- March 23, 2003
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- 2008 XLT Ironman
What I don't understand is why with lifting these vehicles, everyone goes all whacky because the factory coilovers appear similar to struts due to having that top bearing plate. Why does truxx spacer go IN coilovers requiring they be taken apart necessitating the use of a spring compressor??? Why not put a spacer between the top of the bearing plate and frame mount ("shock tower") and retain full travel of factory coilovers?
Don't get me wrong, I am not knocking your work in any way, I think you did an awesome job getting your vehicle the way you want it and attaining more flex! I just want to make sure others don't think they need to go trough everything you did, just to get a better ride out of their rig.
I am actually planning a suspension mod to get a little lift if availability of everything works out: ProComp's new prorunner adjustable coilovers for F-150 and swap springs for lower rate and see if I can have them custom valved a little softer. I still need to get some measurements, but almost certain I can make 'em work, and for around $100 a piece, cheaper than factory replacement coilovers!
Thanks for the info, Ronin8002. I had seen a post a looooong time ago, when the truxx spacers first were gaining popularity on here, and I remember it saying you needed to take the "strut" apart utilizing a spring compressor. Maybe that was an error or they were referring to something else going off on some tangent, anyways.... Glad to know people aren't over thinking the simple concept of a spacer lift. There is a simpler solution to the bind between the spring and UCA... Get the BTF extended UCA's with uniball. Ends up cheaper, and smoother install, than going whole hog custom adjustable coilovers. Also, no fabrication needed. Although, if your existing shock-and-spring assemblies are worn out and needing replacement anyway, guess it's not that much more money to step up to the adjustables, and a good excuse to spend some quality time with the "girlfriend-in-the-garage"!
There is a simpler solution to the bind between the spring uand UCA... Get the BTF extended UCA's with uniball. Ends up cheaper, and smoother install, than going whole hog custom adjustable coilovers. Also, no fabrication needed
I finally got the lower mounts the way I want, you can see the coilover is very close to be ing the same angle as the factory one.
Nice work...that looks really good.
I'm putting together a 3" body lift project for my truck...when I've finished it I'll probably redesign my mounts again to reduce the angle on the suspension parts a bit as well.