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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by captain chaos, Jul 4, 2002.
whiplash suspension rear spring's?
<font color="green"> Why not go with a more established brand? Whiplash is so new that I'm sure that they just buy someone else's springs, relabeling them and selling them as their own... </font color>
i need lot's of lift..
they are showing 10" rear's for 229.00.
i don't have a shop near me to custom make them so i am just checking around.
going to check out there web site when i'm done catching up on ck5 /forums/images/icons/grin.gif .
<font color="green"> Holy crap, do those come with a kidney belt and a mouthguard? /forums/images/icons/wink.gif Yeah, I don't usually see springs from any major company that have more than 8" of lift, usually a 12" lift is with those and a 4" block. What are you putting them on?</font color>
81 1 ton with 12" front's and 2" body. /forums/images/icons/grin.gif
if that is the Whiplash out of Fresno, CA LAUGH LAUGH LAUGH. Please do not buy from them. They have such a horrible rep, plus they have some cheap ass kits. I'm not even sure if they are in business anymore. I heard they got caught with stolen crate motors or something.
/forums/images/icons/smile.gif ok thank's, i also thought i had heard somthing about them being cheaply built. but i wasn't sure and thought i would ask. checked out there web site last night. they didn't have what i wanted anyway.
there prices sure arn't cheap..
They got shut down due to several counts of insurance fraud /forums/images/icons/grin.gif I never did like them any ways .
Whiplash is still in business, but just on the R and D end of it, they still manufacture the kits they are just not allowed to work on the trucks any more. They owe me $240 for a rear smittybilt bumper, got shut down right after I picked up the front bumper, the rear had a few more days to arrive /forums/images/icons/frown.gif
My brother had their crap on his 98 Sub and it was pure [censored]. so yes they are cheaply built /forums/images/icons/laugh.gif
This isnt the first time these guys have been in trouble with the law.The same owners had a shop called Wild Country off road.They got busted for the same thing,closed its doors ,screwed customers,dropped outa site,and popped up again as Whiplash.Im sure the cycle will continue.
Good luck on the bumper.
aren't they the same people as full throtle suspension i don't i just read that somwhere
I would say no they are not the same.
on another site we had them slandering each other and posting links to the court procedings on each other
the established guys do that as well.
my superlift springs the are advertised 'made in america' arrived with 'made in canada' stickers
my 12" super lift front spring's. say made in INDIA. /forums/images/icons/confused.gif
Some kid around here has a Tahoe with a Whiplash 10" kit on it, the truck is supposed to be strickly a street truck (not sure, but I've never seen it off road). One of the IFS brackets broke at a weld like it never really stuck together, REAL CHEESEY looking part! I saw it at a local shop that oredered a replacement part to put it back together. Appearantly Whiplash denied the warranty claim saying it was abused but the part was pretty clean and didn't look twisted or beat on (like it was abused). Anyway, I know this is comparing apples to oranges but quality of workmanship should be the same across the board, I'd stick with an established brand name.
I heard nothing but good things about Full Throttle, and no they arnt the same people.
How have your 12" Superlifts held up? I've heard alot about Superlift springs sagging and riding uneven (i know they do on my Superduty) and I'm hesitant to buy them but I need about a 12" lift? Do you wheel it at all?
<font color="green"> A friend of mine in Bakersfield saw a truck with a Full Throttle lift in an off road shop that had split the crossmember in half straight down the middle. That's something that I wouldn't want to happen to me on the freeway.</font color>
i haven't wheeled it yet. i just got them and pickup as been apart for 2 year's. from what i have learned on here from other's running them. they are very stiff and do not sag. and yes this get's wheeled HARD.
hope fully in 6 month's to a year i can give you a answer. /forums/images/icons/grin.gif
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