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Solo Motorsports has finished their design phase of our Bronco Coilover Conversion Kit. The shock hoop consists of three pieces -- left & right hoops and removeable crossbar. The shock hoops pick up at least 1 or 2 factory bolt holes, thus taking ALL the guesswork & setup time out. The three pieces are bolted together and then you burn or weld them to the frame. The inner plastic will need to be trimmed and the lower shock mount off the front of the Dana 44 beam needs to be welded. It utilizes a 12" stroke coilover shock off the front of the beam and a smooth-body or bypass shock off the back of the beam. Coilover shocks allow adjustability and performance. With Cut & Turned Dana 44s, 1.25" Heimed Extended Radius Arms, & Coilover Conversion Kit, we cycled the front end at 15" of straight, good, useable wheel travel. Introductory price of $950 for Coilover Conversion Kit, $300 for Cut & Turned D44 beam work, and $745 for 1.25" Heimed Extended Radius Arms... (some welding is required and you'll need a pair of 12" coilover shocks with 90 degree fittings at minimum -- $1325)
Any questions on this setup, please call 626.966.7656 M-F 9-5 or Sat 9-1 PST....Ask for Paul or Bobby
 

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Smokin!! Something like this is much needed!
 

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If I can do a run of at least 3 coilover conversion kits, extended radius arms, and D44s cut/turn we could shave about $100 off the conversion kit. Anyone interested needs to email from FSB first and then call so I know what group to give discounts on getting this new product out...Sorry I haven't had much time to surf FSB as our guys are busy working on 11 different projects at the shop including another 4-Linked Bronco....thanks Solo Motorsports 626.966.7656
 

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You can't go wrong with Solo's stuff that's for sure. Quality parts. You guys should post up pics of your shackles running F150 springs.
 

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Saw this rig today first hand, and the kit looks awesome guys!! Bump for solo!
 

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Quick question, does this set up utilize the stock shock mounts on the beams? Can't tell from the pic...
 

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No. Tabs needs to burned onto the front of the beams. When engine cage is burned to frame and coilover shocks mounted to engine cage (minus coils of course) along with frontend assembled, suspension is set at full compression. Then lower shock tabs are tack-welded, suspension cycled for clearance. If all is good, then lower shock tabs are burned onto the beams. The kit provides the lower coilover tabs and the tabs for 1.25" heimed radius..Now that we've sold a handfull of conversion kits, the build-time has lowered and so has the price to $800 with 3-bolt flange tabs connecting the cross-over bar or add $100 for machined in-line clamps...Any questions, call us at 626.966.7656
 

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Damn.... price drop too!! Awesome guys. I saw the rig getting some work done in Corona to the engine today, and all the suspension goods are awesome. Whatrs the scoop on the rear shock mount? Is that also coming to market?
 

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Price was lowered to move the product to get it our there. So far, we've sold 3 kits as of June 1, 2010 along with 1.25" radius arm kit with Cut/Turned beam work.....As far as the rear shocks under the bed, we'd thought about it. It's simple enough to weld together. We'd prefer 10" stroke shocks instead of 12". the pics on the website show it built with 12" stroke Smooth-Body Kings as we ran the shocks under the bed. Wheel travel-wise that Bronco has "good, useable" wheel travel numbers of 15.25" but it was limit-strapped to cycle 14.25" so as not to hyper-extend the King shocks..That Bronco had the F150 Deavers (works 10x better for a Bronco), Solo shackles, and the front leaf spring machined spacers/shackle pivot relocator kit. When it was finished, we have this old floor jack that will drop anything in a heartbeat. When dropped, the rear suspension was very "cush" -- like when you sit on the back of a dirtbike or quad. Any questions, call us...thanks Paul
 
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