SUSPENSION Revtek: hit or skip?

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Anybody have any experience with revtek suspension? Saw them at a 4wheelParts show a few months back and they were selling coilovers at really good prices. Just wondering if anyone has any experience with them?
 

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Anybody have any experience with revtek suspension? Saw them at a 4wheelParts show a few months back and they were selling coilovers at really good prices. Just wondering if anyone has any experience with them?
Revtek's coilovers, just like Toytec's BOSS 2.0" coilovers, are not "real" coilovers. They are simply Bilstein 5100 shocks with a threaded body in lieu of the spring seat grooves, pre-assembled with a spring and top hat. In other words, they aren't rebuildable and have poor heat management properties due to the steel 1.97" diameter body, so you will experience shock fade rather quickly. Overall durability is also questionable, especially if you opt for 700# springs.

I don't know what kind of price point the Revtek version comes in at, but Toytec charges almost $900 for theirs which is kind of insane considering you can put together almost the exact same thing without the preload ring using 5100s and OME or Eibach springs for around $400 if you re-use your stock top hats.
 

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Revtek's coilovers, just like Toytec's BOSS 2.0" coilovers, are not "real" coilovers. They are simply Bilstein 5100 shocks with a threaded body in lieu of the spring seat grooves, pre-assembled with a spring and top hat. In other words, they aren't rebuildable and have poor heat management properties due to the steel 1.97" diameter body, so you will experience shock fade rather quickly. Overall durability is also questionable, especially if you opt for 700# springs.

I don't know what kind of price point the Revtek version comes in at, but Toytec charges almost $900 for theirs which is kind of insane considering you can put together almost the exact same thing without the preload ring using 5100s and OME or Eibach springs for around $400 if you re-use your stock top hats.
Oh i see. they were like $1600, but on sale for like $1000 at the show. Thanks!
 

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good info.

Revtek's coilovers, just like Toytec's BOSS 2.0" coilovers, are not "real" coilovers. They are simply Bilstein 5100 shocks with a threaded body in lieu of the spring seat grooves, pre-assembled with a spring and top hat. In other words, they aren't rebuildable and have poor heat management properties due to the steel 1.97" diameter body, so you will experience shock fade rather quickly. Overall durability is also questionable, especially if you opt for 700# springs.

I don't know what kind of price point the Revtek version comes in at, but Toytec charges almost $900 for theirs which is kind of insane considering you can put together almost the exact same thing without the preload ring using 5100s and OME or Eibach springs for around $400 if you re-use your stock top hats.
 

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Josh may or may not know a thing or two about stuff and things.
 
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