Suspension Maxx Needs You! (Updated: 14 July w/New Pics) - Page 3 - Chevy Colorado & GMC Canyon
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #41 of 141 (permalink) Old 06-02-2009, 01:07 PM
Senior Member
 
atxcoloradofan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Texas
Posts: 2,827
Send a message via AIM to atxcoloradofan Send a message via Yahoo to atxcoloradofan
Re: Suspension Maxx Needs You! (Updated: 2 June, Reduced Price)

thanks for the update, i hope they get a lot of good response since they are tryin to help out our 355's




Mud Club Member #19
Lifted Club Member #195
atxcoloradofan is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #42 of 141 (permalink) Old 06-02-2009, 08:04 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Carol Stream, IL and Cascade, Wisconsin
Posts: 1,421
Send a message via MSN to M_O_Z
Re: Suspension Maxx Needs You! (Updated: 2 June, Reduced Price)

You ever toss the idea of seeing if they might make a SOA coversion kit SSJ?

Full Time Student To UTI in Glendale Heights, IL
TOTW #33 2008

2004 Chevy Colorado LS Ext Cab Z71 4x4 I5 Auto
Aftermarket sunroof, C.R. Lawrence rear sliding window,
Goodmark Cowl Induction Hood, Cooper Discoverer S/T 31X10.5R15,
K&N 57 FIPK intake, MRBP Cool Duals rear exit, Dual High/Low Beam mod,
Resonator gutted cause I was bored
Mud Club Member #27

Signed: Channing Kraemer :D

+ '06 Kawasaki KLX250S
+ '01 Kawasaki Praire 300 4x4
+ '93 Arctic Cat Lynx
+ '04 Cannondale Jekyll 600
\\19 Years Old//
M_O_Z is offline  
post #43 of 141 (permalink) Old 06-02-2009, 08:08 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
ssgjurista's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Calcium, NY
Posts: 8,260
Re: Suspension Maxx Needs You! (Updated: 2 June, Reduced Price)

Quote:
Originally Posted by M_O_Z
You ever toss the idea of seeing if they might make a SOA coversion kit SSJ?
If you or another member gave me a list of what was needed/wanted in an SOA kit, I could ask.

"Brownstone Bumblebee" 2016 Diesel Colorado Z71 CCSB 4X4, Brownstone Metallic
HPD and Provent 200 Catch Cans, Amsoil Fluids, MetalMan Front Differential, Engine Oil Pan, & Steering Motor Skid Plate, Undercover Swing Cases
Say No! to Wheelers's Offroad!

"I respect everyone's opinion, no matter how wrong it may be."
ssgjurista is offline  
 
post #44 of 141 (permalink) Old 06-02-2009, 08:11 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Carol Stream, IL and Cascade, Wisconsin
Posts: 1,421
Send a message via MSN to M_O_Z
Re: Suspension Maxx Needs You! (Updated: 2 June, Reduced Price)

I don't know enough about a SOA conversion to give info. I might do some research into it though. Look around at trucks that have done it and see what they needed to do to do it successfully.

Full Time Student To UTI in Glendale Heights, IL
TOTW #33 2008

2004 Chevy Colorado LS Ext Cab Z71 4x4 I5 Auto
Aftermarket sunroof, C.R. Lawrence rear sliding window,
Goodmark Cowl Induction Hood, Cooper Discoverer S/T 31X10.5R15,
K&N 57 FIPK intake, MRBP Cool Duals rear exit, Dual High/Low Beam mod,
Resonator gutted cause I was bored
Mud Club Member #27

Signed: Channing Kraemer :D

+ '06 Kawasaki KLX250S
+ '01 Kawasaki Praire 300 4x4
+ '93 Arctic Cat Lynx
+ '04 Cannondale Jekyll 600
\\19 Years Old//
M_O_Z is offline  
post #45 of 141 (permalink) Old 06-04-2009, 04:23 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 1,120
Re: Suspension Maxx Needs You! (Updated: 2 June, Reduced Price)

nice update scott :) any word on the shock extenders? i havent got an email or anything saying they shipped, do you know if they have or not? im not in any hurry, just curious

'05 crew cab z71 canyon
Lifted Club Member #256

Audio:
jvc kw-avx810 with ipod cable, alpine spr-17's all around, alpine pdx-5,
uts sub box with 2 8" boston subs ------FOR SALE, PM if interested

Misc:
viper 5900 alarm w/ remote start, painted interior to match,
tinted tails and 3rd brake light, 20% front tint and 35% rear tint,
3" suspension maxx keys and 2.5 " aal

Future Mods:
pro comp 18's, ddm HIDs, supermod interior light and DRLs,
mbrp cool duals, k&n cold air intake, painted mirrors and handles to match
canyon_fan91 is offline  
post #46 of 141 (permalink) Old 06-04-2009, 07:23 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
ssgjurista's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Calcium, NY
Posts: 8,260
Re: Suspension Maxx Needs You! (Updated: 2 June, Reduced Price)

As of yesterday, the extenders were at the shipping department getting ready to go out.

"Brownstone Bumblebee" 2016 Diesel Colorado Z71 CCSB 4X4, Brownstone Metallic
HPD and Provent 200 Catch Cans, Amsoil Fluids, MetalMan Front Differential, Engine Oil Pan, & Steering Motor Skid Plate, Undercover Swing Cases
Say No! to Wheelers's Offroad!

"I respect everyone's opinion, no matter how wrong it may be."
ssgjurista is offline  
post #47 of 141 (permalink) Old 06-04-2009, 10:39 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Lincoln, NE
Posts: 60
Re: Suspension Maxx Needs You! (Updated: 2 June, Reduced Price)

any price on the rear shock extenders?
dkriene2 is offline  
post #48 of 141 (permalink) Old 06-04-2009, 11:33 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
ssgjurista's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Calcium, NY
Posts: 8,260
Re: Suspension Maxx Needs You! (Updated: 2 June, Reduced Price)

Quote:
Originally Posted by dkriene2
any price on the rear shock extenders?
Pre-production price estimated at $50 for a set, hardware included.

"Brownstone Bumblebee" 2016 Diesel Colorado Z71 CCSB 4X4, Brownstone Metallic
HPD and Provent 200 Catch Cans, Amsoil Fluids, MetalMan Front Differential, Engine Oil Pan, & Steering Motor Skid Plate, Undercover Swing Cases
Say No! to Wheelers's Offroad!

"I respect everyone's opinion, no matter how wrong it may be."
ssgjurista is offline  
post #49 of 141 (permalink) Old 06-05-2009, 10:41 AM
Senior Member
 
naskie18's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: not here
Posts: 13,404
Re: Suspension Maxx Needs You! (Updated: 2 June, Reduced Price)

Quote:
Originally Posted by ssgjurista
Quote:
Originally Posted by M_O_Z
You ever toss the idea of seeing if they might make a SOA coversion kit SSJ?
If you or another member gave me a list of what was needed/wanted in an SOA kit, I could ask.
I'd be interested in that as well, since (I think) it'd save me from having to buy a new set of leafs to level out my truck ;)

Sadly, I haven't been able to find anything on CF about how to do it

Can you ask whether he'd be able to see what is required by looking at a truck? If so, I can drive up there and let him poke around mine and see what he thinks would be necessary.


Nick http://www.naskie18.com GoogleTalk: naskie18@gmail.com AIM: naskie18

naskie18 is offline  
post #50 of 141 (permalink) Old 06-05-2009, 12:01 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
ssgjurista's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Calcium, NY
Posts: 8,260
Re: Suspension Maxx Needs You! (Updated: 2 June, Reduced Price)

Larry is working on lift shackles and a low profile/increased clearance u-bolt plate/lower shock mount. Once those projects are a Go or NoGo, I will propose the SOA conversion. A member on here, MANROD05 did his and has pics. I've been looking at his pics the last few days because there several other members have proposed this also. All you need is a pair of spring perches, a pair of shock mounts, and an extension for the brake line.
You reuse the factory u-bolts and spring plates.

What would be even sweeter is if SM could come up with a design that wouldn't require welding. Make life easier for the guys without access to a welder.
I don't see an SOA kit being difficult, but are there any economical methods to lift the front 5" - 6"? Even if SM makes something for the rear, not sure about the front. SM's philosophy is too make quality yet cost effective lift methods.

I will propose the idea and let Larry know you are available to bring your truck to their shop to look at potential possibilities.
MANROD05 posted a few pics in here: viewtopic.php?f=55&t=70585

"Brownstone Bumblebee" 2016 Diesel Colorado Z71 CCSB 4X4, Brownstone Metallic
HPD and Provent 200 Catch Cans, Amsoil Fluids, MetalMan Front Differential, Engine Oil Pan, & Steering Motor Skid Plate, Undercover Swing Cases
Say No! to Wheelers's Offroad!

"I respect everyone's opinion, no matter how wrong it may be."
ssgjurista is offline  
post #51 of 141 (permalink) Old 06-05-2009, 01:54 PM
Senior Member
 
naskie18's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: not here
Posts: 13,404
Re: Suspension Maxx Needs You! (Updated: 2 June, Reduced Price)

Quote:
Originally Posted by ssgjurista
but are there any economical methods to lift the front 5" - 6"? Even if SM makes something for the rear, not sure about the front. SM's philosophy is too make quality yet cost effective lift methods.
I'm not sure whether its considered economical or not, but I've got CST's 5" lift up front combined with 2" springtech lift springs, and I've got an add-a-leaf in the rear along with 2" shackles, and the rear is at least an inch lower than the front, maybe two. I figure that SOA will allow me to remove the add-a-leaf and still have it be level.

And I think it'll do it cheaper than buying CST's rear leafpack, which is supposed to add a couple inches over the add-a-leaf, if I recall right, but is about $500.


Nick http://www.naskie18.com GoogleTalk: naskie18@gmail.com AIM: naskie18

naskie18 is offline  
post #52 of 141 (permalink) Old 06-05-2009, 05:11 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Lincoln, NE
Posts: 60
Re: Suspension Maxx Needs You! (Updated: 2 June, Reduced Price)

has anyone played gopher and tried the shock extenders?
dkriene2 is offline  
post #53 of 141 (permalink) Old 06-05-2009, 05:35 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
ssgjurista's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Calcium, NY
Posts: 8,260
Re: Suspension Maxx Needs You! (Updated: 2 June, Reduced Price)

canyon_fan91 is going to test them.

"Brownstone Bumblebee" 2016 Diesel Colorado Z71 CCSB 4X4, Brownstone Metallic
HPD and Provent 200 Catch Cans, Amsoil Fluids, MetalMan Front Differential, Engine Oil Pan, & Steering Motor Skid Plate, Undercover Swing Cases
Say No! to Wheelers's Offroad!

"I respect everyone's opinion, no matter how wrong it may be."
ssgjurista is offline  
post #54 of 141 (permalink) Old 06-05-2009, 09:24 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 1,120
Re: Suspension Maxx Needs You! (Updated: 2 June, Reduced Price)

yessir, when i get em, my lift will be going on as well as those with tons of pics

'05 crew cab z71 canyon
Lifted Club Member #256

Audio:
jvc kw-avx810 with ipod cable, alpine spr-17's all around, alpine pdx-5,
uts sub box with 2 8" boston subs ------FOR SALE, PM if interested

Misc:
viper 5900 alarm w/ remote start, painted interior to match,
tinted tails and 3rd brake light, 20% front tint and 35% rear tint,
3" suspension maxx keys and 2.5 " aal

Future Mods:
pro comp 18's, ddm HIDs, supermod interior light and DRLs,
mbrp cool duals, k&n cold air intake, painted mirrors and handles to match
canyon_fan91 is offline  
post #55 of 141 (permalink) Old 06-08-2009, 08:07 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
ssgjurista's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Calcium, NY
Posts: 8,260
Re: Suspension Maxx Needs You! (Updated: 2 June, Reduced Price)

Suspension Maxx will explore the idea of making an SOA kit for the rear axle. But......before you go running through the neighborhood screaming 'SOA, SOA', Larry has to get a couple of other projects out of the way. So it would be 30 - 60 days. Him and I kicked around an idea of how to make the SOA conversion so you wouldn't need a welder.
Try to visualize: Unbolt the bottom of the shock, remove the u-bolts and leaf springs. Take a pair of new spring perches and add 'legs' to the front and rear of each perch so the ends of the legs sit in the factory perch on the bottom of the axle. Have SM weld an 'L' shaped piece to the leg on the rear side of the axle and make it so the bottom of the shock could be bolted to it.
Once the leaf springs and u-bolts are back in place, the new perch can't twist forward or rear on the axle housing because of the legs and the u-bolts would prevent it from moving sideways.

Sort of like the spring perch/shock mount combo that fbody4life posted the link to, but with an improved design.

Naskie18 - are you still willing to take your truck to Suspension Maxx when the time comes or do I need to look for another volunteer?

"Brownstone Bumblebee" 2016 Diesel Colorado Z71 CCSB 4X4, Brownstone Metallic
HPD and Provent 200 Catch Cans, Amsoil Fluids, MetalMan Front Differential, Engine Oil Pan, & Steering Motor Skid Plate, Undercover Swing Cases
Say No! to Wheelers's Offroad!

"I respect everyone's opinion, no matter how wrong it may be."
ssgjurista is offline  
post #56 of 141 (permalink) Old 06-08-2009, 08:11 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Long Beach Island, New Jersey
Posts: 151
Send a message via AIM to NJSURFER
Re: Suspension Maxx Needs You! (Updated: 2 June, Reduced Price)

^That sounds like an amazing idea!
NJSURFER is offline  
post #57 of 141 (permalink) Old 06-08-2009, 08:16 PM
Senior Member
 
naskie18's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: not here
Posts: 13,404
Re: Suspension Maxx Needs You! (Updated: 2 June, Reduced Price)

Quote:
Originally Posted by ssgjurista
Naskie18 - are you still willing to take your truck to Suspension Maxx when the time comes?
Absolutely :D


Nick http://www.naskie18.com GoogleTalk: naskie18@gmail.com AIM: naskie18

naskie18 is offline  
post #58 of 141 (permalink) Old 06-09-2009, 12:43 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Carol Stream, IL and Cascade, Wisconsin
Posts: 1,421
Send a message via MSN to M_O_Z
Re: Suspension Maxx Needs You! (Updated: 8 June, Reduced Price)

Man I wish I was closer I would take mine even though I am like 3 hrs from Grand Rapids.

Full Time Student To UTI in Glendale Heights, IL
TOTW #33 2008

2004 Chevy Colorado LS Ext Cab Z71 4x4 I5 Auto
Aftermarket sunroof, C.R. Lawrence rear sliding window,
Goodmark Cowl Induction Hood, Cooper Discoverer S/T 31X10.5R15,
K&N 57 FIPK intake, MRBP Cool Duals rear exit, Dual High/Low Beam mod,
Resonator gutted cause I was bored
Mud Club Member #27

Signed: Channing Kraemer :D

+ '06 Kawasaki KLX250S
+ '01 Kawasaki Praire 300 4x4
+ '93 Arctic Cat Lynx
+ '04 Cannondale Jekyll 600
\\19 Years Old//
M_O_Z is offline  
post #59 of 141 (permalink) Old 06-11-2009, 05:10 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
ssgjurista's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Calcium, NY
Posts: 8,260
Re: Suspension Maxx Needs You! (Updated: 10 June)

Update: Larry ordered enough steel blanks in order to machine 50 pairs of extenders. He is going to look at the upper shock mounting on a local truck to see if any fine tuning is necessary.
Once that's out of the way, he will get the extenders ready to go on sale. :D

He is currently CADing up a design for lift shackles. I told him the most popular sizes are 1.5", 2", and 2.5".

The new website is about 99% complete and will feature info for the Twins. :D

SOA is still a possibility. :D

"Brownstone Bumblebee" 2016 Diesel Colorado Z71 CCSB 4X4, Brownstone Metallic
HPD and Provent 200 Catch Cans, Amsoil Fluids, MetalMan Front Differential, Engine Oil Pan, & Steering Motor Skid Plate, Undercover Swing Cases
Say No! to Wheelers's Offroad!

"I respect everyone's opinion, no matter how wrong it may be."
ssgjurista is offline  
post #60 of 141 (permalink) Old 06-11-2009, 05:43 PM
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Reno, Nevada
Posts: 4,317
Send a message via AIM to BADLANDER Send a message via Yahoo to BADLANDER
Re: Suspension Maxx Needs You! (Updated: 2 June, Reduced Price)

Quote:
Originally Posted by ssgjurista
Suspension Maxx will explore the idea of making an SOA kit for the rear axle. But......before you go running through the neighborhood screaming 'SOA, SOA', Larry has to get a couple of other projects out of the way. So it would be 30 - 60 days. Him and I kicked around an idea of how to make the SOA conversion so you wouldn't need a welder.
Try to visualize: Unbolt the bottom of the shock, remove the u-bolts and leaf springs. Take a pair of new spring perches and add 'legs' to the front and rear of each perch so the ends of the legs sit in the factory perch on the bottom of the axle. Have SM weld an 'L' shaped piece to the leg on the rear side of the axle and make it so the bottom of the shock could be bolted to it.
Once the leaf springs and u-bolts are back in place, the new perch can't twist forward or rear on the axle housing because of the legs and the u-bolts would prevent it from moving sideways.

Sort of like the spring perch/shock mount combo that fbody4life posted the link to, but with an improved design.
this SOA question/comment might be better suited in another thread but couldn't you swap the brackets where the shocks mount to the other side of the truck? wouldn't that be the only modification? the upper "perch" rather where the bump stop mounts, on my z71 its rather large and i think it would be wide and long enough for the leafs to mount to. i know the different models have different axles tho. would that 3 or 4 inches be too short to accomodate the leafs

Coloradofans.com Rig Of The Month July 2011
BADLANDER is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Chevy Colorado & GMC Canyon forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome