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Old 03-03-2009, 08:00 AM
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I wish you would have proposed this before I ordered my 2.5" kit form Suspensionmaxx this past Friday. You really should go for it since some would prefer aluminum to poly.
Original post was 02-27-2009, 07:52 AM... That sucks that you missed it....
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Old 03-03-2009, 10:28 PM
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markmc count me in also when and if you do it.
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Old 03-04-2009, 11:07 PM
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I forget if you still have the OEM black Bilsteins. If so, their rebound damping is minimal. Get the upgrades.

The SMAXX problem is that they re-use the OEM upper rubber shock mount, which can tear loose, especially with heavy extension stress. BDS replaces this structure with polyurethane shock spacers that aren't likely to fail the same way in shear.
Yup still running the stock crap black bilsteins, bought the heavy duty bilsteins but still haven't installed them. I didn't realize they'd help that much. Wish I did them a while ago then.
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Old 03-05-2009, 01:17 AM
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markmc count me in. im new into the 4X4 and lifting scene. but i do my research before hand. smaxx seems to start gettin sum bad reviews and need minor modification so it wont squeek. if u can fix all that that would b great. i was plannin to get the 2.5" lift in the front with Z71 rear springs and shocks. but ill keep and eye open out for your product first
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Old 03-05-2009, 02:27 AM
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mario, the reason why no one has probably done the 1/2 inch spacer with the bds is that the 1/2 inch gives an effective .75 inches of space, so i would really max out or go over your maximum amount of lift
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Old 03-05-2009, 03:16 PM
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Well i have been contemplateing the idea of makeing and
selling a spacer kit of my own, since smaxx used my idea and
i have recieved no compensation.

The kit would consist of the front 2.5" (aluminum)spacers and hardware,
also the kit would include the blocks for the rear in whatever size you
want.

Would $120 + shipping for the kit be out of line? (Trailvoy members only)

I just wanted to get some feedback from everyone.

Where do i send the money ?
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Old 03-07-2009, 07:09 AM
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Thanks for the input and support!
I will post pics of the tooling as i make it, so
you all can see how this stuff is made.

If you guys are like me,the tv show How its Made intreages me..
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Thanks for the input and support!
I will post pics of the tooling as i make it, so
you all can see how this stuff is made.

If you guys are like me,the tv show How its Made intreages me..
I like that show, but they after a while I get annoyed by the continuous background music.
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Old 03-11-2009, 05:52 PM
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Update..
I have most of the tooling ready for production.
Waiting on roadie to send me the dimensions of that
nub on the rear axle (lower) spring perch that keeps the
spring centered so i can make the rear block spacer.
as soon as i get that made i will post up some pics of
how it all is put together and made...
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Old 03-17-2009, 03:12 PM
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Any more info on how it is coming along? I am about ready to purchase a lift....
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