What is you plans for the rear? Just asking since you put the buckets on the list and are going coilovers. With going over your list, you wont need the buckets, the cast c-wedges or caps, the steering, or traction bar kit. WFO makes radius arm kits and lower coilover mounts for 05+ super duty axles that they use on duramaxs. I suggest adapting the factory steering the bronco gear box. What is the plans for upper coilover mount and coilovers? The budget is broken.
Little update on the truck. Got the front torn down and interior pretty much stripped. Hopefully going to finish stripping the interior on my next day off and then moving onto removing the bed, gas tanks, and any remaining wiring, accessories, etc.Cool truck can't wait to see the coyote swap in a obs F-150.
I only get 1 to 2 days off a week so I can't waste any time! And that progress is only 3 days, 2 of which I didn't have a second hand.Wow, you're getting after it! Where are you storing all the parts while you have the truck torn down?
Hey Green Turd. Thanks for the info! I want to change the buckets because mine are rusted out and need replacement anyway. The stock ones also aren't as far out as the aftermarket SAS swap mounts to better align with the HP Dana60. All I was going to do is get a bucket adapter to coilover so the coilovers will mount to the aftermarket bucket.
In regards to the c-wedges. So your saying I can use the radius arm mounts that are already on the axles?
As far as steering box. I was thinking of going with an aftermarket upgraded steering box from red-head or something. Wouldn't that be better?
I was thinking about going with King or Fox coilovers but before I even get that far, I need to figure out what length to get. Right now I have a rough country 6in on the stock setup and I don't want the truck to be any higher than that after the swap... Any suggestions on coilover length?
As far as the rear, I really haven't decided yet. I want the softest ride I can get that can still tow my 5,000ib boat (loaded and trailered weight). Any input on that would be GREATLY appreciated.
My opinion, If I were using coilovers I would use the adjustable coilover mounts from Ballistic or fab hoops. The 2" offset Duff buckets you posted are what I used. The extra 2" is going to add torque on the frame, I may never have a problem BUT..... I used the buckets because I allready had new 78-9 coils to use AND budget.
front coils $200
coil buckets $180
lower mounts $100
Shocks $200 +
Coilover cost varies wildly from brand to brand and options
Loaded Kings prolly looking at $1400 lower end maybe $500 for the pair
Coilover lower mount Ruffstuff, WFO, Ballistic $50
Coilover tower Ballistic $160.
I think that planning to use cheaper coilovers and upgrade later is the best option. More adjustable and durable.
Looking forward to your bulid.
Im currently going down the same road but with a Bronco
Im running a set of 2008 axles that where special ordered from ford with 4.10s a detroit truetrac up front and a detroit locker in the rear
12" stroke fox 2.5" coilovers from a sxs (I am fortunate to have a few laying around I was able to get for free.)
modified threat motorsports coilover mounts to a ruff stuff weld on mount on the axle, I am running the 2008 super duty radius arms just to get it rolling again but will be building a radius arm or three link setup.
I built a custom track bar mount mated to a Carli adjustable track bar
out back I am running JBG j40 Deaver springs with a threat motorsports shock relocation bracket, fabricated hangers and longer shackles.
I also have a Coyote swap sitting here ready to go but I want to get the suspension finished and proven before I add any more work for myself!
If you have any questions feel free to ask.
My next stage is making structures to support the radiator support as I am running fiberglass fenders up front.