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Coil overs, what do you recommend?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by trayday, Jul 18, 2016.

  1. Jul 18, 2016 at 5:22 PM
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    I have the 7" BDS lift with the factory springs and Bilstein 5100's. I messed up my springs while driving off the pavement and now they're a bit compressed. I'm looking to upgrade to some coil overs so hopefully I don't run into this problem again. So far I've looked at the BDS and Bullet Proof's C/O's while keeping the 7" and not re-doing my setup besides eventually the UCA's. I'd like to hear your input.
     
  2. Jul 18, 2016 at 5:44 PM
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    You already have coilovers. The truck comes stock with coilovers. The BDS kit just adds s preload spacer and an extension to the lower shock mount. Not entirely sure what you are trying to fix but a photo would help.

    If you are looking for premium coilovers (something rebuildable, tunable, and height adjustable with preload) King and Fox also are options.
     
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    Premium, something with a stronger spring. Shouldn't be the shocks, I have less than 10k miles on the setup and the shocks are dry. It's mainly a bunch of rubbing that wasn't there before.
     
  4. Jul 18, 2016 at 7:06 PM
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    I'm running fox 2.5 coil overs with 2.5 triple bypasses in the front. I love mine and they take a beating!
     
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  5. Jul 18, 2016 at 7:08 PM
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    Hard to go wrong with a properly tuned King or Fox.
     
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    As far as the two companies who have the most experience and R&D behind their products. King and fox are going to be tough to beat. Unless you can talk ohlins into building some offroad shock porn
     
  7. Jul 18, 2016 at 7:43 PM
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    New coilovers won't fix rubbing. None of the geometry changes.
     
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  8. Jul 18, 2016 at 7:55 PM
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    The rubbing didn't happen until after the damaged parts.
    Do you know if with these brands that I'll be able to keep my clearance? I looked at the Kings but couldn't find that info.
     
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    You can have them make you anything your heart desires if you want. Considering you're just running 5100's all you'd need is the OEM replacement coil overs from them which are just stronger and more serviceable and tunable. OEM Replacement means same length your current ones are without the propensity to break as easily. They come in all shapes and sizes.
     
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    Again. Photos of said damaged parts? I've hucked my pile of shit all over the place and broke all kinds of shit, but never a coilover.

    As @bandit said, King and fox will build you whatever the hell you want. But it requires a lost art of using your phone as a phone...to call a vendor, not click to buy. If you need suggestions on real shock resellers, I have suggestions. But its up to you and what you want to achieve. I've got over 4 grand in just shocks in my toy truck, and none of it was availible as an off the shelf purchase on a web site.
     
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  11. Jul 18, 2016 at 8:19 PM
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    I'm right there with you....you want fancy shit....Gotta make phone calls. It's so worth it in the end though :D
     
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    I have no idea what you are taking about :anonymous:

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    :anonymous::boink:
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    2.5 front and bypass?
     
  15. Jul 18, 2016 at 8:29 PM
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    Fox vs King :duel:

    Aww who am I kidding :cheers: :drunk:
     
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    Yup
     
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    I didn't know that the companies would build per request, this is good to know. I was talking with another member earlier about buying his coil overs when he upgrades and replacing my current suspension isn't on the top of my list, but I'll start looking.
     
  19. Jul 18, 2016 at 9:11 PM
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    When you are ready for real shocks, Look up a company called Downsouth Motorsports. Talk to Micah and he will help you with whatever brand you want. If you want a good discount, tell him I sent you and tell him to eat a dick. That's like shock contra code. Up up down down left right left right b a start.
     
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    Good to know, thanks. I'm about saving a buck when I can. I might do it just for the hell of it..
     
  21. Jul 18, 2016 at 9:49 PM
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    As the others have stated, need to make some calls. Now the lift you have just uses the factory strut system if I remember correctly. Any of the 0-3" King or fox shocks will bolt right in.

    However, I haven't put eyes on a lift like yours in a few years, so I could be more screwed up than a soup sammich.
     
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    You're correct, uses the factory setup. I'm in need of new springs as well, something more durable; this is the reason that I'm planning on using an after market setup. After I install my bumper, winch, and light bar, the C/O's should be next.
     
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  23. Jul 19, 2016 at 10:16 AM
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    While my welds cool in the garage, I have a few minutes to chat.

    Then a good set of Kings/Fox will do nicely. The even better part is you can get the estimated (or actual) weight you are adding with the winch, bumper and light bar so you can get the right springs for the weight/ride height you want.

    Remember....eat a dick for a good discount...@jberry813 you're fucking hilarious.
     
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    Not as cool as Long Travel but Icon makes pretty good stuff.
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  25. Jul 19, 2016 at 10:31 AM
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    ADS Suspension also makes some great shocks.
     
  26. Jul 19, 2016 at 10:33 AM
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    God do they ever. The internals are a work of art. Probably the best machining I've seen in shocks
     
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    Yep. I may have went that route on my Jeep if I wouldn't have just went with Kings. There are a few guys I know that run them. If you can spring for them, might want to look into them OP.
     
  28. Jul 19, 2016 at 10:40 AM
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    Toytec coilovers are nice too. No res.
     
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    Which ones? The only Toytec coilovers that are in the same spectrum as the ones we're discussing are the Boss 2.5 Performance series. They are just Sway-A-Way shocks with their logo etched in.
    But those of us who don't live in an arid environment refer to them as Stay-A-Ways or Rust-A-Ways.
     
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