No, Jed is recession proof, much like fellow Colorado craftsman Jeff Slavens (motorcycle suspension journeyman :bike_rider: ).Has their fabrication work slowed down? It used to be a 4-6 month wait just to get an appointment.
Alcan springs were ordered the beginning of last week, and they estimated 3-4 weeks for their arrival. They were quite helpful & very knowledge ofthe ToyTec suspension system your vehicle currently has, as well as the camper you have. They will be building a set of rear springs with an appropriate load-rate for the camper, a spring rate for a comfortable ride, and a 2.5" lift over stock. The ToyTec rear add-a-leaf adds 2" of lift height over stock, and Alcan expects a 0.5" inch of settle as the springs break in.
Minus the rear suspension, we have your vehicle completely reassembled. We also have the rear axle completely reassembled with the rebuilt/re-geared third member, new seals, new outer axle seals, inner seals, axle shafts, brake assembly seals, etc... As soon as the rear springs arrive, we can have the vehicle back on tires, in which case we’ll perform a thorough gear break-in procedure.
Also wanted to let you know, for some unknown reason, your front driver's side Bilstein coil-over shock was leaking shock fluid. While we had the front coil-overs off the vehicle for the frame restoration, I had the Bilstein warranted. I have only seen one or two Bilstein shock seal leaks ever; it might have been damaged when the rear air bag mount bent, placing an over extension of the front inner seal (?), or just been an anomaly in the seal/assemblyfrom the factory. In either case, we have installed a brand new BilsteinCoil-Over Shock for you under warranty, at no charge.
You are correct, sir - I figured out a good solution for me :victory: . I'm outside the US and didn't have the benefit of time to shop around. I'm simply exemplifying the age-old paradigm.....time = money.