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1-Ton springs the same part number as 1/2-Ton springs?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 1-ton, Dec 9, 2005.

  1. 1-ton

    1-ton 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    How can companies like SuperLift and SkyJacker have the same springs that are used for a 1/2-ton lift be the same springs that are used for a 1-ton lift? Both their 1/2-ton lift and their 1-ton lift springs are the same part number. How can they justify the load capacity differences in this?
     
  2. Emmettology 101

    Emmettology 101 3/4 ton status

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    They have Superride springs and they have HD springs. The HD springs are meant for 3/4 ton and 1 ton set-ups.
     
  3. nvrenuf

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    Front or rear?

    I didn't think either company specifically offered rear springs for a 1 ton. :thinking:
     
  4. 1-ton

    1-ton 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Both front and rear

    Well, both companies do have a cataloug listing specificly specifying 1-tons. SuperLift and SkyJacker are one of the few companies that specificly list a part number for a 1-ton lift in their catalougs. The only question I have is why are the part number for springs that are listed for a 1/2-ton the same part number as a 1-ton? For instance, the part number for 6" SkyJacker front spring for a 1-ton is C160. The very same (C160) number is listed in their cataloug for 1/2-tons as well. And the same 6" lift rear spring part number CR26 is listed for both 1/2-ton and 1-tons as well. I am going to call them up on Monday, and have them explain the difference...if there is any.
     
  5. 79k20350

    79k20350 3/4 ton status

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    the rate on a 6" spring (rear and especially skyjacker/superride) will be plenty. they are not known for being soft springs. there is no differance. the springs are all the same (except for hd and soft ride springs and 52" and 56" springs) they figure its 1. cheaper to only make a couple springs rather than 4-5 rates per vechicle model (specific to weight rating) and 2. how many people are really concerned with weight capacity on a lifted truck. (normally your looking for offroad performance, not load capacity eith springs)
     

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