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Leeper Coilover Resurrection by Marco at Down South MS

Discussion in 'Vendor Reviews' started by Amo-cat3, Jan 16, 2012.

  1. Jan 16, 2012 at 10:21 PM
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    Amo-cat3

    Amo-cat3 [OP] Wizard Sleeve Master

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    If anyone needs there coilovers rebuilt here in Hawaii I recommend contacting Marco at Down South Motorsports. His communication was awesome and they did an excellent job with the rebuild. The shipping from hawaii to them and back was not as bad as i expected, about $195 total. Here's how awesome the truck rides now:

    I put them back on this morning and what an unbelievable awesome smooth ride. I have a feeling the shocks were bad from when i first got them because they were nowhere this smooth and responsive when I first put them on. I had them cranked to almost three inches of lift - center of wheel hub to bottom of fender flare was 24.5" on both sides.
    Since they were re-built with Icon parts I assume Icons ride like this and if so I highly recommend buying Icons's. The digressive ride on the highway is so dam smooth, and the stopping and cornering is very responsive. The truck is very confident now with it's supercharger =-)

    For anyone who has a chance to buy blown Leepers for a decent price I say it's worth the rebuild. Also, when I took my coilovers off for rebuild I put my top plate spacer 3inch lift with my stock coilovers back on. Man that ride was so bouncy and it would roll pretty bad in the turns - pretty crappy ride compared to these rebuilt coilovers. So everyone - get coilovers they Rock!
    Thanks again Down South for your awesome service!!
     
  2. Mar 9, 2012 at 2:04 PM
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    GotLift37

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    i have a set of leepers that are needing a rebuild talked to DSM last august. i am now going to send mine off as soon as i get a response from them. now my ride will be smooth too i hope
     
  3. Mar 10, 2012 at 7:11 AM
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    Amo-cat3

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    They will be nice and smooth after rebuild. DSM will be fast and do good service. Are you cranking them out to 3" of lift?
     
  4. Mar 10, 2012 at 1:20 PM
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    im thinking yes that I will crank them to 3". havent had them on the 4runner yet. bought them used just sending them off for a rebuild
     
  5. Mar 11, 2012 at 8:30 AM
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    I read in your truck description line that your 4runner has a custom 5 inch suspension lift, and your gonna use the leepers with this? What's on there right now?
     
  6. Mar 11, 2012 at 9:51 AM
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    adjustable billys 5100 set at 2.5 and top plate spacer that lifts another 2.5"..
     
  7. Mar 11, 2012 at 10:04 AM
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    Are you going to put the spacers on the Leepers? I wouldn't recommend that, but looks like you been wheelin with that setup with no problems.
     
  8. Mar 11, 2012 at 10:41 AM
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    a lot of people dont recommend stacking lifts... no problems from it for me. just going to replace my lower ball joints as a precaution when the coilovers come back
     
  9. Mar 13, 2012 at 11:10 AM
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    Problems with bigger top plate spacers is that it makes the overall length of your shock longer, so when you bottom out in front the shock gets fully compressed before the bump stops touch. No bueno.
     
  10. Mar 13, 2012 at 10:09 PM
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    hmm... i got an idea..
     
  11. Sep 9, 2013 at 1:31 AM
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    Awesome I need to do mine and after reading this I'm excited! You still got your spacer lift?
     
  12. Sep 9, 2013 at 7:15 AM
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    GotLift37

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    no spacer lift anymore. i went to a 395/75/16 I think. 33.5 tire. took the spacer lift away. just have the leepers and New LCA. cranked the leapers up a little. clears the tires just fine.
     
  13. Sep 9, 2013 at 12:35 PM
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    My bad was asking AMO is he still had his spare spacer lift
     
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