Originally Posted by Vanimal
Millinneal, somehow you lost me in the three page essay! Are you saying Quigley is good enough for the amount of driving you do? If so why is your Forum name Offroading is fun? Riding off road on bump stops is not fun! Not trying to offend any Quigley owners but there is no comparison in ride or in resale value! Guys that know off road will hands down pick a conversion other than Quigley. Quigley is a good dependable company but for years got the big three business because they were really the only ones doing it and doing it fast, all bolt on! Pathfinder would not have kept up hell I thought they went out of business but I see they have a Facebook page. Their problem was choosing Dana 44's. I almost ordered a Quigley then I drove one. Back in 2002 a $9800.00 price tag was alot for what they gave you. When I drove it I realized I could do it myself alot better for 1/3rd to half the price, and I did.
For the amount of driving I do (3K/yr), and what the van spends most of it's time doing (Cruise control @70-80 from Bz to bay area), the Quigley suspension is OK. Rough, I could agree with- but I never expected a '97 commercial van to ride like a Rolls Royce.
Offroading -is- fun. Family, friends & myself have other vehicles than just a Quigley.
People keep comping back to the bang for your buck/price... So what do they cost as a base benchmark? Is it just fox shocks all the way around, or do they do springs/leafs too?
"Bumpstop bumpstop bumpstop"- I'm probably not like any of you who have driven thousands of miles offroad or done any serious rock-crawling, but for several hundred miles offroad that I have driven, I've never noticeably bottomed out on the bump stop. The single time it did happen I was riding passenger through a construction zone, the entire street was covered in mud, and we hit a speed bump from hell at about 35 miles an hour. Hasn't happened before, hasn't happened since.
Essentially the van I have has remained as Quigley converted it simply because the van was never driven enough to warrant the cost of upgrades. We inherited it with 98K in '05, it sits outside now with 119K 15 yrs later.