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Old 09-25-2013, 02:29 PM   #26
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Re: RideTech's New C10 CoilOver Kits

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Wow, that upper mount sure looks familiar!http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=266485
I guess great minds think alike. wish we would have seen that a few months ago when when we designing where this kit, would have saved us some time
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Old 09-25-2013, 02:44 PM   #27
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I'm interested in the amount of adjustability in these setups. How low can it go from stock height with drop spindles and a c-notch in the rear?
here is our truck at ride height. with the coil over system as a bolt in, you wont be able to go any lower than this without bed modifications or crossmember modifications
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Old 09-25-2013, 02:46 PM   #28
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Got any straight on side shots of your shop truck?
does the above image work?
I can run out in a little while and get a more direct side shot
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Old 09-25-2013, 03:54 PM   #29
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Re: RideTech's New C10 CoilOver Kits

Is that with drop spindles?
What size is the tire?
What is the measurement from the front cab mount to ground?

Sorry for the questions, just trying to figure out if it will get me to where I want to be sitting
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Old 09-25-2013, 04:48 PM   #30
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Got any straight on side shots of your shop truck?
Here is a side shot of one of the guys that works here. he has the full coil over kit on it.
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Old 09-25-2013, 04:50 PM   #31
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Is that with drop spindles?
What size is the tire?
What is the measurement from the front cab mount to ground?

Sorry for the questions, just trying to figure out if it will get me to where I want to be sitting
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the green truck has our complete kit with drop spindles
the tire size is 245 40 18 on front and 275 35 18 on rear
i will have to get the other measurment for you later
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Old 09-25-2013, 06:51 PM   #32
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Re: RideTech's New C10 CoilOver Kits

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does the above image work?
I can run out in a little while and get a more direct side shot
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Here is a side shot of one of the guys that works here. he has the full coil over kit on it.
Looks like the wheel is in the stock/oem position.
About 3/4"-1" too far back in the wheel opening.
Just a thing I hate about these trucks.
(my opinion)
Porterbuilt and Hotchkis have addressed this.
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Old 09-26-2013, 01:51 PM   #33
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Is it the angle of the shot? (And I might be off a hair)
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Old 10-01-2013, 12:05 AM   #34
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We are getting ready to size the front up on the 73-87. I will keep you posted on the fitment.
They will use a factory style ball joints.
The arms are designed to utilize our sway bars.
I've read the primary difference beween 67-72 control arms and 73-87 control arms is the steel bushings were replaced with rubber bushings. The rubber bushings are softer for a smoother, but less controlled ride. Most tubular control arms use urethane, delrin, or other hard plastic bushings. I was also told that 73-87 control arms could be mounted on a 67-72 C10.
Can someone tell me why would Ridetech need to develop a different set up for the 73-87 C10?
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Old 10-03-2013, 04:22 PM   #35
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I've read the primary difference beween 67-72 control arms and 73-87 control arms is the steel bushings were replaced with rubber bushings. The rubber bushings are softer for a smoother, but less controlled ride. Most tubular control arms use urethane, delrin, or other hard plastic bushings. I was also told that 73-87 control arms could be mounted on a 67-72 C10.
Can someone tell me why would Ridetech need to develop a different set up for the 73-87 C10?
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We just need to confirm fitment for the new upper mount.
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Old 10-03-2013, 04:25 PM   #36
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I've read the primary difference beween 67-72 control arms and 73-87 control arms is the steel bushings were replaced with rubber bushings. The rubber bushings are softer for a smoother, but less controlled ride. Most tubular control arms use urethane, delrin, or other hard plastic bushings. I was also told that 73-87 control arms could be mounted on a 67-72 C10.
Can someone tell me why would Ridetech need to develop a different set up for the 73-87 C10?
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we also use delrin with 13% teflon bushings in our new control arms
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Old 10-03-2013, 04:31 PM   #37
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Re: RideTech's New C10 CoilOver Kits

Thanks for the info.
1) Do the upper and lower bushings match stock C10 spindle?
2) Will your arms work with the stock 73-87 spindles?
3) Is it correct the $1400 kit does not include the coilover shocks?
4) Is it possible to buy the upper bracket alone if we already have arms, and if so, what would be the cost?
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Old 10-10-2013, 02:40 PM   #38
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Re: RideTech's New C10 CoilOver Kits

1) Do the upper and lower bushings match stock C10 spindle?
-no, our control arms use Delrin self lubricating bushings, so you cannot use OE bushings.

2) Will your arms work with the stock 73-87 spindles?
Yes, the difference is in the ball joint. We select the ball joints based on the platform year you order. If you are using spindles from a year other than the trucks manufacture date just let us know what year the spindles came from and we'll match it up.

3) Is it correct the $1400 kit does not include the coilover shocks?
That is correct. As we offer many different shock options it's best to sell the two separately. This allows you to choose whatever shock option is best for your build.

4) Is it possible to buy the upper bracket alone if we already have arms, and if so, what would be the cost?
The upper bracket is not available separately as the shock length is critical. So you need to use our new arms to make sure the dimensions are correct.
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Old 10-10-2013, 04:46 PM   #39
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Re: RideTech's New C10 CoilOver Kits

Is the centering of the wheels, in the wheel-well, going to be addressed by RideTech?
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Old 10-11-2013, 08:17 AM   #40
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Re: RideTech's New C10 CoilOver Kits

The wheel is centered in the wheel well. The pic above just makes it look like it's not.
I'm on my phone so I cannot add a pic.
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Old 10-11-2013, 09:08 AM   #41
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here is the straight on of the shop truck
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Old 10-11-2013, 09:59 AM   #42
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Re: RideTech's New C10 CoilOver Kits

What "my eyes" see,... is the space behind the tire is smaller than the space in front of the tire.
Not seen as much with a static drop.
If it was bagged,... it would look even worse air'd out.

Just a personal preference in looks.
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Old 10-11-2013, 09:30 PM   #43
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Re: RideTech's New C10 CoilOver Kits

lolife- sayin' it how it is! I like that about you.
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Old 10-11-2013, 09:39 PM   #44
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lolife- sayin' it how it is! I like that about you.
Ha.
Sometimes I say too much.
Just voice my opinion,... and try to remind that it is just my opinion.
If anything,... "I prefer" the wheel a little forward,... in the wheel opening.

Ridetech make a QUALITY product and has for MANY years.
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Old 10-11-2013, 10:29 PM   #45
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Re: RideTech's New C10 CoilOver Kits

I have seen the truck in person the tires must be turned some. They did center them back up when the kit was built.
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Old 10-16-2013, 01:21 AM   #46
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Re: RideTech's New C10 CoilOver Kits

I think there charging entirely to much for making slight alterations to a 50year design. And most of the credit goes to ol' hot rodders who have been addressing these issues for years.
That being said, it definitely looks good and must save some people lots of headaches. Not to mention irs way nice to stumble across your stuff or the like used on craigslist for next to nothing!
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Old 04-23-2014, 01:23 AM   #47
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We are getting ready to size the front up on the 73-87. I will keep you posted on the fitment.
They will use a factory style ball joints.
The arms are designed to utilize our sway bars.

Whatever happened with this?
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Old 10-09-2014, 07:40 PM   #48
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Re: RideTech's New C10 CoilOver Kits

im really interested in this kit but kinda wish it sat a little lower at ride height .
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Old 10-13-2014, 04:48 PM   #49
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whats the general consensus and feed back on this kit? I am about to make a final decision between this and air. I really don't need air as I like the stance I currently have but it rides rough.
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Old 10-13-2014, 05:01 PM   #50
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You will have a nice ride with this kit and handle well. If you get the hq shocks you can dial it in.
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