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Fox coilover + lift block?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Jkohler, Apr 18, 2013.

  1. Apr 18, 2013 at 10:08 PM
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    Jkohler

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    Hey all, I am looking to purchase some fox 2.0 coilovers soon and was wondering if I could have a 3 inch lift block on top of it to have a 6 inch lift? Would this cause any problems? Right now I have bilstein 5100 height adjustable shocks in combination with a lift block, toytec upper control arms, and fabtec 6 inch lift spindles. It pretty much rides like a tank :/ I have actually blown out 3 of the bilstein shocks in two different incidences. I believe this is because I have extremely low down travel on the shock, and if I jar it hard, it makes an unpleasant sound and hard hit. Any suggestions or advice? I am looking to spend around $1,000 bucks. It is my daily driver and weekend warrior. I took it down to moab this year for the safari and took it on steel bender and golden spike and did well.
     
  2. Apr 18, 2013 at 10:19 PM
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    Nope 3" is the max unless you do a drop bracket or a body lift.
     
  3. Apr 18, 2013 at 10:21 PM
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    Im not sure what you mean by lift block. I'm not an expert on lifts but I have 5" drop bracket with strut spacers and I put on Icon coilovers. It improved my ground clearance and added some height. What are your CV's looking like right now?
     
  4. Apr 18, 2013 at 10:22 PM
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    Thats what I dont really understand because I have 6 inches of lift on it right now..What would be the dangers/problems with using a block on top of the coil over?
     
  5. Apr 18, 2013 at 10:25 PM
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    A block is a round metal 3'' puck that goes between where the coilover and bracket where the coilover bolts in on the top
     
  6. Apr 18, 2013 at 10:27 PM
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    And the cv's aren't terrible, they are at a little bit of an angle. I replaced them about 20,000 miles ago and have had no issues so far. I just got back from moab as well.
     
  7. Apr 18, 2013 at 10:29 PM
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    How do you have 6" lift spindles with a 4wd :confused:
     
  8. Apr 18, 2013 at 10:30 PM
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    Sounds like he has a drop bracket already...
     
  9. Apr 18, 2013 at 10:33 PM
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    He must then i guess you could stack a 3" block on the co's if in fact you do have a drop bracket.
     
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  10. Apr 18, 2013 at 10:38 PM
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  11. Apr 18, 2013 at 10:38 PM
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    throwing a block/spacer/or whatever on the FOX's is like pouring ketchup on a Ribeye... ya just don't do it.....:notsure:
     
  12. Apr 18, 2013 at 10:38 PM
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    OP, I'd like to see pics of your front suspension. I'm very confused lol
     
  13. Apr 18, 2013 at 10:39 PM
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    K Pics coming in the morning
     
  14. Apr 18, 2013 at 10:39 PM
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    Yea maybe its semantics but I don't understand if we are talking about the same thing. Can you post some pics of the truck?
     
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    The truck looks like it has 6" of lift with something smaller than 35s.
     
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    That is a drop bracket 6" lift and it rides like crap because you have the stage one you need to get stage 2 coil overs for a better ride. They get rid of that spacer you have and are the full lenght.
     
  17. Apr 18, 2013 at 10:43 PM
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    Yes. Looks like you have a drop bracket. You can run aftermarket coilovers just fine with most of these, although I don't know anything about that kit specifically.
     
  18. Apr 19, 2013 at 6:40 AM
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    Heres some pictures I snapped this morning of what I have.
    Is this a Drop Bracket Lift? As far as I know the aftermarket mods are as follows: new cross members, after marked 6'' spindles, aftermarket upper control arms, replacement bilstein 5100 adjustable shocks on 2nd setting, 3'' spacer (was originally a 6'' spacer if you can believe it, cut down to 3") differential/3rd member drop kit, rear driveline SYE drop kit, and aftermarket sway bars. This is my first yota, I have always had jeeps with solid axles so IFS is a new thing to me and I have been learning as I have been going. I should probably clarify that when I bought the truck it had what I was told was a truck outfitters lift. I have replaced everything except the cross members.

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    That is a drop bracket lift.
     
  20. Apr 19, 2013 at 8:11 AM
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    Glad we figured that out haha. I am fairly new to IFS lifts. This might be a stupid question, but how does a DB lift work? Is there a way to tell how much of a DB lift I have? What would be the best coilovers to go with this DB to get a 6'' lift? Do I need to buy 6'' lift coilovers?
     
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