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Are skyjackers worth the money?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by makovai, Nov 15, 2006.

  1. makovai

    makovai 1/2 ton status

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    I'm replacing my front springs with 8" Superlifts. I run 6" skyjacker softrides in the rear with 2" blocks and in the front i have 6" Superlifts with 2" blocks. The blocks must go. They are interfering with my cross steer as well as being illegal and dangerous.

    Question????? I can buy a new pair of Superlift 8" springs for $250, or buy matching skyjacker softride 8" springs for $350. (plus I'll need bushings if i go skyjacker unless the superlifts fit)

    Is skyjacker $100 better?
     
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    IMO yes...
     
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    twoslo4five0 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    x2 agree
     
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    superlift is teh suck
     
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    skyjoker? sike, ive got 8" BDS upfront and i love the way they ride. skyjoker is not worth what they charge. when i got my lifted 64's skyjokers were $475 and the procomps were $235. im very happy with the procomps ive got out back.

    bds has the best warantee on the market, if ur going to pay $350 for a pair, id get BDS
     
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    yeah bds is great...but if you look carefully and open your eyes you see he wa asking about superlift vs. skyjacker..not bds or procomp...duh
     
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    sorry muddybuddy didnt mean to be an a## but i could not hold back...i have bds under my suburban and they are great but have no problem with skyjacker though..
     
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    The problem for me is i have a 1st gen blazer (46" springs) I dont have as many choices as alot of the other rigs do.

    And part 2 of the question is it worth the extra 100 bones if my wife is gonna kill me for spending the money. I can prolly pull off the $250, but $350, i'm gonna get caught.

    Dont get me wrong, i can do what ever i want............................as long as she says its ok.
     
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    my eyes were open thankyou, and i mentioned bds and skyjcker because from my experience they have been really good springs are are usually cheaper than the skyjacker springs. ive riden in rigs with skyjackers and they didnt have a great ride. if hes looking to get new springs and asking bout prices, dont see why mentioning other options is a bad thing....

    edit: after looking at the bds site, they only got 4" springs for the 1st gen k5's. why not keep the front springs you got and run an add-a-leaf and a zero-rate? that would get you 2"s and would be much cheaper than a new set of springs
     
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    or how about a zero rate and 1" shackle lift from daystar? it would only be like $100 total for that setup. :dunno:
     
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    Those are good options but, i actually have 1.5" 0 rates in the front now. I guess i said 2" in the earlier part of the thread. Anyway the cross steer is clearing the 1.5 blocks and springs by less than a 1/4". I really want to rid myself of the blocks. However add-a-leaf is a good idea cept wont that make my ride terrible? I'm all for cheaper ways to do this. Especially when the 6" i have are only 4 months old.
     
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    Spend some extra money and get some custom Alcans. IMO You would never regret it.
     
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    IMO an add-a-leaf that would put 2" into a 6" spring pack would make it ride very harsh. A combination of longer shackles, and have the zero rates milled down to 1" and degreed to correct your pinion angle may get you there.

    Back to your original question, I have skyjacker 6" front springs and I like them. BDS and Alcan are both very good springs. If your happy with your current ride and height I think its worth looking into some other options before going to an 8" spring
     
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    I have 6 inch skyjacker and their pretty soft and cool
     
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    X4.
     
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    I brought this thread back because the skyjackers were $40 more money total. So i bought the 8" softride skyjackers for 3 bills today. The will complement my 6" skyjackers in the rear nicely. When i first started this thread they were about $100 more but i think superlift had a price increase so it was a no brainer to get the skyjackers. Coarse my wife thinks i have no brains at all for buying any springs. :D

    Turns out my new cross steer is hitting the springs when i turn sharp with the 1.5" 0 rates up there. so this will fix that issue. It wont fix the 300 other issues i have.
    Thanks for the opinions guys.
     
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    glad it workd out for you. post up pics with the new springs on when u get 'em
     
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    do the springs have anti friction pads? my 8 inch superlift springs are straight cut with no pads. as low tech as they get.
     
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    I dunno, I said i want C280S superlift 8" softrides. hopefully they are nice springs since they cost more than the superlifts. And i have 6" superlifts now and they aren't bad at all.
     

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