Front Coilover Kit With Fox Shocks
Ready for the pinnacle of suspension for your truck?
Look no further, our coilover system is the absolute best in ride quality for your rig!
Brackets and hardware are about 10-12 weeks out
We currently have the below Fox shocks in stock, anything else will need to be custom ordered. Custom orders are 20+ weeks out. We keep this list of in stock shocks up to date as they come in. Note: shocks will only be sold with a kit not individually. Shocks are only for new orders; they will not be sold to existing or previous orders.
(2) 12" Fox with DSC Adjuster (98306104)
(2) 14" Fox (98302105)
(4) 16" Fox (98002104)
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Why convert your truck to the Offroad Design Coilover System?
Best ride possible
With a leaf spring system your axle moves forward, back, and side to side so driving feel is very mushy. With links your axle as a designated path so everything feels more precise even the steering. This will make your truck perform more like a brand new one.
Your steering feel will even improve with adding the coilover link kit. As you steer your axle wont be pushed side to side like it does with leafs.
High quality shocks come standard
When getting into the coilover kit you instantly get a large body remote reservoir shock more than capable of handling anything you throw at it!
Everything in this kit is comprised of very high quality materials that will lower your maintenance. No more replacing spring bushings or checking U bolts! Also having a softer suspension will be easier on the rest of the components of your truck.
WIth our coilover kits you can do anything from nice on road daily driver to hardcore go fast dunes and everything in-between (rockcrawler, camping rig, overland, tow rig, and weekend cruiser). Weight is not a problem either! Can be anything from all aluminum LS to heavy diesel motored trucks with huge bumpers, the coilover kit will add performance with ease!
Can I install the coilover kit myself?
Since there are varying skill levels that is a hard one to answer. This kit does require a lot of welding, cutting, and also free form fab. To see if you are up to the task check out our coilover resources page under the tech center
Besides the coilover kit what other items are needed?
If you don't have it already you will need crossover steering to run the coilover kit. We do carry these kits! Stock push pull steering and High Steer (tie rod above knuckles) will not work with the coilover kit.
High Clearance Engine Crossmember
For the 73-87(91) trucks and suv's you will need a high clearance engine crossmember for the panhard bar to clear. We carry those on our website
You may need other items like longer brake lines, drive shafts, and a lift or links for the rear to match the front if you are starting with a stock (not lifted) truck
What vehicles does this kit work with?
1969-1991 Chevy trucks/SUVs
Our kit will work will the 1969-1972 era GM trucks and SUV's as well as the 1973-1991 squarebody GM trucks and SUV's. It will not work with the later GMT400 or GMT800 IFS trucks.
Why 4 link?
What makes Parallel 4 link the best option
They have better driving manners, less wear, and more flex compared to a radius arm setup
Frame Bracket Info
This bracket is used for lift heights of 4" or less and is mainly used for rock crawling applications to keep the links high up away from the rocks. These brackets use our offset links
This bracket is used for lift heights of up to 4" on k5, k10, k20, and suburban applications. Or up to 6" of lift in K30 applications. This bracket is geared toward an all around use for some off road and some on road. These brackets use our offset links.
This bracket is used for lift heights of 4-8" on k5, k10, k20, and suburban applications. Or 6-8" of lift in K30 applications. This bracket is geared toward an use where ground clearance isn't and issue but better link geometry is wanted. Things like street driven, go fast, dunes, and tow rigs. These brackets use our straight links.
This bracket is used for lift heights greater than 9". These brackets use our straight links.
What axles does this kit work with?
This kit works with the Kingpin GM Dana 60, Kingpin Dodge Dana 60, Kingpin Ford Dana 60 (77-79 and 85-91), 67-72 2.75" tube and GM D44, 3" Tube GM D44/Corporate 10 Bolt. IT DOES NOT WORK WITH ANY OF THE BALLJOINT DANA 60s.
What travel shock should I get?
Shock travel options
The lowest travel shock we can do with this kit is a 8" and the longest travel shock that will work is a 14"
Full Flex rock crawling
Go fast dunes
Mixed use on/off road
Using tall truck bracket (9"+ lift)
Spring rates and valving
We use the information you provide with use/info on the vehicle to spec out spring rates and valving for your build if your purchase the shocks through us. If you purchase shocks though another source sorry but we WILL NOT spec valving or spring rates.
King Shock Info
Our standard Fox Performance series coilover is a 2.5" body, remote reservoir, with black/silver anodizing. Fox is an extremely high quality shock company with products used in OEM applications. They do have some add on options like the Dual speed compression adjuster "DSC" (used for changing High and low speed compression).
Fox external bypass shock
The external bypass shocks add even more on the fly tuning. These are great for when you are wanting to use your truck as hard as possible! So if you plan to see air under your tires all the time add some external bypasses!
Fox Bump Stops
The bump stops are used to slow down the bottoming out of the suspension. If you plan on hitting full bump a lot add some of these bump stop. We typically run 2.5x2.5 with most of our rigs
Does this kit require cutting in the engine bay
With this kit you will need to cut your inner fender wells for the shocks/shock mounts to fit. If you have a stock A/C box it can be very difficult fitting shocks/shock hoops around it, we suggest going to an aftermarket one that moves the components under the dash for ease of install.
Can I move my axle forward from stock
You can to a point
Typically you can move your axle forward .75" from stock, some have made 1" forward work. Anything past that you will need to move your steering gearbox which we do have a kit for.
A sway bar can help tame down body roll with your new soft suspension. We do carry coilover sway bar kits. These kits are a heavier bar great for on road. When you want to get your full travel off road we recommend disconnecting it.
Want to see some of our vehicles with the coilover kit? Click the links below:
Also here is a link to some coilover install resources:
Things you may need for the coilover system if you don't have them already
Our springs are designed to give the best ride possible, so they have a low spring rate. To get the best of both worlds (nice ride and towing capacity) we recommend using a set of airbags when towing. There are quite a few kits out there for airbags on these trucks. One thing we highly recommend is the daystar airbag cradles, they allow the airbag to leave/return to the cradle when flexing off road. That way your suspension travel isn’t hindered, we carry them on our website too!
Throwing a few hundred pounds of gear in the back of your truck is not going to be a problem. When you are looking at hauling more than that we recommend using airbags
|Basic Coilover Setup||252.3 KB||Download|
|Checklist GMd60 High Clearance||docx||35.9 KB||Download|
|Coilover Kit Checklist GM D60 Low Clearance||126 KB||Download|
|Coilover Kit Cheklist D44 Low clearance||125.3 KB||Download|
|’67-’87 (’91) GM Front Coilover Conversion Instructions||803.6 KB||Download|
|Engine Crossmember Instructions||223.1 KB||Download|
|Dana 60 Crossover Steering Instructions||365.9 KB||Download|
|Dana 44 and 10 Bolt Crossover Steering Instructions||358.4 KB||Download|