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Rear Suspension Options with poll

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by rsbmg, Apr 27, 2012.

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Rear Suspension Options

Poll closed May 27, 2012.
  1. Defined Engineering Stage 1 Kit

    25 vote(s)
    34.2%
  2. AllPro Offroad Complete rear suspension

    21 vote(s)
    28.8%
  3. Keep it Stock the TSB and bro look is in

    9 vote(s)
    12.3%
  4. Another option not on your list

    18 vote(s)
    24.7%
  1. May 15, 2012 at 4:03 PM
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    Sublime

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    Basically, extended length with out the shock and compressed length.....from shock mount to shock mount! Also when you have it extended would like to know what your 2.5" kings are extended to?

    Prob easiest to jack one side up and ubolt the shock at the bottom....let the pack drop out and see if the shock has extra length or if the leafs do? On the other side measure from frame to bump and subtract that from the length to get a rough idea of compression. The shock compress' at an angle so it wont be exact but I can atleast compare to mine.

    Mine compress to 17" mount to mount (see pic) and the leafs ext to 25.5" while the shock extends to 27" of droop....hoping it will break in more!

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  2. Nov 15, 2012 at 9:54 AM
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    Defined Engineering Stage 1 SUA kit vs DMZ SUA kit; what is the difference between the 2 and why is the defined engineering one so much more $$$
     
  3. Nov 15, 2012 at 11:50 AM
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    Others may chime in but the Defined kit is a bolt in kit which allows you to use stock shocks and bedsides with all the parts included.

    DMZ's kit requires cutting grinding welding etc... and does not include the bed cage limit straps, brake lines, fiberglass air bumps bumps etc...

    So Defined you buy the kit install it yourself in the driveway and enjoy.

    DMZ's kit plan on spending another serious chunck of money in parts and if you are not a fabricator/welder which I'm guessing you are not, factor in another very large chunck of money get it installed and working properly. I would guess after buying DMZ's kit you would still need to spend another 5k at least not including shocks to get it installed.

    DMZ's offers 17'' of travel I believe while defined offers 10''. However the Defined kit is upgradeable so later you can add in a bed cage taller shocks etc and get the better travel numbers.

    Really it boils down to your budget. The Defined kit is MUCH Cheaper than DMZ's.

    That's just my basic assesment, there are others on here with far more experience with the kits than myself so perhaps they will chime in.
     
  4. Nov 22, 2012 at 11:19 AM
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    another question what is the difference between the Defined kit stage 1 and the spring under conversion kit, why does one give up to 15" and one give 10" but they look just about the same; i may be over looking something.
     
  5. Nov 22, 2012 at 12:36 PM
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    The stage one kit uses the stock shock locations......basically same "kit" I believe but you'de need a bed cage and longer shocks once ready.
     
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