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Well i have been contemplateing the idea of makeing and
selling a spacer kit of my own, since smaxx used my idea and
i have recieved no compensation.

The kit would consist of the front 2.5" (aluminum)spacers and hardware,
also the kit would include the blocks for the rear in whatever size you
want.

Would $120 + shipping for the kit be out of line? (Trailvoy members only)

I just wanted to get some feedback from everyone.

:thx
 

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I say go for it Mark!!
You have the perfect truck to show it off!!
I'll make you some decals for your truck so people will know who to call.
 

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So the SMaxx design was yours and your not getting cominsation for it?? Thats a load of B.S. When you get this going, let me know, I will order a kit from you!! Oh, and of course a sticker for the back of the TB so everyone knows who to call!!:thumbsup:
 

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So the SMaxx design was yours and your not getting cominsation for it?? Thats a load of B.S. When you get this going, let me know, I will order a kit from you!! Oh, and of course a sticker for the back of the TB so everyone knows who to call!!:thumbsup:
Yepper,,my design..
I made the mistake of sending samples to Larrys R&D dept. and
he ran with it..he even used my (aluminum) samples on his website..
On another note, he has gone behind my back to MY secondary tooling
maker to redesign the upper balljoint arm for an additional lift kit option.
so watch for that on his site in the next month or two..

But i dont get mad, i get even..haha..
i WILL get my hands on that new tool he is getting made one way
or another.
Thanks for the input, and sorry for venting..just a little frosted..
 

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Mark that's BS!!
You know the people on the site will be behind you!
I haven't put my lift on yet. Should I wait for the Mark lift?
I'll take the first one!!
You coming to my meet????
 

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Hey Mark can you do us all a favor and post a pic of what your kit would look like installed on a TB?

Thanks a bunch!

Jake
 

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Mark that's BS!!
You know the people on the site will be behind you!
I haven't put my lift on yet. Should I wait for the Mark lift?
I'll take the first one!!
You coming to my meet????
I wouldnt miss this meet for anything!!
The kit i sent you is partly my design, the only change will be
the plastic spacers will be aluminum.Larry had extra plastic
spacers to get rid of before changeing over.
so go ahead and do the install, but thanks just the same!!!
 

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Mark that's BS!!
You know the people on the site will be behind you!
I haven't put my lift on yet. Should I wait for the Mark lift?
I'll take the first one!!
You coming to my meet????
Hey Mark can you do us all a favor and post a pic of what your kit would look like installed on a TB?

Thanks a bunch!

Jake
The only pics i have is the prototype Larry and i worked on back in
August of 08, posted before..but here it is again..
i will look for more pics in the archives..haha..
:thx
 

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Wow, I knew it was your design but kinda figured he had thrown you something here and there. That is BS. I'll hold my tongue though :x
 

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I am behind you. Are there any changes /adjustments that you can make that would be an upgrade to what the smaxx has? In my little reading I have seen guys state that they just sit there, if that is true, can you improve upon that?
 

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what do you mean they "just sit there"? That's kinda the point I think, they're not a moving part. It's a spacer not a strut.
 

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Can you really add more spacers to the 2-2.5 inch"s already? I know my rebound hits pretty hard as it is because of the spacers. Meaning when I hit divits in the road the suspension fully extends and it slams pretty hard. Maybe this will change with the new Bilsteins.
 

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Well, in the front of my truck, I've only got the BDS spacer.. and that is 2" preload. The additional 1/2" aluminum ring that Mark had designed to go with the 1.5" preload spacer, would still mount outside of the assembly... I'm not sure if any of the BDS fold have done this yet, but it seems as thought it would be possible.

You already have the SMaxx 2.5" kit in the front, no? If so, then you already have that 1/2" spacer. You're at the limit for what you can do safely by stacking...

As for the rear, again, I have the 2" BDS spacer, which mounts at the top and bolts to the frame of the truck. The 1.5" block would sit on the spring perch on the axle...
 

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Just going by what I have read. Some have said if you are going to do heavy off-roading this design is not as stable as the BDS. Could you have tabs that keep them centered?
 

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Just going by what I have read. Some have said if you are going to do heavy off-roading this design is not as stable as the BDS. Could you have tabs that keep them centered?
Tabs that keep which part centered?

if your gonna do the ball joint make a sticky for it, i'll buy one!:thumbsup:
Yeah, I might be interested as well!
 

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I know my rebound hits pretty hard as it is because of the spacers. Meaning when I hit divits in the road the suspension fully extends and it slams pretty hard. Maybe this will change with the new Bilsteins.
I forget if you still have the OEM black Bilsteins. If so, their rebound damping is minimal. Get the upgrades.

Just going by what I have read. Some have said if you are going to do heavy off-roading this design is not as stable as the BDS. Could you have tabs that keep them centered?
The SMAXX problem is that they re-use the OEM upper rubber shock mount, which can tear loose, especially with heavy extension stress. BDS replaces this structure with polyurethane shock spacers that aren't likely to fail the same way in shear.
 

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See, I knew the roadie would come around to help out.

I will be lifting mine in the future, so I will be watching for an update on when these are ready. I am on 245/17's as stock and won't be changing from those.
 

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I wish you would have proposed this before I ordered my 2.5" kit form Suspensionmaxx this past Friday. You really should go for it since some would prefer aluminum to poly.
 
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