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Apathy
04-08-2008, 12:49 PM
Best bang for your buck.

I want to move my front axle forward. But the coils and buckets I am using are going to put a damper on this, not enough space. I figure i can build a hoop easier and get more clearance for the steering box.

What would you use?
Not looking for a desert racing shock, just something that will last a while and not break the bank

[cheers]

521 Ford
04-08-2008, 01:23 PM
I am totally stoked, I just got my coilovers in, been waiting a few weeks and will post pics soon. I called Craig at Baja North in Kamloops, he ordered me a set from Radflo, they come with eibach springs. Basically half way between a king prerunner and king race. http://www.radflo.com/ good quality components, all rebuildable.

jonny6door
04-08-2008, 07:18 PM
ive got Fox pro series 2.5 with remote resevoir and i love them. going over washboard and bumpy roads it like as smooth as a caddy on the highway. and thre is nothing better for flexing. mine were about $700 a corner. that was 3 years ago.
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Apathy
04-09-2008, 09:50 AM
700 per corner?.. OUCH!

I paid 150 delivered for my coils.. per pair

Kinslayer
04-09-2008, 11:30 AM
700 per corner?.. OUCH!

I paid 150 delivered for my coils.. per pair

Welcome to the world of coilovers bud. you know those ones that B has in that there shop? They were as expensive as each of the other items that no one knows about that are also around in a vaguely truck shaped pile in the shop of unknowingness..

Apathy
04-09-2008, 11:52 AM
ya, i would expect 400 per corner.. but not 700!

Kinslayer
04-09-2008, 12:15 PM
you could potentially get some more basic ones for cheaper i'd suspect.. like non-adjustable etc etc Ask B, he'll know fer sure.

Apathy
04-09-2008, 12:41 PM
thats why this post is here.. still waiting for B or mikey or the likes to chime in. Can get Fox for 300 each.. then the coils are cheap..... er

jonny6door
04-09-2008, 05:57 PM
trent at Truckworks just got some kings. but they were only the 2.0 series. i wouldnt get annything but 2.5's personally. he paid $400 a corner with coils. eibach coils are around $80 a piece and you need 8 so... you can call king directly and buy them straight from the manufacturer, so they are cheaper. thats what trent did. i dont think fox will sell direct.
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jonny6door
04-09-2008, 06:01 PM
the reason mine were so expencive was because i got the 2.5 series(cuz i have a fullsize) and i got the remote resevoir. the 2.0's are about 400 then remote resevoir +$100, 2.5 series +$100. plus 2 coils per coilover+$160...
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Apathy
04-10-2008, 09:28 AM
thanks johny.. I only need 4. The coils i have in the back are staying. just want to do coil overs up front. my rear end works PERFECT!

B
04-10-2008, 10:09 AM
thats why this post is here.. still waiting for B or mikey or the likes to chime in. Can get Fox for 300 each.. then the coils are cheap..... er


ur in the states u know u can do them cheaper than me what's up bro ?


fox 2.0 remote rez 365 each plus coils ...
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Apathy
04-10-2008, 10:27 AM
wasn't looking for price B.. just opinions on best bang for buck.
And that price isn't bad. about the same as i can do.. +/- 20 bucks

looks like fox are going to be the way to go.

B, with my rig.. you think 2.0's would be ok, or should i go with the 2.5's?

appreciate the infor guys.. keep it comming.

This time next year.. my rig is going to be.. a little bit more.. umm.... you'll see!!!





















3 link front, coil overs, duel cases, twin sticked, (hopefully D60 front)

KINGCRUISER
04-10-2008, 10:37 AM
[49] Coilovers and a 60[36]

Apathy
04-10-2008, 10:43 AM
ya.. HPD60 front.. True HI 9 out back..


hope this comes together.
I"m collecting parts this summer.

B
04-10-2008, 01:17 PM
the 2.o will be just fine for ur set up bro ...[5][5][5][5][5][5][5][5] ...

Apathy
04-10-2008, 01:21 PM
sweet.

anybody have experience with the dynatrac coil over shocks?.. they are cheaper than fox.

http://dynatrac.com/products_sstshocks.html

jonny6door
04-10-2008, 03:44 PM
sweet.

anybody have experience with the dynatrac coil over shocks?.. they are cheaper than fox.


thats because those are shocks not coilovers. those are ment to replace only the shocks on a leaf/coil sprung vehicle.
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Apathy
04-10-2008, 03:49 PM
:dontknow: thats because those are shocks not coilovers. those are ment to replace only the shocks on a leaf/coil sprung vehicle.


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teach me to pay closer attention to what i'm looking at.

how did i fuck that up? I know better :dontknow:

B
04-10-2008, 03:52 PM
dude ive done considerable home work on the coilover's ... im waiting to see the foa's but if none of the race team's are gonna run em im staying away as well we do demand a lot from them as well as ballitic is supposed to be coming out with em

how many years and millions does fox have there product's .. enought said for me ...

[cheers] ...

Apathy
04-10-2008, 04:02 PM
Fox does appear to have the best bang for buck.. and they are everywhere.

i'm just learning about them.. therefore this thread.

I'm gonna need something in range of 300 Lbs/in.
My front coils now are 236/375 duel rate

I've hear that duel rate springs are "not for rockcrawling".. i think that is a little bit of BS.. as it lets them open more but it does limit uptravel (higher coil trying to compress)

Kinslayer
04-10-2008, 04:26 PM
I'd say they arn't for HARDCORE rock-only crawling.. they would perform like progressive coils - tighter as you get to the limit which provides better on road performance..

jonny6door
04-10-2008, 07:40 PM
im running 400 over 500 # springs. there is also an adjustable collar on the coilover body that lets you adjust the progressiveness of the travel. so when you get thru say 8" of the 12 inch travel, the coilspacer inbetween the coils will hit the collar and change the active spring rate from 225 # to 500# to prevent bottoming. if you dont know, i got 225 as the spring rate because when you run 2 coils ontop of eachother, the spring rate is changed. ie, running 1 500# spring takes 500 lbs to compress one inch. but if you run 2 500# springs, if 500 lbs is applied each spring compresses 1 inch for a total of 2 inches, which means it only takes 250 lbs to compress one inch. therefor the active spring rate is only 250# for 2 500# springs. to calculate active spring rate, add up the number of both springs and devide by 4. or just half each spring rate and find the average. ie, half of 500 is 250, half of 400 is 200, the avg. is 225. 225 is what im running and i have a heavy full size truck, and the suspension is sorta medum stiffness. i like it. trent is running 300 over 300 on a 70's land cruiser so thats a spring rate of 150# and it feels like a dirtbike. super soft. i would say if you put a spring rate of 300# on a pathfinder it would ride like a dump truck. you need something like 180-210#.
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Apathy
04-10-2008, 08:23 PM
my rig is 5k loaded

TWOZEROFOUR
04-10-2008, 09:13 PM
fuck, im learing... thanx for the info Johnny...

also stand next to the 6dr.. there's a lot of metal there [cheers]

jonny6door
04-10-2008, 10:16 PM
http://www.f-o-a.com/calculator.html

there is a calculator for figuring out what spring weight you need for you truck. you will need acurate measurements and SPRUNG weight(not the total weight of the vehicle) for acurate calculations.


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jonny6door
04-10-2008, 10:20 PM
also for calculating the final spring rate.

http://www.proshocks.com/calcs/2spgrate.htm
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