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SCORE Journal 2021 SUSPENSION GUIDE The Latest Suspension Products To Tackle The Toughest Terrain By Mike Vieria Upgrading your truck’s suspension with the right parts can improve its on and off-road performance. Adding more wheel travel and traction over rough terrain requires a precise combination of shock valving, spring rates and operating angles to make it all work together. We’ve gathered some of the latest suspension components from shock and suspension manufacturers who are involved with desert off-road motorsports, and know what you need to make your vehicle ride smooth, fast and more capable over any terrain. King Shocks Ford Raptor 3.0 Performance Series Kit King offers an upgrade kit for the 2017+ Ford Raptor with a 3.0 shock body, and increased fluid capacity from an internal bypass coil over front shock and rear external reservoir shocks. Both can be precisely tuned and offer velocity sensitive and position sensitive damping, and feature an internal hydraulic bump stop. MSRP N/A. 2.5 Electronic Fluid Management System King Shocks offers a new electronic fluid management system that allows for quick in-car adjustments that independently control front to rear shocks for proper vehicle optimization. An optional LCD screen upgrade is available with hose remote options and upgrades to your existing hose remote shocks. A Swivel Piggyback option is also available for simple install. MSRP N/A. 3.0 Race Piggyback Swivel Shock with Compression Adjuster Desert racers looking for a swivel style coil over, King’s new 3.0 Race Piggyback Swivel features a compression adjuster with 360 degrees of reservoir adjustability. The adjuster is simple and easy to position, and is made from 6061-T6 billet aluminum. The 3.0 Piggyback Swivel shock can be built to maintain standard shock lengths and can be ordered with optional finned reservoirs, a temperature sensor, Clevis lower mounts, a shaft guard, and King’s internal bypass. MSRP N/A. FOX/BDS Suspension COILOVER SUSPENSION SYSTEM FOR CHEVY/GMC 1500 FOX’s Coilover BDS Suspension System fits 2019 – 2021 Chevy/GMC 1500 trucks and uses specially tuned FOX 2.5 race series Dual Speed Compression coilovers for the front that provide tool-free adjustment and direct-bolt-in installation. FOX 2.0 IFP shocks or FOX 2.5 DSC shocks are available for the rear. The kit also includes high-performance upper control arms and lift blocks. Components provide longer suspension travel with the correct geometry, and vastly improved wheel control over all types of terrain. Available in a 2-inch or 3.5-inch lift choice. MSRP starts at $3,273.63. 2.5-INCH RADIUS ARM SYSTEMS FOR FORD SUPER DUTY The 2.5-inch Radius Arm System for the 2011 - 2021 Ford F250 and F350 utilizes ProRide dual-rate coil springs and heavy-duty BDS radius arms to improve performance, capability and ride quality, while providing a 2.5 lift for the use of 35-inch tires. The kit also includes a high strength replacement track bar to re-center the front axle, NX2 or FOX 2.0 performance gas shocks, rear lift blocks, and all the hardware and brackets needed for installation. MSRP starts at $1,671.72. 3-INCH RADIUS ARM SYSTEMS FOR RAM HD The 3-inch Radius Arm System for 2014 – 2021 RAM HD trucks uses ProRide dual-rate coil springs and heavy-duty BDS radius arms to improve performance, capability, and ride quality, while providing a 3-inch lift for the use of 35-inch tires. The kit also includes a high strength, adjustable track bar to re-center the front axle, a choice of gas shocks, and all the brackets, spacers, and other hardware needed for easy installation. MSRP starts at $1,957.80. ICON VEHICLE DYNAMICS STAGE 4 SUSPENSION SYSTEM FOR FORD RAPTOR ICON Vehicle Dynamics’ Stage 4 Suspension System for the 2017 – 2021 Ford Raptor is designed to provide improved and balanced performance off-road, as well as on pavement. Included in the Stage 4 Kit are 3.0 front coilovers with finned aluminum reservoirs, 3.0 rear bypass shocks with finned aluminum reservoirs, billet aluminum upper control arms, adjustable, multi-rate rear leaf springs, and a hydraulic bump stop kit. This complete setup gives 1 to 3 inches of lift, increased wheel travel, and better control over varied terrain. MSRP is $11,995.99. STAGE 3 3.0 SUSPENSION SYSTEM FOR TOYOTA TUNDRA ICON’s Stage 3 3.0 Suspension System for the 2007-2021 Toyota Tundra is designed to improve both off-road and on-road performance with better control, increased wheel travel and clearance, and greater strength. The kit includes 3.0 bypass coilovers providing 1.63 – 3.0 inches of lift, 2.5 Omega bypass rear shocks, billet upper control arms, multi-rate leaf springs, and a hydraulic bump stop kit. MSRP is $8,289.49. S2 STAGE 3 SECONDARY SHOCK SYSTEM FOR TOYOTA TACOMA The S2 Secondary Shock System for the 2016 – 2021 Toyota Tacoma allows for the installation of secondary 2.5 Series Omega Bypass shocks for improved control and damping abilities in rough terrain, as well as improved on-road stability. The kit utilizes the factory lower control arms and maintains the original track width. Included are billet aluminum shock tower adapters, shock hoops, and steel skid plates to protect the lower control arms. MSRP is $2,792.84. CAMBURG LONG TRAVEL REAR BEDCAGE FOR 2017 – 2020 FORD RAPTOR Camburg’s bolt-on Long Travel Rear Bedcage allows easy installation of bypass shocks on long-travel leaf spring setups. Designed to maximize bed space by keeping the cage structure outside the frame rails, the kit adds strength to the rear frame as well as providing the utmost in wheel travel and control. The bed cage is laser cut and CNC bent for precision, and is MIG welded and finished in powder coated matte gray. Kit includes mounting hardware and longer stainless/Kevlar brake lines. Also available for Chevy/GMC 1500, Toyota Tundra, and Toyota Tacoma. MSRP starts at $2,399.99 for Ford Raptor. PERFORMANCE LOWER CONTROL ARMS FOR TOYOTA TACOMA AND LANDCRUISER Camburg’s Performance Lower Control Arms for the 2016 – 2021 Toyota Tacoma and 2008 – 2021 Toyota Landcruiser are designed to be the strongest on the market. The stock-length arms provide maximum wheel travel and correct shock motion ratio geometry, while improving ground clearance and off-road performance. Uniballs are used at the frame attachment points to reduce binding and flex over conventional bushings, and Uniballs also replace the lower ball joints for added strength and articulation. MSRP for the kit is $1,995.00 for Tacoma and $2,299.99 for Landcruiser. Also available for other Toyota models, as well as Ford Raptor. PERFORMANCE X-JOINT UPPER ARM KIT FOR TOYOTA TACOMA Camburg’s new Performance X-Joint Upper Arm Kit for the 2005-2021 Toyota Tacoma provides a completely sealed ball joint to protect against contamination of the grease and joint in extreme conditions for maximum life. Zerk fittings allow for lubrication while on the truck. Arms allow for higher angle use and more wheel travel, while giving a 1-inch to 3-inch lift. Caster angle is increased for better handling and a wider range of alignment adjustment. Bolt-in kit uses tubular construction and billet aluminum covers. Finished in matte black powdercoat. MSRP is $699.99. Kits are also available for other Toyota models. BAJA KITS 2019+ CHEVY/GMC 1500 PRERUNNER SUSPENSION KIT Baja Kits’ Prerunner Kit for the 2019+ Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra 1500 is engineered as a complete suspension system to improve offroad performance while retaining on-road handling and comfort with the optional sway bar mount. It is a direct bolt-on for 4WD Chevy and GMC 1500s and includes boxed upper and lower arms with Trophy Truck-grade Uniballs and hardware, CNC steel steering extensions, high-strength extended axles, high-density custom bushings, crush sleeves, and Zerk fittings. Kit increases track width 3+ inches per side, while lift height is 3 to 4 inches. Compatible with readily available bolt-in shocks. MSRP is $3,999.00. 2019+ CHEVY/GMC 1500 BILLET UPPER CONTROL ARMS Baja Kits’ Billet Upper Control Arms for the 2019+ Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra 1500 2 and 4WD are CAD designed and engineered, and feature Teflon lined 1-inch Uniballs, Heim joint inner pivots, and stainless steel hardware. Constructed of machined 6061 aluminum with a black anodized finish, the arms offer improved geometry and maximum alignment capability for any lifted application. MSRP is $1,499.00 per pair. 2019+ CHEVY/GMC 1500 BYPASS RACK Baja Kits’ Bypass Rack for the 2019+ Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra 1500 is designed to provide significantly improved offroad performance while retaining excellent on road handling and ride comfort. Kit is optimized for 3.5x16-inch 5 tube bypass shocks, but will also accept 3.0x16 3 tube bypass. Low-profile plate design maximizes bed space as well as strength. Bed gap covers keep dust from entering the bed from underneath and small items from falling through, while providing a clean, finished appearance. MSRP is $1,699.00. EIBACH EIBACH RACING OFF-ROAD SPRINGS The Eibach ERO Spring System is designed for the extreme challenges of off-road racing. ERO springs are engineered to maintain their dimensions and rates to tight tolerances. Available to fit a wide variety of vehicles in 2.50-inch, 3.00-inch, and 3.63-inch inside diameters, with free lengths of 8-inches to 33-inches and rates from 100 to 800-pounds per inch. MSRP ranges from $76.67 to $234.45. TOTAL CHAOS FABRICATION TOYOTA TACOMA LONG TRAVEL +2” EXPEDITION SERIES SUSPENSION Total Chaos’ 2-inch Expedition Series Suspension Kit for the 2005 – 2015 Toyota Tacoma provides 11.5 inches of travel and a 2-inch per side track width increase. The system uses extended chromoly upper and lower control arms, and a redesigned lower control arm with an integrated steering stop tab. Heat-treated stainless steel 1-inch Uniballs with military grade fabric liners are used. Includes urethane bushings with steel inner sleeves to reduce deflection, DOT approved stainless steel braided brake lines, stainless steel hi-misalignment spacers, and Grade 8 mounting hardware. MSRP is $3,699.00 for standard kit or $4,135.00 with Heim Pivot upgrade to allow maximum tuning of caster and camber. TOYOTA TUNDRA LONG TRAVEL SUSPENSION The Total Chaos’ second generation 2.5-inch Long Travel Suspension Kit for the 2007 to 2021 Toyota Tundra features boxed lower control arms with sway bar mounting tabs. Tubular upper control arms and the boxed and plated lower control arms are designed for dual-shock capabilities. Heat treated stainless steel 1-inch Uniballs with PTFE liners replace ball joints for maximum wheel travel and durability. NOTE: Fiberglass fenders are required for use of this suspension. MSRP is $3,796.39 for standard kit or $4,259.45 with Heim Pivot upgrade to allow maximum tuning of caster and camber. ADDICTIVE DESERT DESIGNS UPPER CONTROL ARMS FOR FORD RAPTOR (add control arms) ADD’s Upper Control Arms are designed specifically for the 2017-2020 Ford Raptor. They use a 1.5” Uniball at the steering knuckle and 7/8” rod ends at the frame side for improved strength, and to allow for proper camber and caster adjustment. Arms can be used to provide maximum wheel travel and flexibility with either stock suspension components or with upgraded aftermarket parts. MSRP is $1969.98 per pair. Sway-A-Way 2014-2020 Polaris RZR XP 1000 and XP Turbo Adjustable Coilovers Sway-A-Way’s true-dual spring, adjustable coilovers designed to greatly improve ride quality and control, with piggyback mounted 16-way Mid-Speed Compression Adjusters. Made with zinc plated steel cylinder bodies, CNC machined aluminum components, and nitro steel shafts, these coilovers are shipped ready to install and pre-set for original ride height and damping. A zinc plated, steel spanner wrench is included to adjust ride-height and crossover rings for fine tuning. MSRP: Starting at $2600.

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