The 1947 - Present Chevrolet & GMC Truck Message Board Network







Register or Log In To remove these advertisements.

Go Back   The 1947 - Present Chevrolet & GMC Truck Message Board Network > General Truck Forums > All 4x4 Tech & Off Roading

Web 67-72chevytrucks.com


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-27-2017, 11:59 PM   #1
farmer21
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: Lodi, Ca
Posts: 6
K10 suspension

I've looked at Offroad Designs Coilover kit. Looks pretty nice. Are there any other options out there.

Thanks

Last edited by farmer21; 08-28-2017 at 08:19 AM.
farmer21 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2017, 08:02 AM   #2
special-K
Special Order
 
special-K's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Mt.Airy,MD
Posts: 60,986
Re: K10 suspension

I'm not familiar with a coilover kit. What K/10 do you have? When you say coilover I think of shocks. Is that what you mean? More info would help me help you.
__________________
"BUILDING A BETTER WAY TO SERVE THE USA"......67/72......"The New Breed"

'67 C1500 Wideside Super Custom SWB: 327/M22/3.42 posi...project 'Driver Quality'
'72 K2500 Wideside Sierra Custom Camper: 350/TH350/4.10 Power-Lok...'The 72'
Tim

"Don't call me a redneck. I'm just a rough cut country gentleman"

R.I.P. East Side Low Life __________ R.I.P. El Jay_____________ R.I.P. 72BLUZ _____________
special-K is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2017, 08:22 AM   #3
farmer21
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: Lodi, Ca
Posts: 6
Re: K10 suspension

It's a four link kit replacing all leaf springs. It looks like it will take a little bit of fabrication for the hoop towers but definitely doable. 1972 K10
farmer21 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2017, 10:47 PM   #4
andrewmp6
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Louisville,Ky
Posts: 5,777
Re: K10 suspension

Their kit is deigned for these trucks there is others but they are way more diy type stuff,Like http://www.ruffstuffspecialties.com/.../LINKPROD.html http://www.chassisunlimited.com/stor...html?mode=list
andrewmp6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2017, 11:37 PM   #5
farmer21
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: Lodi, Ca
Posts: 6
Re: K10 suspension

Is there such thing as a trailing arm bigger coil spring lift. I know there is a 1971 in Bakersfield with this setup
farmer21 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2017, 12:12 AM   #6
andrewmp6
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Louisville,Ky
Posts: 5,777
Re: K10 suspension

There is custom springs you can have made,And the type of suspension used depends a lot on how you will use the truck.A rock crawler and a desert racing truck are night and day on set ups.
andrewmp6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2017, 10:08 PM   #7
special-K
Special Order
 
special-K's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Mt.Airy,MD
Posts: 60,986
Re: K10 suspension

Quote:
Originally Posted by farmer21 View Post
It's a four link kit replacing all leaf springs. It looks like it will take a little bit of fabrication for the hoop towers but definitely doable. 1972 K10
Ok, that's what I figured, but the "coilover" threw me off. Those are just shocks with coil springs over them. I built a 4-link rear suspension on a '95 K3500 for air bags. It was about hauling capacity and adjusting height, not race inspired.
__________________
"BUILDING A BETTER WAY TO SERVE THE USA"......67/72......"The New Breed"

'67 C1500 Wideside Super Custom SWB: 327/M22/3.42 posi...project 'Driver Quality'
'72 K2500 Wideside Sierra Custom Camper: 350/TH350/4.10 Power-Lok...'The 72'
Tim

"Don't call me a redneck. I'm just a rough cut country gentleman"

R.I.P. East Side Low Life __________ R.I.P. El Jay_____________ R.I.P. 72BLUZ _____________
special-K is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2017, 12:43 AM   #8
Zoomad75
Registered User
 
Zoomad75's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Pueblo, CO
Posts: 1,259
Re: K10 suspension

ORD's stuff is nice for sure. Fortify Offroad is another place building coil-over/link setups. They focus on the squarebody style, but the earlier isn't far off from it.
__________________
Rob Z.
1975 K5 350/465/205/D44/12b 4" lift on 35's- RIP
1991 K5 5.3L/700r4/241/D44/14b Under Construction
Zoomad75 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2017, 12:56 AM   #9
farmer21
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: Lodi, Ca
Posts: 6
Re: K10 suspension

Quote:
Originally Posted by Zoomad75 View Post
ORD's stuff is nice for sure. Fortify Offroad is another place building coil-over/link setups. They focus on the squarebody style, but the earlier isn't far off from it.
Is ORU still doing Conversions for older trucks?
farmer21 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2017, 02:06 AM   #10
'63GENIII
Senior Member
 
'63GENIII's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: San Carlos, Ca.
Posts: 2,075
Re: K10 suspension

Quote:
Originally Posted by andrewmp6 View Post
Their kit is deigned for these trucks there is others but they are way more diy type stuff,Like http://www.ruffstuffspecialties.com/.../LINKPROD.html http://www.chassisunlimited.com/stor...html?mode=list
Ive used some of RuffStuff's parts and the quality is unbelievable. Very close to DIY4X4 quality IMO. The kind of stuff you'd build a tank with. They're close by in Loomis.

FWIW, Ive used ORD alongside DIY4x4 and Ruffstuff in my 63" - 52" spring swap and while ORD does make some good parts, they don't come close to the build quality of the DIY and Ruffstuff hangers, plates shackles and hardware.

Not even close.
__________________
Chris


'63 k15 long step
Vortec 7.4 - L29 Blackbear tune, Five 0 Motorsports injectors, Chris Straub Cam, NV4500, divorced 205
52" front and 63" rear spring swap
D44 / 14bff - disc axles
Milemarker 9K and 10.5K hydraulic winches

63" & B52 Spring Install http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...ng+swap+thread


NV4500 Reverse Build Thread http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...=reverse+build

L29 - 7.4 Vortec Build http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...&highlight=L29
'63GENIII is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2017, 03:02 AM   #11
andrewmp6
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Louisville,Ky
Posts: 5,777
Re: K10 suspension

This is the kit hes talking about http://offroaddesign.com/catalog/Fro...Conversion.htm
andrewmp6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2017, 08:58 AM   #12
'63GENIII
Senior Member
 
'63GENIII's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: San Carlos, Ca.
Posts: 2,075
Re: K10 suspension

Quote:
Originally Posted by andrewmp6 View Post
That does look like a pretty slick set up.
__________________
Chris


'63 k15 long step
Vortec 7.4 - L29 Blackbear tune, Five 0 Motorsports injectors, Chris Straub Cam, NV4500, divorced 205
52" front and 63" rear spring swap
D44 / 14bff - disc axles
Milemarker 9K and 10.5K hydraulic winches

63" & B52 Spring Install http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...ng+swap+thread


NV4500 Reverse Build Thread http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...=reverse+build

L29 - 7.4 Vortec Build http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...&highlight=L29
'63GENIII is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2017, 02:48 AM   #13
andrewmp6
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Louisville,Ky
Posts: 5,777
Re: K10 suspension

Yeah and the brackets are designed for these trucks so it takes a lot of guess work out of other kits.
andrewmp6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:43 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 1997-2013 67-72chevytrucks.com