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Advice and input on setup

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by SmEYELey, Feb 9, 2012.

  1. Feb 9, 2012 at 9:44 AM
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    SmEYELey

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    Hello everyone
    Well, ive been lurking around here for sometime and have a setup and need your guys advice. this truck is a daily drive but at least once a month I go to the desert and mess around. The setup I was thinking was this, coilovers with resi (not sure what brand but leaning toward king), tc uca, and spindle. My questions are this:

    1. I was thinking going with camburg spindles but was wondering with a stock rear I'm I going to get ridiculous reverse lean? I don't mind some but don't want to be looking at the sky all day while driving.

    2. I want to set the coilovers at 0 and want the spindles to do the lifting, what kind of ride is this going to be? Is this a good idea for baja like offroading?

    thats what I'm looking at right now. Just wanted to get some advice with all you smart people. Thank you for your input.:D
     
  2. Feb 9, 2012 at 9:52 AM
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    Spindles keep stock geometry and just move the hub down, so your ride will be stock quality. And if you dont lift the rear your front end will be 4" higher than it is now, so if the rear is only 1" higher than the front right now that would be reversed. You would be 3" higher in the front.
     
  3. Feb 9, 2012 at 10:04 AM
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    So even with different coilovers I shouldnt notice much ride difference in ride?
     
  4. Feb 9, 2012 at 10:59 AM
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    I have zero experience with coilovers but from what have heard they are way better than springs and struts...
     
  5. Feb 9, 2012 at 11:16 AM
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    The ride will be more firm and controlled. I'm not overly familiar with the valving and what options you can choose but that would obviously play into the ride you'll experience. You don't need new UCA's for alignment purposes because your stock geometry is retained with spindles. Is there another reason you're getting UCA's?

    As mentioned above, the front will be 4" higher than it is now.
     
  6. Feb 9, 2012 at 12:10 PM
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    Sweet you just saved me money pugga. I was getting uca for alignment purposes but I see what you guys are talking about with the spindles. I probaly get them but later on just to beef them up. Now I got to see what other spindles there are cause 3in higher seems to high. Then again I dont have the leaf tsb yet.
     
  7. Feb 9, 2012 at 3:21 PM
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    There are some spindles that are 3.5" but that is the smallest lift available... Maxtrac has the cheapest... they are 4" and $5-600. CST and Total Chaos are 3.5" but cost $1000+. Camburg has 4" and they are around $950.
     
  8. Feb 20, 2012 at 4:24 PM
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    just ordered my coilovers. but they said with coilovers no matter how low i set them i'll lift the truck an inch. anyone running this setup with coilovers and spindles but stock rear? if so please post a pic
     
  9. Feb 21, 2012 at 12:23 AM
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    also, i guess i'm going to be needing to get uca after all to keep the alignment good. anyone know where i can get some choas spindles for a good price?
     
  10. Feb 21, 2012 at 5:23 AM
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    What coilovers did you get? I'm pretty sure you can get coilovers that don't have any lift. The adjustable ones with no preload should put you at 0 lift and be a significant ride improvement.
     
  11. Feb 21, 2012 at 9:38 AM
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    I got kings with remote resis and ordered them from dsm
     
  12. Feb 21, 2012 at 9:41 AM
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    If DSM told you they'll lift the truck an inch, even with the preload collar all the down, I'd listen to them. I thought you could dial them down so you'd be at stock height.

    Very nice set-up by the way!
     
  13. Feb 21, 2012 at 9:49 AM
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    thanks pugga, now I'm torn between camburg or tc spindles. Plus now Im going to need to get uca as well
     
  14. Feb 21, 2012 at 9:53 AM
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    Even if you get 1" of lift, you won't need new UCA's for that. Stock still has enough adjustment to get your alignment within spec.
     
  15. Feb 21, 2012 at 10:05 AM
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    When I called dsm the other day I explained what I had and what I wanted and they recommended I get ucas if ima go the route I'm going
     
  16. Feb 21, 2012 at 10:09 AM
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    An aftermarket Uni-ball allows for better articulation and some have better clearance (don't stick out as far as the stock UCA's). Maybe someone with your set-up will chime in, I don't know all the ins and outs of spindles :eek:

    Nice setup, good luck with the build!
     
  17. Feb 21, 2012 at 10:43 AM
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    Ya before I install everything though I'm trying to picture the front being 4 inches higher then rear cause I dont want ridiculous reverse lean. on paper it sounds a lot but I'm thinking its not going to be that bad. Just need that find someone on here that can post pics of a similar setup
     
  18. Feb 21, 2012 at 10:54 AM
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    Worst case, get a couple jacks and jack the frame up so the top of the fender is 4" higher than it sits currently. Your stock suspension should droop quite a bit so your tires shouldn't be too far off the ground. It'll at least give you a visual of the reverse lean you'll have if no one has pictures.
     
  19. Feb 21, 2012 at 11:02 AM
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    Didn't even think about that. Good idea :D
     
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