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My Suspension Purchase Experience

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by HBMurphy, Jul 20, 2009.

  1. Jul 20, 2009 at 10:45 AM
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    HBMurphy

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    EDIT: Bought a suspension from All Pro. Would I do it again. Hell yes
     
  2. Jul 20, 2009 at 11:39 AM
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    Set up sounds great! Good job on doing your research. Wish i knew about TW before i dropped coin into my truck. Oh well what's done is done. Get some pics of your truck when you get it all installed.
     
  3. Jul 20, 2009 at 12:42 PM
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    Now you just need to post pictures of the finished product. :)
     
  4. Jul 20, 2009 at 12:46 PM
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    Had tons on the Taco's.... new truck is pretty stock
    now lets see the truck! :D
     
  5. Jul 21, 2009 at 5:21 PM
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    good job.fox is awsome.
     
  6. Jul 21, 2009 at 7:32 PM
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    You have a 3 inch leaf pack? Lets see some pics!!
     
  7. Jul 21, 2009 at 7:51 PM
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    wat?
    :kissass: haha...congrats on the setup. all of my main suspension and all of my armor so far are from the
     
  8. Jul 21, 2009 at 8:33 PM
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    good job HBMurphy, nice write up...the peeps at all-pro were more then accomodating to both SiRMarlon and myself during my 2 day LT install at all-pro. can't go wrong with any of them or their customer service!

    i have the same exact setup that HBMurphy just purchased...
    3" All Pro Leaf Pack, Timbren Bumpstops, U-Bolt Flip Kit, and Fox Shocks
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    can't get any better in my opinion, the 3" leaf pack has some great flex on the trail and rides nice on the road..those rear adjustable Fox's are valved pretty much perfectly for our trucks. for each click to adjust the compression to make it harder or softer makes a huge difference. hint...i find the "3" setting the best overall. the Timbren bumpstops takes away that harsh bottom out and that distentive "thud" you hear everytime the rear hits hard.
     
  9. Jul 21, 2009 at 8:37 PM
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    Good to know. I am getting my truck back Thursday and I added a Deaver 3 inch leaf pack. I can't wait to drive it. What is the advantage of a u-bolt flip kit. I think Deaver sent me a regular u-bolt setup, not sure.
     
  10. Jul 21, 2009 at 8:40 PM
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    wat?
    added clearance under the axle is the biggie
     
  11. Jul 21, 2009 at 11:11 PM
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    I will post an update soon with the good, the bad and the ugly... and most importantly, the beauty! :D Right now typing with one hand. Front done (I have pics for write up but still don't have the rear shocks). Although I will go in detail when I get the use of my hand back, the biggest hassle was the adjustment and how high. I have the drivers side at 3.0" and the passenger side at 2.5". I can't do this justice with one hand - there are somethings that are done well with one hand, typing is not one of them! :eek:
     
  12. Jul 21, 2009 at 11:18 PM
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    I know I don't need to say this but...

    Just calling them as I see them - I'm not saying that they (AP) are the best = I have only had experience with about 5 dealers.. Are they perfect? No. Are they humble and willing to help when needed. Yes. Once again this is just my experience.
     
  13. Jul 21, 2009 at 11:21 PM
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    hey...i'm running a lot of their shit...i know...although my rear bumper will be armortech as well as the shackle kit
     
  14. Jul 21, 2009 at 11:27 PM
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    Yeah, your truck makes me sick :sick: ... with jealousy! Seing that LT on your truck makes me... :drool:
     
  15. Jul 22, 2009 at 12:16 AM
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    Agreed! The Timbrens are great w/ the leaf pack and the Flip Kit. I'm sure there is some other great stuff out there, good luck spending money on stuff thats not documented to ride/perform well.
     
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    Well, I've installed the front shocks and UCAs and now I have some awful noises on the passenger side. I've re-torqued all the bolts and I can't yet find what's going on. All Pro told me to set driver's side to 3.5" and passenger to 3.0" - It seemed way too extreme so I took them down to 3.0 driver and 2.5 on passenger and I still get the clunking sound. Hope to have the rear done next week and then we'll get 'er aligned again and see if we can find that ugly clunk!

    Oh yeah - I am certainly not as happy as I was when I thought I found the one solution - I just wish this whole process was as simple as it should be. I just hope that I can iron it out.

    EDIT: It started out with a clunk, still has a clunk but the ugliest of all Screeches came from the bumper rubbing the sheet metal.
     
  17. Jul 24, 2009 at 9:33 PM
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    I'm tellin ya dude, you need to put them down to 1.5" of thread above the adjuster ring. I had mine set to about 2" of thread above the adjuster ring and I had a really bad clunking noise whenever i would go over bumps and the wheels would kinda go off the ground. I then put them at 1.5" and it went away. Try setting them like I have them in this picture and see if the clunk deadens or goes away completely

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  18. Jul 24, 2009 at 9:48 PM
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    I'll go there. Did you have clunks on both sides or just one? How messed up is this. What size tires are you able to run? Thanks again for your help!
     
  19. Jul 24, 2009 at 9:57 PM
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    I had it on both side but it seemed worse on the passenger side. I'm running goodyear wranger duratrac 285/70/17, so 33", I had to do the normal trimming, and I am rubbing on the cab mounts only when going in reverse and turning the wheel or going forward over a big bump while turning. I would say just try putting them to the same place as mine, take it for a spin and see if you still hear the clunking, if you do then I dont think its the shocks.
     
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    I will -and as long as I can get the same size or equivalent meats in there, I'll be good.
     
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