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is anyone running the doetcsh coil overs?

Discussion in '5 Lug' started by 95 taco, Oct 28, 2012.

  1. Oct 28, 2012 at 1:56 PM
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    95 taco

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    sorta want to try them on my 95 but there expensive, and i can't find any used.
    i already have there spindles and i want i little more lift.
    part no. 666240
    heres a link to there website. http://www.doetsch-shocks.com/22.asp
     
  2. Oct 29, 2012 at 10:13 AM
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    Are you sure those work on a 5 lug? % lugs are Coils and shocks not coilovers so putting in a coilover would require modification (best place to read about this is on dropped taco stuff).

    Also from somebody who has been there and seen the problems with lifting 5 luggers, Personally I would keep it as is or skip straight into LT to ditch the lower ball joint/bj bracket. When you start lifting and changing the geometry of that suspension you are going to cause problems and break stuff (I broke 3 BJ brackets on the street and freeway, not even offroad).

    But on the note of if you really want to do it....

    How do you like the spindles? Do they seem solid? The owners are actually customers of mine and keep trying to trade me spindles for other stuff but I already have Fabtechs and theirs are cast too so I dont see a point in switching.

    Next time they are in ill ask if they would be a TW discount for their stuff, maybe save you at least a little bit.
     
  3. Oct 29, 2012 at 10:27 AM
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    i really like them, they're very solid and a lot beefier than the stock spindles.
    I think they're plenty strong enough to use with LT.

    cool, thanks. i might call marco and see if he can order just the springs and UCA's.
     
  4. Oct 29, 2012 at 11:53 AM
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    Problem is in the LCA and the Balljoint bracket. If you lift this thing have spares because they break pretty easy once the geometry is changed.
     
  5. Oct 29, 2012 at 11:56 AM
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    interesting, i didn't know that, maybe i shoud find a used LT kit. or have a shop fab up a custom stronger one. :notsure:
     
  6. Oct 29, 2012 at 2:19 PM
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    It would have to be a machined part and that would cost you a pretty penny. If you look for used LT be sure you are:

    1: Prepared for the maintenance cost. Initial cost is nothing. Read the stickies in the LT section

    2: Make sure the kit you buy eliminates that part. Some of the early TC kits didnt.
     
  7. Oct 29, 2012 at 2:44 PM
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    Not Coilovers.... but I ran their Prerunner shocks on my Jeep (front & rear) and they took an amazing amount of offroad abuse for years. In fact, they were still on the Jeep when I sold it.

    So...just some quality feedback for you.
     
  8. Nov 8, 2012 at 3:54 PM
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    the LBJ bracket i'm confident i can fab, and i think i might be able to have a guy at my dads work build a LCA exactly like stock just stronger.
    i read the stickie's and i won't go long travel unless i go to the desert more and think i would use it.
    thats good to know, thanks
     
  9. Nov 8, 2012 at 9:17 PM
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    i made a set for my truck. pics in my build.
     
  10. Nov 8, 2012 at 9:19 PM
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    i would also avoid the lift coils. shitty ride and alot of strain on stock parts
     
  11. Nov 8, 2012 at 10:13 PM
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    i'll have to look, thanks.
    a worse ride than spacers?
    if i have to i can have that guy build new parts, he builds his own parts for his truck.
     
  12. Nov 11, 2012 at 7:14 PM
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    a spacer just preloads the spring a little to provide lift. a lift coil cant be much longer than stock(if any) they just increase the spring rate=rough ride. extended shocks for the coils are also stiffer. which adds to the rough ride. leave the spindles and be done with it. remember this also you need and aftermarket uca with lift coils which means more $ and a change in suspension geometry which can result in bad tire wear because of camber change and bumpsteer
     
  13. Nov 18, 2012 at 4:31 PM
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    haha we all have pics of our broken lbj!
     
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    now it looks like i'll be going LT, after going to dunemont i need a truck that can run the whoops.
     
  16. Dec 1, 2012 at 11:36 AM
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    ^^those arent mine lol i swapped mine before they broke :D
     
  17. Dec 1, 2012 at 12:18 PM
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    i don't, i swapped mine for moogs when i put on the spindle lift.
     
  18. Dec 1, 2012 at 4:50 PM
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    not the balljoint itself but the bracket that attatches it to the lower arm
     
  19. Dec 1, 2012 at 4:59 PM
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    Oh, still need to build one.
     
  20. Dec 1, 2012 at 5:11 PM
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    not if you go lt. the next thing to go would be the spindles and lower ball joint
     
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