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Postby slavabon » Wed Nov 11, 2009 7:54 pm

macbell7, what have you decided on, this set up or PRG mini lift? I'm wondering what would be the pros and cont of each kit? PRG is a little cheaper, but this one seems to be more functional.


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Postby VenezuelanPath » Wed Nov 11, 2009 10:11 pm

the front shocks were on special so I got it for 141.00 shipped, and the rear coils were 150.00 plus shipping, so total after shipping was about 312.00
Thats not bad, I dont know very much about prices for Path Lifts.

Could you post pics of the shocks in the car, and if you have any of how you did this project, thanks

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Postby macbell7 » Thu Nov 12, 2009 8:54 am

I'm more than likely going with the bilstein adjustable and the lift coils since that set-up seems better for off road use. I was planning on waiting till i get a little more cash saved up to get a set of bigger tires to go with it. No use riding around with small stock tires.

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Postby Suliman » Wed Nov 25, 2009 10:19 am

Anyone happen to know if my existing AirLift1000's will work with the longer springs being used here?

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Postby mcm4090 » Mon Nov 30, 2009 3:13 pm

Nice Pathy.
Can you jack up the front and see if the upper control is setting on the coil bucket? I want to see if this lift will cause coil bucket contact like a spacer lift would.

Pic's would be helpful.

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Postby xd9-g19 » Mon Nov 30, 2009 8:51 pm

Will try to get that for ya, its been raining alot lately here in corpus christi, but fwiw I havent heard/felt any contact, and the last time I look there wasnt any, and Ive been doin some mild wheeling also.

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Postby xd9-g19 » Tue Dec 08, 2009 1:45 pm

mcm4090 wrote:Nice Pathy.
Can you jack up the front and see if the upper control is setting on the coil bucket? I want to see if this lift will cause coil bucket contact like a spacer lift would.

Pic's would be helpful.
I took some pix of it just sitting the way it would normally, but are you trying to see if it contacts at full drop?
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Postby Sven1olaf » Tue Dec 08, 2009 6:48 pm

love the thread, thanks.

being pretty ignorant to suspension details in general, if i wanted to do this, new shocks on front and stiffer springs on back, are there any other concerns that need to be addressed? such as, new control arms, longer brake lines, or perhaps something else entirely?

also, how hard was it to get the alignment back within spec?

sorry for all the questions, but i am eager to learn so i can get my pathy on par to show some of these pickups out here what a real body on frame pathy can do. :D

thanks

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Postby xd9-g19 » Tue Dec 08, 2009 7:17 pm

well, because 2 in isn't that big of a lift nothing else is needed, but I would recommend new rear shocks while your down there, also you will need a camber kit to get the alignment back in spec, you can buy em from napa, dealer or Greg at PRG. Anymore questions let me know, love helping another pathy enthusiast.

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Postby rragpaoa » Wed Dec 09, 2009 12:16 am

Suliman wrote:Anyone happen to know if my existing AirLift1000's will work with the longer springs being used here?
The Airlifts work great with the extended springs.

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Postby mcm4090 » Wed Dec 09, 2009 7:06 pm

xd9-g19 wrote:
mcm4090 wrote:Nice Pathy.
Can you jack up the front and see if the upper control is setting on the coil bucket? I want to see if this lift will cause coil bucket contact like a spacer lift would.

Pic's would be helpful.
I took some pix of it just sitting the way it would normally, but are you trying to see if it contacts at full drop?
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Yes at full drop.
With a spacer lift the upper control arm will hit the coil bucket at full drop and limit suspension travel.

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Postby SPICOLI » Mon Feb 01, 2010 6:13 pm

xd9-g19 wrote:well, because 2 in isn't that big of a lift nothing else is needed, but I would recommend new rear shocks while your down there, also you will need a camber kit to get the alignment back in spec, you can buy em from napa, dealer or Greg at PRG. Anymore questions let me know, love helping another pathy enthusiast.
Where did you get your camber kit? Do you have a part # for the camber kit?

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Postby xd9-g19 » Mon Feb 01, 2010 7:06 pm

got it at a Napa Auto store part# NCP 2643699

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Postby SPICOLI » Mon Feb 01, 2010 9:12 pm

Thanks, I'm thinking of getting a setup similar to yours but I didn't think about the camber kit. Now I just gotta find a good price for all this stuff. :D

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Postby eeisen » Thu Mar 04, 2010 10:53 am

Very new to this, so forgive the ignorance. But, why would I have to get a camber kit?
I just bought BFG All-Terrain T/A KO tires yesterday, 265/75/R16 for my 05 SE. Do you think this lift would make them look too small? They have an aggressive tread and look good now. THanks!


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