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Re: suspension for SPORTY hopefully longer front struts [Re: DamKia] #1013264 04/14/11 01:49 PM
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Hi all,

finally an update on the adjusable Coil over struts from OFF ROAD BOSS. The news at the moment is not that good. Here is what I recieved off Rob from OFF ROAD BOSS.

Hi Chris, well we may have hit a bit of a problem. Sai has machined up the part, but the problem is our shock seats the spring a fair way up the body, which means once its mounted to your forks, there is heaps of lift from the word go. We can't get the spring seat any lower than 95mm above the original position. Looking at the pictures of where it mounts to the lower control arm, there will be a bit of a ratio factor, so we may end up with more lift than this. I assume this is too high, and may cause problems. Let me know what you think. Unfortunately I don't know if we have many options with this one, but we'll see how we go.
Thanks again,
Rob

I spoke to Rob this afternoon and they are looking at another way to attach their Coil over shock to the lower arm. Hopefully they will be able to reduce the overall height to a usable one. With the part they have machined up it will lift the assembly over 4 inches pushing the assembly past the useable cycle and height they we have to use.

I will update you again when I here more. hopefully it will be more positive.


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Re: suspension for SPORTY hopefully longer front struts [Re: 4runnernomore] #1013265 04/22/11 01:14 AM
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What about changing the way their shock mounts via a stem at the bottom to flat like the current strut is. This would make it more like a drop in cartridge like the current strut is.

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Re: suspension for SPORTY hopefully longer front struts [Re: logansportage] #1013266 05/06/11 07:34 AM
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Well another update although not a good one on the suspension front.

I contacted boss again yesterday and they have not been able to lower theheight to make the front coil over strut that they use fit without major (read costly) modifications to both the stut assembly and the forks that they would be happy to release. So looks like it is back to the drawing board with either Ultimate suspension with there lift of 45mm in the front and up to 65 mm in the rear, or go the Dobinsons springs in a 40 mm or 75 mm lift and make the adjustments to make it all work properley.

Sorry it's not good news.


Cheers, Chris


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Re: suspension for SPORTY hopefully longer front struts [Re: 4runnernomore] #1013267 05/06/11 04:54 PM
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Chris,

Thanks for the update. Bummer! Was hoping they would be able to come up with something that would allow us to fit their product into the Sportage.

Looks like unless we come up with something that drops the lower control arm down enough that we can squeeze their coil over in we are out of luck. Unless they can come up with a design that allows for dropping it into an existing fork assembly. Basically like the strut assembly we have, but with something that allows you to move the springs up or down the strut body to change the amount of lift.

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