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#31 Old 01-25-2013, 11:51 PM
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Re: Installed Radflo coilovers

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Choices, choices SAW or Radflos.


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Hahaha...its the same thing different company. u probably be happy with either. Call Greg and ask based on your vehicle what he recommend.

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Installed Radflo coilovers

I'll go Icons just to be different. Lol


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Re: Installed Radflo coilovers

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So would you say it is worth the $800? I am not off roading, but city driving and a little towing.
For me its worth it. My rig is a daily driver and the road in san diego r made of cement 3' section at a time. As you can imagine the drive...flop flop flop over every section for miles on end. The rig is 85% on city freeway driving. And when I need it for off road I have it. BUT lots of ppl including lots of titan owners who off road use the bilstein 5100 and love them. Like pops said great bang for your buck.




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So should be looking into coil overs also or will I be happy with the new front bilsteins...for the record I'm not towing anything large on a regular basis aside from my duck boat and I don't go off roading but I'm not afraid to take a detour from time to time. Also no plans on lifting



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See comment above about bilstein.

Sorry guys didn't mean to cause confusion regarding the front suspension. Just wanted to share my experience.

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For me its worth it. My rig is a daily driver and the road in san diego r made of cement 3' section at a time. As you can imagine the drive...flop flop flop over every section for miles on end. The rig is 85% on city freeway driving. And when I need it for off road I have it. BUT lots of ppl including lots of titan owners who off road use the bilstein 5100 and love them. Like pops said great bang for your buck.






See comment above about bilstein.

Sorry guys didn't mean to cause confusion regarding the front suspension. Just wanted to share my experience.

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no confusion just trying to get everything lined up, im trying to avoid taking apart front end numerous times. thanks for the help and input as always everybody
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I am trying to get 800 bucks off my wife. lol

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It's called "a Secret Savings Account". -lol...
Lol... That's a good one!

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Did you change your upper control arm with these coil overs? Pops, I believe you hit the trails with yours; have you made this change?

Radflo here are trying to tell me that it is 'the' only way to fit these shocks, to change the U.C.A.

Also, what is the general thought about with or with out reservoir; is it a practical added cost? We are not talking about racing cars.

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Did you change your upper control arm with these coil overs? Pops, I believe you hit the trails with yours; have you made this change?

Radflo here are trying to tell me that it is 'the' only way to fit these shocks, to change the U.C.A.

Also, what is the general thought about with or with out reservoir; is it a practical added cost? We are not talking about racing cars.
No... OEM UCAs are pretty stout unless you're planning to race it offroad... I'd wait until a balljoint goes bad before changing to Heim UCAs. External Res is a waste IMHO, 2.0 & 2.5 shocks have plenty of cooling room, again only if you're planning to race offroad. Alot of the guys gong these directions race over 90mph offroad in the deserts, no joke. I don't think the IRS would hold up to that type of abuse so the UCA and Ext Res wouldn't be necessary. Just my $.02.

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No... OEM UCAs are pretty stout unless you're planning to race it offroad... I'd wait until a balljoint goes bad before changing to Heim UCAs. External Res is a waste IMHO, 2.0 & 2.5 shocks have plenty of cooling room, again only if you're planning to race offroad. Alot of the guys gong these directions race over 90mph offroad in the deserts, no joke. I don't think the IRS would hold up to that type of abuse so the UCA and Ext Res wouldn't be necessary. Just my $.02.
Thanks for your $.02 Pops, what you say is only common sense and was my same argument with the local dealer, who was more interested in making a sale than making me a customer. I hope Greg from PRG replies soon with an offer for Radflo front and rear to suit.

ntrddragn; can you confirm how much lift you have achieved with the Radflos?

Is there a solution for the rear to level the ride [after using Radflo fronts], without using pucks with the springs? I am going to Nissan spares today to compare the rear coils from the new Patrol Y62 against an Armada's; the setup is very similar, Patrol is a little longer in the travel and a little heavier. Has anyone heard about or looked into this yet?
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