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Old 12-12-2009, 09:11 PM
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Default Coilovers with a 4in Superlift

I figured I'd start my thread for this project. Now that I finally have some free time to get started on this. I've had all the parts for over a month now. All I've been able to do is look at them and say..."That sure would look better on my truck!"

Anyway, I started today and got the shock buckets prepped for the gussets to be welded up. I'll get that done tomorrow morning, and then I'm going to tackle getting the coil-over's installed. I'll update this thread and post pictures in this first post that way everyone can see progress. So tomorrow evening expect to see some more pics. I'm posting what I have right now:

Mmmmmmmmmmmm yes......yes!!!!

New Brake Lines

Lower Brackets

Upper Brackets


Gusset Prep



This is what $60 worth of Grade 8 looks like:

Garage FLEX hahahahaha




UPDATE:
UPDATE:

Well I ran into some problems getting the install done tonight. First off we had welder issue's. Finally got that fixed, and got the
gussets welded on. They turned out pretty good. I recall from Casey's install he found out that the upper control arm hits the coil
at full droop. Which I found to be true on my truck as well. I found out on my truck (Casey chime in on this) the bump stop bracket
(I think) for the lower control arm is in the way. The coil actually hits it, in almost all of the travel up and down. So I'm going to have
to grind mine off. Casey I swear I don't remember having that problem when we installed your coilover's on your truck. Not only that but
I had to add 2 washer's inbetween the spacer's and bracket for the shock to tight. Let me also tell you guys when you do this install and
you go to drill your 3/8 holes and your 1/2 holes, make sure you have good drill bits. I had Snap-on Cobalts for 3/8. But I only had a 3/8
air drill with me. So I had to use generic 1/2 drill. OMG what a pain in the azz. Get good bits. And either get a corded drill or an air drill. Do
not try and do this with a battery powered drill. It will take forever. ONTO the pics:

Bracket's all primered:


Pictures of the gussets:




Teardown:

Shock removed:

Upper bracket installed:

Lower bracket installed:

Installation completed EXCEPT brake lines, limit straps and some grinding:


Here's the MOTHER F!$*$R bracket that the coil hits. I looked at Casey's pics that
I have and he doesn't have this bracket on his truck. So maybe this is 98-00? model
year thing? I dunno but I Have to grind mine off, to get the clearence. Well of course
I ran out cut-off wheels, and grind wheels. It's 8:45 at night.....so no luck. Also my
superlift kit came with a bracket that bolts to this piece. I know there was a bolt in there
and it was secure when I installed the kit, but now it's not there, and it's all FUBAR.



Here's a pic of the upper control arm hitting the coil at full droop (without limit straps)


That's all I have for now guys, I'm tired and worn out. I plan on hitting it again tomorrow after
work. Gotta get some more washer's and some grind wheels/cutoff wheels. So I'll post up again

Final UPDATE:

well it's done. Whew.....pain in the ass...but well worth it.

PASS side all done cept brake lines:

DRVR Upper bracket:

Bump stop bracket cut off (grinder, and cut-off wheels work, but if you have a torn/plasma TITS!


DRVR lower bracket:

DRVR side




New brake lines.....now before anyone starts crying, the LCA was at full droop when we bolt this
up and I plan on running straps an inch less than full bottom, so no worries. I'll have plenty of room
and not worry about ripping a brake line out:


LWR again:


Random:






Ok better half is 5'1:



Sorry the lights in the garage were making it hard to take pics....plus it was dark outside....I'll get more
tomorrow:








all done!
later.

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Old 12-12-2009, 10:55 PM
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is that blood on your UCA? lmao
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Old 12-12-2009, 11:37 PM
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is that blood on your UCA? lmao
Fail.

I want coil overs and greasable ball joints.
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Old 12-13-2009, 01:04 AM
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i like your really square step rails.
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Old 12-13-2009, 01:11 AM
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those are rock sliders
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Old 12-13-2009, 07:13 AM
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How far did you get on this

I am hoping to have mine done by Branson 2010
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Old 12-13-2009, 08:22 AM
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hahaha no it's not blood, just some grease.

Yeah they are rock slider's...I'm kinda partial to em too....LOL

I should be done this evening....Waitin for it to warm up a bit....

So I'll post some pics tonight
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Old 12-13-2009, 08:48 AM
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can't wait to see it all done, i have the same tool box as you, just throwin that out there
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Old 12-13-2009, 09:54 PM
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pics added
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Old 03-30-2012, 11:56 PM
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were you get the rock sliders? Did you make them?
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Old 03-31-2012, 04:52 AM
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were you get the rock sliders? Did you make them?
You bumped this thread for that?

The dude has 29 posts since 2009, I don't think he's gonna answer.
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