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Orbit eye springs

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by the beast, Nov 23, 2006.

  1. the beast

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    Who runs them?

    How do you like them?

    Who did you get them from?
     
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    Yeah what he said ^^^^

    I'm thinking of getting some Orbit Eyes, as opposed to revolvers for my ORD shackle flip and stock 56" springs. I want to know how they handle on the road....and off road before buying.
     
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    Im going to run them when my rig is done. first I did the 63 in. spring conv. and am running tough country 4 in. springs up front. once all the cage work is complete and fuel cell and all the weight is there to see if the ride height is good and level, then I will get the Alcans with the orbit eye for some crazy flex.

    dont care how they work on road as long as there not unsafe. just want major capibility off road. once I get those springs and the truck setup I will move my 63's and 4 in TC's to my burb. have read nothing but good about orbit eyes.
     
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    you could run them up front as well right? i guess you have to buy their springs to get them, or can you use ur own springs?
     
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    Can run the up front, and have to use their springs. also you can buy just the joint and install them in your hangers as well
     
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    My friend has them in both front and rear of his yota. As far as streetability, whoever said they were not is crazy. It feels no different than a typical spring at freeway speeds (or however fast those little hampsters could take us.) The only drawback to the Orbits is that they need routine maintenence. They do get dirty and start to make noise. You need to take them apart and, clean and relube and install. On a daily driver you are lookin at every 6-8 months depending on the offroad runs. If you are undecided on what to buy---get the orbits---there awesome (expensive) but awesome.

    some pics (sorry bout the biggun, i dont have a program to fix it.)
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    I knew Alcan made them. I was wondering if anyone else did. I'll probably just buy the joints and install them in a different set of springs.

    So I don't think I've seen anyone with a FULLSIZE actually post up that their using them....:doah:
     
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    Do they actually have them on the site? couldn't find the page....
     
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    hmmm, I must have had some old home page cached or something... got it now, thanks...
     
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    you cant do that, the eye is 2.5" in diameter. it will only work with their springs
     
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    I don't think you can just buy the joints and install them in your springs, they use a much bigger spring eye than normal. Plus they have to be secured in place in the springs. I think that usually is a tack weld.
     
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    I think i hear an echo:crazy::D
     
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    :doah: I wanted to put them in some BDS springs.....
     
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    The alcans are worth the money... they are much better than BDS and not that much more considering they custom make the spring for you.
     
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    be easier/cheaper to use them in the hangers rather than the spring eyes. Then you could use whatever brand you prefered/was cheaper etc. I dunno... I've been pondering these for a while and after reading about them lots of pirate etc, I'm considering pivoting perches for the rear instead. An orbit eye on one end probably wouldn't be as effective at reducing twist on the leaf as a pivoting perch would be.

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    But do Alcans come with a "lifetime warranty?" :deal:

    So did Kurt custom make that shackle flip or do the orbit eyes fit the way he makes them? How about at the Front hangers? Sounds like I could get the best of both worlds.....
     

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