QA1 coilovers

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Arcenik, Apr 6, 2018.

  1. AZ Sun Lover

    AZ Sun Lover Member

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    Sir,
    Sorry I don't have any idea why, I also told him I would use cold rolled. Don't think there's anyway the front end weigh would damage the welded cold roll tubes.
    I went back and read are first messages to each other. This below is why I think he's not excited about building the mounts for people on the internet.

    "sounds good man, we will make you a set first an ill save the program an if others are interested I can give you my email and I can take care of them. I be carful about people saying they are in for something a lot of people are talk an no buy when it comes to fab work happens to me often!"

    AZ
     
  2. TACOWHEELS

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    Wanted to see if I can hijack this thread for second and ask a question on the QA1 [TS703] single adjustable shocks. I'm getting ready to get a set to install on the rear and was curious if I would need any additional kit parts from QA1 to install? I was unsure if it was just a direct unbolt/bolt-in install on our trucks. Thanks!
     
  3. RS2008XR

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    Sorry no one responded, but hopefully you figured out it's a direct bolt-on. Really good shocks for the XR and the respond very well to the adjustment settings.
     
  4. RS2008XR

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    Any updates on the mounts? Any idea when you get your set and test it out? If the price went up, still interested.
     
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  5. AZ Sun Lover

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    I'm Truly Sorry guys for what I'm about to say‼️

    He's has to have his lathe completely rewired a cost of 3k. I could tell he wasn't in the best of moods. Looks like it's time for another case of his favorite adult beverages.

    Now here's the BAD News he said he's no longer interested in building these mounts. ( Please don't shoot the messenger! )
    He's building two sets and I'm getting both after they are complete. I'm going to check with a few companies to see if they are interested in building & selling these. Unless someone else knows of someone who can build these.

    We are looking for a drop in ride height but these can also be used for a higher ride height, just raise the adjustment for the coil spring. I'm thinking this will be the market that might make a potential builder say Hmm...

    Sorry guys I'm trying my best to help these come to market.

    AZ
     
  6. TACOWHEELS

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    Thanks for letting me know! Anybody know if these QA1 [TS703] shocks will accommodate a height drop range in the rear from 1.5" to 3" inches from the stock height?
     
  7. AZ Sun Lover

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    1.5" Yes, 3" No, unless it's with blocks. Do not bottom out the shocks because you will waste them‼️
     
  8. RS2008XR

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    Well this is a big disapointment. I guess we're on our own to get the mounts. Just started receiving the QA1's from summit racing afer getting a great labor day $50 discount, so I'll want to get them mounted sometime soon.
     
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    Thanks-good to know. I'm only using lowered leaf springs. I assume they would be ok at a 2" drop then?
     
  10. AZ Sun Lover

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    What springs do you plan on using? If you're using OEM 6 lug springs you will be ok? Any other lower springs will NOT work with the 703 shocks.

    Now for the QA1 front coilover mounts❗️
    I'm guessing a few know that LCE does a lot of in house manufacturing. I contacted LCE via the phone about building these mounts. But they did NOT send me an email address to forward the specs and photos for consideration. I tried my best to convince them just to look and think about it.
    If you can think of a builder or manufacturer please PM me their info

    Sorry guys I've tried,
    AZ
     
  11. RS2008XR

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    Hey, no problem. I know you mean well and you're looking out for everyone. I going yo check out a local builder at the end of the week and I'll let you know.
     
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    I am also interested in doing this as well. I'll keep tabs on your guys progress and thanks for the work you are putting in on this.
     
  13. Arcenik

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  14. AZ Sun Lover

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    Plan ahead haha

    Thats a socket on the end
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    and the other end
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    This is a simple design, everything was planed out when drawing this up in auto cad.

    Remember the use of 1" DOM tubing, a standard bolt head for a 1/2" bolt is 3/4", the standard 3/4" socket is 1" in diameter. Which is why I spec'd the use of DOM tubing.

    on a side note these things are really solid, makes me almost want to keep them.
     
  16. AZ Sun Lover

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    Thanks for providing me wrong! Seriously!
    So are you going to start building and selling these?
    I bet there's a lot of guys interested, plus they should work for 5 lug guys who want to do Pre-runner setup. Just adjust the collar up.

    Thanks,
    AZ
     
  17. RS2008XR

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    I'm definately interested in getting a set if available. I didn't have any luck so far finding a shop that can make these.
     
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    no inclination angle adjustment :/
     
  19. AZ Sun Lover

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    Hmm...
    Are you talking about camber settings?
    If so this is not a McPherson strut front end. The Tacoma has upper and lower a arms. Caster & Camber are set with adjustments in the lower a arm. :)
     
  20. RS2008XR

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    Arcenik / AZ Sun Lover,
    I might be able to make some progress on the mounts. Where I work has a water jet cutter, which is down at the moment, but will be up and running sometime soon. We cut a thick textile material but it should be able to cut the plates. If it doesn't, there is a local metal shop that can do it.
    I will try to source the metal and cut the plates....and I can source the 1" DOM tubing locally or from McMaster Carr (https://www.mcmaster.com/89975k331). Get it welded together and see how it turns out.
    I'll first need a drawing, so I'll PM you guys to see if you an share this with me.
     

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