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coilovers on race duramax.

Discussion in 'Engine & Drivetrain Tech and Issues.' started by marc, Mar 13, 2018.

  1. marc

    marc WhiteSilvy

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    so i am hoping some of you are a bit smarter then the diesel world for suspension info

    i want to swap my torsion bars too adjustable coil overs so i can eventually get a good 60' with more power.

    it would also save weight.

    i would like it to lower the front of the truck around 4"

    if anyone knows of a kit or some company who to contact?

    [​IMG]28928107_10160039417035257_569712796_o by marc zwaan, on Flickr

    i appreciate any help.
     
  2. Khaos

    Khaos Bed Dent Club Founder

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    Get in touch with Richard aka Atomic Fabrication and Performance over on performancetrucks. Tell him what you want and he'll get you squared away. He has plenty of his 4wd coil over kits out there and they work with great results.

    I haven't seen many updates on his truck lately, but the previous setup was turbo'd putting down close to 1100hp in a 4x4rcsb truck. So something he does works lol.
     
  3. Huck

    Huck GSU Eagle

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    ^Was gonna day the same thing. It’s not a cheap conversion but it works well


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  4. Khaos

    Khaos Bed Dent Club Founder

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  5. SamCarroll

    SamCarroll Faux Runner Staff Member

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    I talked my dad through this and got the brackets ordered from ATOMIC and his is lifted so we ordered kings. I believe he offers coilovers too? He wanted Kings specifically though.
     
  6. Khaos

    Khaos Bed Dent Club Founder

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    He's a dealer for Viking
     
  7. SamCarroll

    SamCarroll Faux Runner Staff Member

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    i know nothing about Viking.

    #KINGLYFE
     
  8. Dirtmafia

    Dirtmafia Hella

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    I've seen the atomic fab mounts in person, I also watched FFR build Matt's mounts on his NNBS Blk 1500. They seem to work for the lighter trucks & drag crowd. ( Limit straps can help hold the front end down too)

    I would really brace that upper shock mount to the frame somehow, it was never intended to carry the full weight of the front end. ( Merely a shock mount for the post type attachment)
     
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  9. Tiki

    Tiki Well-Known Member

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    So what we are saying is we need a King group buy right? I'm in.
     
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  10. racer36

    racer36 nbs lyfe

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    In for king group buy
     
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  11. SamCarroll

    SamCarroll Faux Runner Staff Member

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    Needs either tube brace to the frame or a crossover brace for added support. I agree it needs some strengthening.
     
  12. Connor

    Connor Well-Known Member

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    Is that the same dude who sells them on gmfs? iirc his sn is Atomic
     
  13. SamCarroll

    SamCarroll Faux Runner Staff Member

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    uhhh...

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  14. Connor

    Connor Well-Known Member

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    I figured but wanted to be sure.
     
  15. Cheeny23

    Cheeny23 The Resident Wop Staff Member

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    if you want to wait for your shocks for 4 months after you order then do a king group buy lol
     
  16. SamCarroll

    SamCarroll Faux Runner Staff Member

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    "race season" :cheeky:
     
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  17. marc

    marc WhiteSilvy

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    mine is 2wd so there is a bit more room for a coil over in there.

    also as mentioned i will weld some braces on the shock support for extra measure as maybe one day i will do a wheelie.....


    thanks for the response i will email richard.
     
  18. marc

    marc WhiteSilvy

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    so i have my coil overs and a buddies coil overs and rear adjustable shocks ordered from attomic.

    now my question is since i am dropping like 4-5" in the front will my ball joints be at ok angles or am i gonna have to get some other part.
     
  19. Khaos

    Khaos Bed Dent Club Founder

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    At 4-5" you should be alright. But you can opt to flip your upper control arms for a better bj angle.
     
  20. marc

    marc WhiteSilvy

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    sounds dirty ....i like it.

    but seriously will do that because its getting all new upper and lower ball joints cause the steering has some serious slop.

    thanks for the info
     
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