I haven't seen many pic's on the RIP kit, so I figured I'd post some.
Like so many other Quigley owners, in a last ditched attempt to make the van drive the way I always though it should, I decided to shoot Agile Offroad an email and see what they recommended. After a few extremely helpful emails and conversations with them, I decided to get everything they recommended, the whole R.I.P package. There were a few items on the list I was not sure about / wasn't sure if I really needed them, but decided trust their knowledge and go with the whole lot. I can say now that I'm REALLY pleased I did get everything.
To cut to the executive summary as I hate typing, the end result has completely transformed the van's ride, it has really given me far better results than I ever expected. No more excessive body sway, no super harsh front end hits as the suspension bottoms out, no wallowey rear end, no more pussyfutting about over put holes etc. I can't speak highly enough of the end result, it was well worth the money. Since driving to Agile was out of the question, they sent me all the parts for a DIY install, and talked me through the whole install process. John @ Agile made sure I phoned him before I started, gave me the rundown of the install, plus some very helpful hits to make it all go smoothly.
Here are all the parts I received, (I'm sure this will change from van to van).
2 Fox front shocks re valved by Agile
2 Fox rear shocks re valved by Agile (I went with the long travel option, this means cutting off the shock mount extensions Quigley welded onto the OEM mounts)
1 Fox steering stabilizer
2 coil springs
6 leafs. (add 2 leafs to the existing pack and replace 1)
2 Swaybar buchings
2 Swaybar drop mounts
4 Axle U bolts
All the hardware.
Below are the before and after measurements from the suspension travel. I'm expecting a little sag, and may come back and update this.
- Front up travel (Before) 2" (After) 3"
- Front total travel (Before) 4 3/4" (After) 4 3/4"
- Rear up travel (Before) 3 1/8" (After) 5 1/2"
- Rear total travel (Before) 8 3/8" (After) 8 3/8"
(I should point out that I did have the long travel Bilsteins on the front, so I had already increased the down travel over the regular shocks)
The only real pain about the whole install was cutting / remove some of Quigley's welds.
- They welded (well tacked) in the swaybar bushings, so they needed to be cut before removing the old bushings. Problem is there is no room for a grinder, and obviously you'll be there all year with a dremmel. So cut-off wheel and air hammer was my only option with my tools.
- The rear shock extensions are a real pain in the *** to grind / remove, I really don't recommend doing it as I did with the van on the ground / axle stands. Find a shop with a lift.
Here are a bunch of before and after pic's.
Rear (notice how I now have an arch back in the springs)
Front swaybar and stabilizer
And just for comparison. Here is the old spring and old Bilsteins I had, and the new Agile progressive spring and new Fox.