i have talked to for some reason they said there truck sat alittle maybe 1 inch higer in the front but there could have been something else to blame that on, im already cranked so im not looking for anymore height, thanks for all the good info though......
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Keep the stock sway bars on the truck and get a 6.5" travel pin top Fox shock. They are made for the front of a VW beetle (baja bug). They will bolt right into your stock upper shock mount but you have to build a lower to clear the axle. I know this cause I did it. Valve the **** out of the shock and then put a pair of rear Ranger bump stops in the front. Yes bigger rubber bump stops.

No joke if you do this you will have a fun little truck. used to bomb the washes in Ocotillo and it did okay in glamis. Don't try to get more travel out of your front end, you will be buying $300 axles if you do. You will never have a truck that goes 40mph through whoops EVER with the stock front end. Know your limits.
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Keep the stock sway bars on the truck and get a 6.5" travel pin top Fox shock. They are made for the front of a VW beetle (baja bug). They will bolt right into your stock upper shock mount but you have to build a lower to clear the axle. I know this cause I did it. Valve the **** out of the shock and then put a pair of rear Ranger bump stops in the front. Yes bigger rubber bump stops.
The pin top VW shocks that I used are Bilstein 7100, part number B46-1085R for the reservoir shock (B46-1085S for the NON-reservoir version). Damping should be set to 360/80.

Shock travel is 6.65", wheel travel is limit strapped to about 8" because that's all the outer CV's can handle at full lock and full extension/compression.

As delivered, there will be interference at the upper hose fitting on the B46-1085R reservoir version. I did a heat and bend on the lip of the factory upper shock mount for clearance.







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