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I have been working with Brian over at Stifflers and Josh from Ridetech for about a month or 2 now on these and guess what finally showed up. I am what we believe to be the first lightning with Ridetech's TQ series adjustable reservoir coilovers.

We are starting off with 950lb rate springs for the front according to the race weight we think were going to be at and we'll make adjustments from there.

These will work in conjunction with stifflers upper and lower control arms.

Now for what you all have been waiting for.
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Brian did tell me the most important part of this was my T-shirt size. [smilie=om

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can we get some pics of them installed???
 

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can we get some pics of them installed???
I will get some pictures of them install most likely by this weekend. Unfortunately I wont have experience with them for a while as I still need to get the cage done and work on the motor work still.

Next major piece I'm waiting on is the department of boost manifold and intercooler setup for the build but that will most likely be a couple of months
 

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I have been working with Brian over at Stifflers and Josh from Ridetech for about a month or 2 now on these and guess what finally showed up. I am what we believe to be the first lightning with Ridetech's TQ series adjustable reservoir coilovers.

We are starting off with 950lb rate springs for the front according to the race weight we think were going to be at and we'll make adjustments from there.

These will work in conjunction with stifflers upper and lower control arms.

Now for what you all have been waiting for.
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Brian did tell me the most important part of this was my T-shirt size. [smilie=om

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My man 🏁Fast Willy🏁wow that looks awesome 🇺🇸🦅Brain at stifflers is good people,I had the pleasure of meeting him at MRI a few years back,and I also have ordered parts from them, top notch Products 🇺🇸🇺🇸 Looking forward in seeing your truck done and ready to go🇺🇸🏁 I’m glad you Are paying attention in getting your truck to (60 FT) please keep me posted 🏁 Remember 🤔 it’s all in the (60) in more ways then one 🦅🇺🇸🏁 Wishing you the very BEST this racing season ❤🏁
 

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Those fancy things look like they belong on a raptor with the external reservoir LOL
 

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Those fancy things look like they belong on a raptor with the external reservoir LOL
Hahaha that they do Josh. Can't wait to get this monster up and running and getting back in the driver seat hopefully running circles around some vettes
 

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Well that's some fancy stuff right there. Can't wait to see them installed. I assume you are lowered with the setup you run?
 

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The front was originally 2inch lower. the one main reason I went this route is the major adjustability I'll be about to get out of the setup. I have several different goals for the truck that stretch over several different forms of racing so to have all this adjustment will be key.
 

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Nice! I was looking at getting some Ridetech shocks for the front, just some universals though. Can't wait to see how these perform!
 

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Nice! I was looking at getting some Ridetech shocks for the front, just some universals though. Can't wait to see how these perform!
Give Josh at ridetech a call. Hes one of the guys who worked with Brian over at stifflers on sizing, spring rates and they work in conjunction with his lower control arms.
 

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Here are some picture updates that everyone I'm sure was waiting for. I ran into a hiccup tonight that I'll need to get back in touch with Brian about. Basically I'm not positive how to mount the upper part of the coilover in the truck. These are not the same as the regular ones and the rebound adjustment is on the top of these and have a different style bushing. The way I need to mount them would require me to dissemble the rebound adjustment and I just want to make sure I have that right before I go taking these apart.

Overall both the uppers went right in and even the coil overs are pretty easy I just need to figure this one piece out.

I forgot my wife threw out our scale a while back so before I get the other side installed I want to weight everything both old and new as well. So I called it a night.

Anyways here what everyone has been waiting for.

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I did end up having to purchase new cam bolts and all hardware for the uppers so I went with the oem parts from Tasca. Also just if anyone is curious you no longer use these for any adjustments. All the adjustments will be made using the control arm itself.

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Another update after some help from Brian.

Everything I needed was right in front of me I was just a little uncertain about taking the rebound control knob off and didn’t want to cause any issues. So I just wanted to confirm with him before doing so.

Our original concern was having enough room for the reservoir line at the bottom of the coil over. Turns out there is plenty of room. Now the biggest issue will be figuring out where to mount the reservoirs for easy access.

Nothing is torqued down yet because it’s all coming back apart. But I needed to get back to a roller so I have finish the frame work and then get the cab off for cut in paint work.

Another plus of these coil overs was a good big of weight savings. 11.2lbs per side to be exact just from he coil over.

I did weight the stock lower as well but didnt weight the stifflers one yet. I also don’t have a stock upper to weigh for comparison. I will weigh the new upper though when it all comes back off.
 

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Its probably a little more weight savings than that considering the reservoir is going to be mounted to the body or frame.
 

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Its probably a little more weight savings than that considering the reservoir is going to be mounted to the body or frame.
You would be referring to unsprung weight then not overall weight of the truck.
@Certified Drunk the weight savings would be even more if you go with their regular coil over, from the weight I gathered of the reservoir and line is approx 2lbs.
 

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coil over lca weight.jpg This is the weight of a coil over LCA during development. There are 4 metal sleeves on there instead of two (oops), and I am not for sure if this is the final product in DOM material. You ARE the first person to run this setup. CONGRATS ! Glad you got it all worked out and are satisfied.
 

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You would be referring to unsprung weight then not overall weight of the truck.

@Certified Drunk the weight savings would be even more if you go with their regular coil over, from the weight I gathered of the reservoir and line is approx 2lbs.

Unsprung weight is the one that really matters ( to me) since it will affect handling the most. 4lbs of weight is nothing to these trucks especially since you have removed even more weight with this whole assembly. Been driving mine around since Feb. '11 with an extra 650-700lbs in the back and all it did was give me more traction![smilie=om I for one am very jealous! :smt089This is on my list of upgrades I would like to put on the truck. I already have a few of Brians(Stifflers) products on my truck and each one is either a direct improvement to handling or to safety. Congrats:cheers and please post up either a video of your first drive or your opinion of the new setup. Thanks :smt023
 
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