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total cosat of a 4 link system w/ coil-overs

Discussion in 'Center Of Gravity' started by muddysub, Dec 25, 2003.

  1. muddysub

    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    ok i wanna build a 4 link system with big ass coilovers for the front of my suburban. the fabrication work isnt a problem, but i was just wondering if any of you guys could give m a ball park number on a final cost...
     
  2. SCOOBYDANNN

    SCOOBYDANNN 1/2 ton status

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    big ass coilovers

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    did a SAS on a 94 2500 w/ some king 3", 12" travel, duel rates and the shocks alone were almost $1k---each. for an idea.
     
  3. zcarczar

    zcarczar 1/2 ton status

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    well figure it this way
    coilover: $1200
    heims: $700 for the good ones, cause your going to need a lot of em
    DOM tubing: $300 at least for the good [darn].
    Misc. brackets and bolts:$200

    I bet somewhere around $3000 when your said and done, but it will work damn good if you do it right.
     
  4. supersize75

    supersize75 1/2 ton status

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    how about a 1/4 eliptic set up on a burb....different at least /forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
  5. willyswanter

    willyswanter 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    For my rear 4 link using RE joints it's been around $1600 in shocks and the joints and tubing.
     
  6. outlaw612

    outlaw612 1/2 ton status

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    Anyone got any links to 1/4 elip setups? Ive heard alot about these but dont know what it is.
     
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    yeild2me 1/2 ton status

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    My very BASIC triangulated 4-link was around $1000 and thats with junkyard aerostar coils. Remember, little stuff adds up FAST...Just brackets, grade 8 hardware, and paint was close to 200 bucks....

    Good luck though, just start buying everything now and dont start until you have everything you will need....

    Rob
     
  8. marv_springer

    marv_springer 1/2 ton status

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    Anyone got any links to 1/4 elip setups? Ive heard alot about these but dont know what it is.

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    [​IMG]no link... but a pic

    Marv
     
  9. white_knight

    white_knight 1/2 ton status

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    Okay- we fabbed our own four link.
    Piece of advice- go overkill. Get good thick links. We've bent some and have gone thicker

    Coil Overs- you don;t need more than 2-1/2"-16" travel. We have the Kings 2-1/2" 16" and they are plenty for our environment. The 3" will be a waste of money only because you will never fully use what they are meant for.

    Heims- spend the extra cash for good quality heims. WE went with the 1" heim- 1-1/4" shank. We use the ones from Radial Bearing- teflon lined. Happy with them . You're looking at $55.00-$60.0 a piece. If you're going front and rear 4 link- that's 16 heims plus a couple of spares
     
  10. Stephen

    Stephen 1/2 ton status Moderator Vendor

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    $2500 to $3K for a rear, I know my K5 and my bro's buggy suspensions have about $1K worth of tubing and ends, roughly $1300 in shocks and springs and the rest gets taken up pretty quick in laser cut bracketry, heim spacers, limit straps, 3/4" gr8 hardware, etc.
    With a front, it's highly variable but you have to consider the steering linkage and more labor to design it.
    Concur on the 2.5" shocks, any thing more is a waste unless you're going seriously fast for a long time and a 2" coilover could be a problem with spring availability for a heavy truck.
     
  11. muddysub

    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    hmmmm... ive been thinking about keeping my suburban a little simpler than that now. im leaning towards the 52" leaf springs on the front.
     

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