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Lifted & Lowered Suspension Buyers Guide - The Suspension Zone
A Guide To The Latest And Greatest In All Things Suspension
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September 01, 2007
What: 200-psi, 100-percent Duty-Cycle Air CompressorsWhy it's cool: The all-new XD4000-series 12VDC air compressor from Oasis features a forced air motor and compressor cooling system. The specially designed, fan housing shroud and deep-finned head dramatically reduce operating temperature. The XD4000's 5hp electric motor is built for continuous duty for air suspension systems.(888) 966-2747www.oasismfg.com
Oasis Manufacturing What: 200-psi, 100-percent Duty-Cycle Air CompressorsWhy it's cool: T
Total Chaos Fabrication Inc.
What: '07 Tundra 2WD upper control armsWhy it's cool: These arms are 100-percent bolt-on components and can offer additional travel with some brands of aftermarket coilover shocks. The arms are built from 4130 chrome-moly tubing and designed to incorporate a 1-inch Uniball. The company developed this arm to replace the caster that is lost when any aftermarket lift kit is installed. The complete kit includes upper control arms, high-misalignment spacers, bushings, inner sleeves, and hardware.(951) 737-9682www.chaosfab.com
Total Chaos Fabrication Inc. What: '07 Tundra 2WD upper control armsWhy it's cool: These
What: Contitech air springsWhy it's cool: Available exclusively through Mac's Springs, Contitech air springs provide great durability, high burst pressure, and sweet ride quality. Mac's offers a choice of two- or four-ply air springs in a variety of configurations from 2,500- to 2,800-pound capacities.(909) 862-4811www.macsspring.com
Mac's Springs What: Contitech air springsWhy it's cool: Available exclusively through Mac
Rough Country Suspension Products
What: '05-'07 Ford Super Duty bolt-on four-link systemWhy it's cool: This package includes heavy-duty 1-3/4-inch-diameter links, featuring race-style 1-inch Heim joints with a 76,000-pound rating for strength and caster adjustment. The system also includes sway bar link extensions, track bar relocation bracket, a pitman arm, a steering stabilizer relocation bracket, springs, and more. For the rear lift, you get an add-a-leaf and U-bolt kit. There are also three different shock options, so you can choose the right one for your needs.(800) 222-7023www.roughcountry.com
Rough Country Suspension Products What: '05-'07 Ford Super Duty bolt-on four-link systemW
Top Gun Customz
What: '03-'07 Dodge Ram Mega Cab 8-inch lift kitWhy it's cool: This complete package contains 8-inch coils and a very tough long-arm setup. It will take your Mega Cab up high enough to rock 37-inch tires. You will get new coil springs for the heavy-duty applications, a track bar drop-down bracket, a drop pitman arm, driver- and passenger-side upper and lower sway bar drop brackets, rear blocks, an add-a-leaf spring, longer U-bolts with hardware, instructions, and even decals.(877) 674-9362www.topguncustomz.com
Top Gun Customz What: '03-'07 Dodge Ram Mega Cab 8-inch lift kitWhy it's cool: This compl
Superlift Suspension Systems
What: '99-'06 GM trucks 7-inch lift systemWhy it's cool: At the heart of this suspension system are new coil springs, replacement steering knuckles, lower control-arm crossmembers, and Superlift's suspension-travel control system. The kit's taller front coil springs have a slightly heavier rate to compensate for the additional loads generated by wider and heavier tires and wheels. Rear leveling is accomplished with 5-inch blocks and allows you to run a 35-inch-tall tire.(800) 551-4955www.superlift.com
Superlift Suspension Systems What: '99-'06 GM trucks 7-inch lift systemWhy it's cool: At
What: '07-and-later Tahoe/Yukon/Escalade sway barsWhy it's cool: These sway bars are engineered to dramatically reduce sway, enhance cornering potential, and help chassis balance. Ride comfort is not affected, even on Autoride-equipped Denali and Escalade models with air suspension. The 1-1/2-inch-diameter front and 1-1/4-inch-diameter rear sway bars are 70 percent stiffer than stock yet fit in the stock location and will not compromise your factory warranty.(877) 466-7655www.hotchkis.net
Hotchkis Performance What: '07-and-later Tahoe/Yukon/Escalade sway barsWhy it's cool: The
What: '05 Nissan Frontier or Xterra Jounce Shock systemWhy it's cool: With this, you will feel the difference that real performance suspension mods can make. Experience the handling and ride improvements over rough terrain, while maintaining a factory ride on-road. This complete system includes everything you need, down to the last washer.(303) 772-2103www.lightracing.com
Light Racing What: '05 Nissan Frontier or Xterra Jounce Shock systemWhy it's cool: With t
What: '95-'04 Tacoma 3-inch drop spindlesWhy it's cool: Because no one else is building a 3-inch drop spindle for the first-generation Tacoma pickup. These are 100-percent bolt-on parts, designed to work with the stock arms to allow the suspension to lay crossmember with a 29-inch-tall tire. They are fully TIG-welded and hand-assembled, and the upper ball-joints have been replaced with a 7/8-inch vertical mounted Uniball to eliminate the ball-joint bind issues common with these trucks.(951) 654-3195www.biokustumz.com
Bio Kustumz What: '95-'04 Tacoma 3-inch drop spindlesWhy it's cool: Because no one else i
What: '06 Dodge Ram 1500 6-inch lift systemWhy it's cool: The system includes heavy-duty cast steering knuckles, bolt-on inner tie rod assemblies, front differential drop brackets, and a one-piece subframe, constructed from laser-cut 1/4-inch steel. Rancho also includes extended-length, DOT-certified front brake lines, U-bolts, and cast, one-piece rear riser blocks. You can run 35-inch tires, once installed, and the system is offered with Rancho's lifetime warranty.(734) 384-7804www.gorancho.com
Rancho Suspension What: '06 Dodge Ram 1500 6-inch lift systemWhy it's cool: The system in
What: '07 Chevrolet Silverado complete lowering kitsWhy it's cool: From 1 to 4 inches on the front axle and 2 to 6 inches on the rear axle, you can choose the configuration that best suits your needs. Each kit is constructed of heavy-gauge die-stamped steel to ensure fitment. All kits feature a durable powdercoat finish, Grade-8 fasteners, and a limited lifetime warranty.www.belltechcorp.com
Belltech What: '07 Chevrolet Silverado complete lowering kitsWhy it's cool: From 1 to 4 i
What: Evolution Series air springsWhy it's cool: With sizes ranging from 5-1/2 to 8 inches in diameter and pressure ratings from 200 to 600 psi, there is a model that will suit your application. The non-ballooning feature uses less air and fits in tighter spaces.(888) 352-5225www.slamspecialties.com
Slam Specialties What: Evolution Series air springsWhy it's cool: With sizes ranging from
What: '07 Toyota Tundra 3-inch lift kitWhy it's cool: This all-steel kit comes complete with all hardware, differential drop, bumpstop drop, and plated U-bolts with powdercoated rear blocks. You can fit a much larger wheel and tire package, such as a 33-inch setup, and the kit comes with a lifetime warranty.(888) 660-5892www.truxxx.com
Truxxx Manufacturing What: '07 Toyota Tundra 3-inch lift kitWhy it's cool: This all-steel
Mike McGaughy's Suspension
What: '07 Toyota Tundra 2/4 drop kitWhy it's cool: The parts are made from the high-grade steel and are CNC-formed and -machined. The drop kit includes front coil springs, a flip kit with U-bolts, shackles, and bumpstops. Shorter rear shocks are needed but sold separately. Other than that, no extra parts are required. You can run your stock 18-inch tires, or you can go big and chuck on a 22-inch wheel with 305/40R22 tires.(559) 226-8196www.mcgaughys.com
Mike McGaughy's Suspension What: '07 Toyota Tundra 2/4 drop kitWhy it's cool: The parts a
Off Road Unlimited
What: '99-'06 GM 1500- and 2500-series trucksWhy it's cool: The ORU system uses special re-indexed torsion-bar adjuster cogs that level the vehicle without compromising performance. Bilstein 5100-Series shocks are available for superior ride quality. With the kit installed, you can use as large as 33-inch-diameter tires.(818) 563-1208www.offroadunlimited.com
Off Road Unlimited What: '99-'06 GM 1500- and 2500-series trucksWhy it's cool: The ORU sy
California Supertrucks Inc.
What: '07 Silverado 1500 2WD 4-1/2-inch lift systemWhy it's cool: This kit was specially engineered in a way that the StabiliTrak system is not affected and no warning lights will come on in the dash. The kit features a 3-1/2-inch lift spindle, stainless steel braided brake lines, 1-inch billet coilover spacers, a 2-inch rear block and U-bolt kit, and two properly valved rear shocks. You can run a 33-inch-tall tire on 17x8-inch wheels for proper clearance.(951) 328-9902www.cstsuspension.com
California Supertrucks Inc. What: '07 Silverado 1500 2WD 4-1/2-inch lift systemWhy it's c
Rock Krawler Suspension Inc.
What: '08 Ford Super Duty 8-inch coilover conversionWhy it's cool: This system features a full long-arm four-link conversion with the front lowers being made of 2-1/2-inch outside-diameter by 1/4-inch wall tubing. Up front has a 2-1/2-inch-diameter coilover that provides excellent on- or off-highway ride quality. The rear features a trailing arm design coupled with coilover racing shocks. All control arms and hard parts feature an exclusive abuse-proof lifetime guarantee.(518) 270-9822www.rockkrawler.com
Rock Krawler Suspension Inc. What: '08 Ford Super Duty 8-inch coilover conversionWhy it's
CanDo Specialties Inc.
What: Multiple application bolt-on forward and reverse four-link kitWhy it's cool: Although most choose to run the CanDo Universal Cantilever Four-Link all reversed, for ease of installation, the kit can be made to work all FWD, as well. You can expect 12 to 16 inches of lift-not to mention it rides sweeter than stock.(530) 533-8680www.candospecialties.com
CanDo Specialties Inc. What: Multiple application bolt-on forward and reverse four-link k
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