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www.offraodltd.com "Bolt On CoilOver Kit"

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by az88k5, Apr 23, 2007.

  1. az88k5

    az88k5 1/2 ton status

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    A friend found this CoilOver Kit for 73-91 K5/K10/K20 owners. Anyone try this. Looks like a good kit. What are your guys thoughts on this or experience with kit.

    http://www.offroadltd.com/home.htm
     
  2. 1977k5

    1977k5 3/4 ton status Vendor

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    Well, they only make it for 10 bolt and dana 44 front axles so that's my first problem with it. Linking the front suspension is a pretty extreme mod, and makes a lot more sense with a 60 on a fullsize rig.

    I have some reservations about what kind of numbers they are coming up with (anti-squat, roll axis angle, etc.). I am betting they compromised the performance of the suspension with ease of installation.

    No. Is it the ideal setup? Is this totally bad? No. Jeep TJ 5 link suspensions are the same way and they are designed the same way. They perform much better than leaf spring suspensions, IMO.

    If I ever go with links in the front, I will design it myself. I bet this is a pretty good bolt on setup though.
     
  3. 5280k5

    5280k5 1/2 ton status

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    I wish I would've known about this, was just there last weekend picking up parts, could've checked it out in person:doah:
     
  4. az88k5

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    I sent them a email and they replyed: We will be doing a saddle for the dana 60 next as we knew we would have request for it which we did and had already made plans for that application as well as the later trans-t/c combinations which we already have the x-member prototype in the works(which we have decided to combine the early and late version into one)---we have already had request for a 4-link rear system which we might have to do--we did not anticipate a request for the rear as most people are satisfied w/ leafs on the back---

    I will keep you informed as to the progress in those areas or keep checking our web site for that news www.offroadltd.com
     
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    muddermilitia ThatTrazerGuy GMOTM Winner

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    aww man i just finished my 52" spring swap and now I find this :crazy:
     
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    Subscribing...
     
  7. BL1TZKRIEG

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    how does the 13" coilover compare to 52's up front in terms of travel ?
     
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    I just got the chance to actually wheel my B52 kit and it performed great. It has a lot of flex and out flexed my 6" lift brake lines to the point they worked like limiting straps.

    I wonder how much this kit costs and what kind of coil overs they use.
     
  9. RockinChevy

    RockinChevy 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    you and me both, bro :doah:

    I guess i could wait until I lose the sheetmetal in a couple of years then get it.
     
  10. 1977k5

    1977k5 3/4 ton status Vendor

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    Linking the back is much more worthwhile than the front.

    Really, unless you have lots of trouble with approach angle on the front, you probably won't notice tons of difference with a link suspension.

    The rear is really where a link suspension shows its superiority over leaves.
     
  11. mrdrinksalil

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    WOW! :eek1: I never thought I would see this day come.... A pre fabed coilover kit for a truck that has been out of production for 20 years... And... this is my 200th post... woohooo, lol.
     
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    gmc4cw 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    since the first kit hasn't been sold yet and isn't available for another month I don't think anyone on here is going to have any feedback.

    they are outside their minds. a kit for a 60 should have been more of a priority. to say they didn't expect interest in a rear kit is also a little short sighted. I would link the rear before the front.
     
  13. Never Satisfied

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    Did I miss the price?
     
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    the link isnt working for me???
     
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    works for me. You must just suck at the interweb:doah::haha:
     
  16. Shawn

    Shawn 1/2 ton status Premium Member Author

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    I just called them for a price on this.

    $3900!!!


    :eek1:

    I'd think the ORD coilover kit will be a better kit and be less $$$.
     
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    $3900:eek1: and all I have to do is dig through the couch to find that.....
     
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    in the front, a properly setup leaf spring setup will work perfectly. im going to be 4linkin my rear in the next month or so. as mentioned before, thats where the big difference is
     
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    I just soiled myself.... I think I'd rather put 3900 into a built big block and power over stuff instead of trying to get just a little more flex that you can get from 52's anyway. That or rockwells
     
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    Nifty looking setup, but I would never pay $3900 for it. I'll stick with my nice leaf spring setup before I blew $3900 money on something like that.
     

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