Help to achieve lift using Atomic coilover conversion

Discussion in 'Lifted Supension - Z71 & 4x4' started by reedal, Dec 17, 2016.

  1. reedal

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    So I stumbled across Atomic's coilover conversion kit thread (http://www.tahoeyukonforum.com/thre...t-coilovers-to-replace-the-tbars.57561/page-2) and I was originally going to level with keys, and lift a little later down the road, but it seems like I may be able to lift my 03 Tahoe much easier and cheaper using this kit. Someone correct me if I am wrong, please. My only problem is I'm not much of a suspension guy, so I'm not entirely sure what all I will need for a 6" front & rear lift besides coil springs and shocks. Can you guys help me to build a parts list of what is needed? Or would I be better off finding a lift kit that is no torsion bar drop and having it installed? Thank you.
     
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    The coil over is by far the best conversion. You need a 6" lift kit to start with then measure what length you need up front. You can use weight and spring ratings from the 07-13 models. Any major shock company like king or fox or dirt logic can get you setup on right shocks.
     
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    Ok, thank you. So is it irrelevant whether it's an NTD lift or not? The only one I could find was Rough Country, and I'm not exactly sure to the quality and longevity of their lift, as there are many mixed reviews. I also have extra weight due to extra batteries, subs, enclosures, and amps, so I'd rather not buy cheap and regret it when things fail due to being over the weight limit. If I wanted to go with a Zone 6", do you think that would suffice for an extra 250-500 pounds in each rear corner (an overestimate for sure, but better safe than sorry).
     
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    Yes for any lift if your ditching torsion bars for coil overs. Otherwise pick a good lift for the no torsion drop if keeping them. Plenty of good lifts available bds, zone, fabtech, fts, bulletproof, mcgaughys. As far as helping extra weight in the rear just drop in some helper bags in the springs. Keep a few pounds of air in them to level and keep it firm.
     
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    Awesome, thanks!
     
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    Only thing I would point out is that while eliminating the T-bars helps you with some aspects of a lift, you're still going to have to consider things like CV angle and whether to drop the front diff (if you have a 4x4 - if you don't I guess you can disregard.)

    Even on a 2wd once you start lifting more than a few inches I think a new LCA or UCA might be needed in order to keep your various steering angles (camber and caster) within normal limits.
     
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    It is a 4x4. I'll be replacing the UCA in a couple months after I return stateside with Moogs, unfortunately the coilover kit requires the factory LCA, so that limits the option of more travel in that aspect. And for the front diff, I'll ensure to choose a lift that drops the front diff, and match the coilovers I choose to that drop height. I believe that should minimize CV angles as much as possible, correct?
     
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    Would like to know this as well, be it 3 years later. Why won't moog LCA work?

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