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#1 Johnnyblaze370

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Posted 10 March 2017 - 09:55 AM

So I've finally decided to do the coilover shocks on the front. I got the lower brackets and top stud mount from Atomic. Then order shocks from viking and coils from Hypercoil. Install was pretty easy it took me about 2 hours from start to finish. I'm still working on getting everything set, but first driving impressions were impressive. The truck rides smoother than the 2017 Colorado I'm driving now. Atomic's work is top notch and fit perfectly. He was helpful with shock and spring selection and answered all my emails/text in a timely fashion. Couldn't ask for better service. 


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Posted 10 March 2017 - 11:14 AM

awesome! you have any pics?


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Posted 10 March 2017 - 11:51 AM

I will get some. Weather turned to shit, so I was trying to get it back in the garage before it snowed. 


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Posted 10 March 2017 - 05:52 PM

Congrats on completing a cool mod.  I've got the parts ready to go, just haven't had the time to dive in yet.

 

What did you use for a torsion bar un-loader?


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Posted 11 March 2017 - 10:31 AM

Nice! I always wanted to do it on my single cab awd clone I was building, and bought all the oarts. I never got around to installing them though. I heard it rides and handles tons better.
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Posted 11 March 2017 - 05:43 PM

I just pulled the adjuster bolts out and took all the tension off. Came apart pretty easy really.


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Posted 11 March 2017 - 05:55 PM

Now for the pics!

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Posted 11 March 2017 - 09:24 PM

Lookin good bud.  How far you going to drop the back end?


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Posted 11 March 2017 - 10:45 PM

2 inch shackle is all I'm thinking.


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Posted 12 March 2017 - 09:01 AM

2 inch shackle is all I'm thinking.

 

:thumbsup:  That'l help.


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Posted 12 March 2017 - 05:49 PM

Can you post a link to your parts sources?

A parts list as well?


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Posted 13 March 2017 - 06:14 AM

Now for the pics!

Very Nice! :thumbsup:


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Posted 13 March 2017 - 09:00 AM

 I got the brackets and mounts from Atomic. The shocks and springs should be specific to you application and he has a installation guide that list what shocks and springs depending on ride height, vehicle weight... but the shocks I used were Viking c203-R double adjustable, with a stud mount. Springs were Hypercoil 2.5 diameter, 8 inch long, and 900 lbs.


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Posted 13 March 2017 - 09:09 AM

Has anyone done this and stayed at the stock SS Silverado height
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Posted 13 March 2017 - 09:49 AM

 I got the brackets and mounts from Atomic. The shocks and springs should be specific to you application and he has a installation guide that list what shocks and springs depending on ride height, vehicle weight... but the shocks I used were Viking c203-R double adjustable, with a stud mount. Springs were Hypercoil 2.5 diameter, 8 inch long, and 900 lbs

What was your final drop after install? Did you happen to measure before/after?


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