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Hey Steve, are Tuff Countrys too soft?

Discussion in 'OffRoad Design' started by bigk, Dec 31, 2001.

  1. bigk

    bigk 1/2 ton status

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    Are 4 inch Tuff Country springs too soft and flexy for the road? If so, will Rancho 9000's help stiffen it up for the road and add flex for the trail? I want to have a stable ride on the road.

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    I just put on 6" TC Easy rides, Love them, i do need to reconnect the swaybar, but the ride is great, i have ES3000s and it has plenty of stability and control. But i guess we'll see if that changes when i do the rear suspension next weekend.

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  3. bigk

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    Do you still have your stock driveshafts? How's the vibration? Also, what are you doing for your rear suspension, springs, shackle flip or what?

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    Right now i have a 6" rear spring, but am putting in the shackle flip with a 2" TC spring, greasables all around, HD Shackles up front, the whole works, my front drive shaft needs to be lengthened, but i'm also doing the doubler so i gotta do that anyway, my rear shaft is already a custom Cv shaft , but i didn't need to do much of anything to it in 93 when it was just lifted 4", the stock shafts worked fine.

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    I have the 6" TC HD, and they are soft and ride great on the road. I even have the Disconnects for even more flex, but sometime i am too lazy to take put them back on and even then the ride is pretty good (does sway on turns.) the only mods to the driveline i have done is the Transfer case drop and shimmed the front ( i also have longer shackles in the front thats why i needed the shims). drive shafts are at stock length f/r but the front is at its limit. The rear is a custom shackle from Springer Suspensions but before i had this I had the ORD flip and had NO vibrations what so ever. I do have a pickup so the wheelbase is 10" longer than a K5. So with all that in mind i think a 4" would be even less work if you did have vibs

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    It's hard to get too soft, that's more a matter of opinion than anything else actually. Most guys are pretty comfortable with the 4" EZ rides on the road. You probably will want the swaybar for best cornering, but overall they still drive pretty nice. My 5" springs had a lot of body roll in sweeping corners and took some getting used to, but they're a good bit softer than the TCI's.
    Good shocks definitely help in transient conditions. They won't prevent body roll, but they do slow it down which can make it more comfortable.
    Hope this helps

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    Thanks guys. That's what great about this site.

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