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#71 Old 11-11-2012, 01:30 PM
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I got some good and bad news for you...I met with Greg dropped off my armada, took his 11' pro4x4 drove off , he called me 10 mins later and told me to come back. It turns out that the procomp kit is more complicate then he thought. Since he had never seen the rear of the procomp armada kit before he was assuming it had to be similar to the rancho. He didn't realized that it was complicated with multiple angles and bend. He said in order for him to copy it, it would take at least 5 days to manually measure and make a jig and if it fits then go and make it. The effort and time would not be feasible if he wants to price the kits at a reasonable rate. And he is swamp now and don't think he even do anything either way if he did have my kit. So the next step he said is to really try to get a hold of someone at procomp either to do a limited run or he will buy the CAD drawing from them. Or he will try to look for a wreck lifted armada. So at this point one it doesn't look like it will be happening any time soon. It will happen but not sure when.

Good news..he measure the rear end of the armada. And we might be doing rear coil over to replace the air suspension we had and not have to upgrade the springs and then a new pair of shocks. This will also eliminate the rear procomp shocks for the those of us with them also. But two pairs of shocks looks cooler. Lol. There was some other stuff which escape me at the moment. I was at his shop for 2 hours just talking and him showing me things he is doing and going to be doing.

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Good and bad with that, but things are looking up. Atleast things are moving.

Someone has to tell me if this even entails me since I have a 2004. PLEASE tell me I will be able to lift my Armada I just bought last night, with the intent purpose to lift, with what Greg is doing..... I'lll lend my truck out to him or take measurements for him
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Yes will work on 04 since mine is an 04 also.

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They are not different. 10 minutes! Greg just saw the ProComp rear end of your Armada and thought it was much more complicated than the Rancho. Yes, it looks much more complicated at first glance. However, that is just because of the additional rear shock.
The ONLY significant (Rear) difference between Rancho and ProComp, is that long extended support arm on the ProComp bracket, and its additional rear shock.
That extended arm, and extra shock mounts, can be cut-off, or left off in design, and you then have a RANCHO. Richard, I was fully expecting Greg to measure yours, but create the simpler Rancho version. Pops, please help me out here!
This is not as hard as it seems. Letís just make the Rancho version.
Now, I just sent Greg an email with all of my project research on this and all docs and pics and manuals. I am hoping we can still go this route. Anything else (shocks/springs/coils/spacers) will not be a 6 inch lift. Pops has assured me that unless you actually lift the suspension, you are always limited to 2 inches maximum.
Letís just work the problem.
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LOL..i kinda exaggerated the "10 mins". didnt mean to throw you guys off. to me it felt like 10 mins i should of said. i did drove off and hit the freeway for awhile. either way, he did jack my car up and took the tires out and started but i guess he realized it was more work then he initially thought. when i drove back they were still putting my car together. to him he felt the consensus is that people like the procomp better due to the 2nd pair of shocks and the extended arms on the brackets. like l stated he said he is super busy. even if i left my car there and took his titan he wont be able to anything with it for awhile. i will call him at the end of the week cuz i need to buy some stuff from him. i guess in the meantime you guys can help him think of alternatives? he did say he will be coming down to so cal in 2 weeks. so if he is able to i can call him and talk to him about using my car again.



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I wonder if he gave us a number to call at ProComp then maybe we can help apply some additional pressure for a "LIMITED" run of even just the rear brackets.

When I last talked to him, SEMA Week, he had stated Rancho was acting like they were just completely disinterested in the whole thing. We were suspecting because Rancho moved their entire operation and most likely left key equipment in the old location that would be needed for our lift kits. Rancho was probably thinking it wasn't worth the effort of hunting down old plans and hauling equipment around...

This all said... BIG Props to Richard for taking time to make the drive and offering up his Mada for Greg to study. I would have my Mada down there in a heartbeat, but alas the distance is just too great and pretty sure Greg wouldn't want me to be taking his Titan all the way back up to Alaska. lol

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A BIG BIG thank you to Bob, Pops, for helping me so much with communications with Greg, being in Alaska makes it interesting at times to deal with the time change and finding time to call and talk with Greg.
Bob has been huge part of this push to get new lift kits made and I just wanted to express my gratitude to him, especially since he really has no personal vested interest in a lift kit seeing as he already has one!

Thank You Bob!

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I also want to thank all of those involved. You guys are awesome. This Armada 6Ē Rear-Lift project is very exciting. I really appreciate the opportunity to participate and contribute. And for those who are interested, here is the email response I received from Greg at PRG. He said that he is still trying to work with PC and Rancho to see if they will build 50 rear kits... and that either would work, but the PC kit is preferred.

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Thank you Ian!!! I was on the phone with Greg yesterday and he said that with Richard stopping by he was able to get all the shock measurements he needed for various setups. So, before long he should have more shock options available for us.

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Thank you Ian!!! I was on the phone with Greg yesterday and he said that with Richard stopping by he was able to get all the shock measurements he needed for various setups. So, before long he should have more shock options available for us.
that in and of itself is terrific news! I was sad to heart pro comps initial response and that Greg was unable to take measurement of Richards rear brackets, but additional shock options is TERRIFIC news.

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