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Fox 2.5 DSC Coilover Question?

This is probably a stupid question but are the Fox 2.5" DSC coilovers that come as an upgrade with various aftermarket drop bracket lifts like the BDS 4.5" lift unique to those lift kits or are they just the off the shelf Fox units that could be used on a stock Tundra to lift it.

I only ask because I have an opportunity to buy a new set of Fox 2.5" coilovers with the DSC adjusters from a BDS 4.5" lift. I have no interest in a drop bracket lift but I'd love to have the coilovers on my truck if they will bolt up?

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Not sure about the coilovers that come with the 4.5" bds but the coilovers that came with my 7" bds actually say they are for 4-6" of lift (the extra inch comes from the top mounting bracket on the coilover). So if the set that comes with the 4.5" kit are adjustable down to say 2"-3" you should be able to bolt them right up. This is assuming you are wanting to lift/level the truck. Give fox a call and they should be able to tell you what lift height they can adjust down to.




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Not sure about the coilovers that come with the 4.5" bds but the coilovers that came with my 7" bds actually say they are for 4-6" of lift (the extra inch comes from the top mounting bracket on the coilover). So if the set that comes with the 4.5" kit are adjustable down to say 2"-3" you should be able to bolt them right up. This is assuming you are wanting to lift/level the truck. Give fox a call and they should be able to tell you what lift height they can adjust down to.




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That makes sense. thanks for the tips.

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From browsing pics on the interwebs it looks like the threaded shock body is actually longer on the bracket lift 2.5.

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From browsing pics on the interwebs it looks like the threaded shock body is actually longer on the bracket lift 2.5.
That's the same conclusion I've drawn. Too bad because the coilovers are new in box and a great deal. I've decided to go with a set of 6112s anyways.

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From browsing pics on the interwebs it looks like the threaded shock body is actually longer on the bracket lift 2.5.


I'm not really sure what you are suggesting? The coil-over is adjustable to accommodate different amounts of lift. Like is said, the set that came with my 7" lift have an adjustable range of 2" according to fox. You would just have to call and see what the range is on the set that comes with the 4.5" lift.


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The problem isn't the shock/spring itself it's the mounting rod at the bottom. The Fox coilovers I was looking at were built for the BDS 4.5" drop bracket lift so the mount on the coilover is actually extended a few inches longer than just an off the shelf Fox coilover for our trucks. The mounts are extended to compensate for the lower position of the LCA with the BDS drop bracket installed.

I did consider buying them anyways and having the bottoms swapped out for a set of normal bottoms but after speaking with Keith @dirtydeeds it seems as though Fox would be difficult to obtain specific parts from, if they would even sell them.

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Maybe you can uncrank them all the way up and see how much lift you get. If it's a great deal you can always resale them if they don't work ou for you.
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The problem isn't the shock/spring itself it's the mounting rod at the bottom. The Fox coilovers I was looking at were built for the BDS 4.5" drop bracket lift so the mount on the coilover is actually extended a few inches longer than just an off the shelf Fox coilover for our trucks. The mounts are extended to compensate for the lower position of the LCA with the BDS drop bracket installed.

I did consider buying them anyways and having the bottoms swapped out for a set of normal bottoms but after speaking with Keith @dirtydeeds it seems as though Fox would be difficult to obtain specific parts from, if they would even sell them.
I'm guessing you're in Florida?
I came across those 4.5 Fox BDS Lift coilovers as well and that is a good deal

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I pulled off my King shocks because I been thinking of doing something different now. They will be for sale if your interested.

Although BDS lift is a good choice if you don't mind hacking up your crossmember.
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