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Need some recommendations on springs

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by randknu, Sep 10, 2003.

  1. randknu

    randknu Registered Member

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    Hi
    I just joined This site today cus I have gotten me a 78 Blazer K10 Lifted 6 inches with blocks and addaleaf in the back /forums/images/graemlins/mad.gif and springs in the front that are so hard that I am just bouncing around in there when driving offroad, and onroad it shakes so I'm afraid my truck will split in pieces. /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif

    So I want new springs but I do not want springs that are too weak, this vehicle will be (ab)used offroad so i need some tips...

    Have no idea what brand the liftkit is.
     
  2. heavy4x4

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    Tough Country EZ-rides...can be purchased from www.offroaddesign.com /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    Good soft springs that can take a beating.
    Otherwise, second option equally as good as Tough Country is BDS. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    P.S. While you're at it, junk the rest of the lift (blocks and stiff add-a-leafs out back) and just buy the whole 6" system...or look at ORDs shackle reversal kit for the rear in combination with a 2" block and stock springs. Your ride will be greatly improved either way over add-a-leafs.
     
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    I have had my 2" Skyjacker Softrides for about 7 years and they are still going strong. Very flexy and they take a real beating. No sagging either.
     
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    I second that about Tough Country and BDS. Excellent stuff!

    Kris
     
  6. randknu

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    Tuff country is not available in norway, probably not legal for street use...

    besides I'am going to use it on highway as well
    so it probably would not be the best choice.

    BDS? going to check that out.
     
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    Tough Country is just a brand name just like BDS....If you can get BDS springs in your country, then try those, they are a good spring too.

    Just guessing, but most of your stuff would have to be shipped over right????

    By the way, welcome to the sight....
     
  8. randknu

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    Just guessing, but most of your stuff would have to be shipped over right????


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    That's correct and I just found out that my lift kit is a trailmaster, probably cheapest sort /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif

    Anyone knows how soft/stiff they are compared to pro-comp which is easily available here.

    We have a lot of laws and regulations here, especially when it comes to vehicles and registering theese. different offices have different ways of reading the laws/regulations.

    But I guess that is how it is "over there" too...
     
  9. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    procomps are going to be pretty stiff. I like tuffcountrys or BDS also. Since you know better than us what is available to you and legal, maybe you could just tell us what you can get and then we can help you decide which option is best. Its hard to believe that your current cheap lift is legal, but a quality BDS one wouldn't be... but, if thats the way it is let us know what you can get and we can go from there. /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif

    j
     

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