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Skyjacker 8 in Softrides

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by FL84K5, Feb 22, 2003.

  1. FL84K5

    FL84K5 1/2 ton status

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    Im looking for info on this system, front and rear springs. How do they ride? Anyone have them? This is primarily a mud truck and a daily driver. I would be running 39s
     
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    you will have to trim for 39s.
     
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    I'm curious to if anybody has input. I am considering this for mine. Got 44's to stuff under with 2 inches of body lift and using zero rates to slide the front axle forward a bit. I heard the spring rate was pretty good and looks pretty decent in the tech section here. I also hear that the spring rate isn't even from one spring to the next, hence the truck never sits level with a skyjacker system. I hope someone can tell me that isn't true...
     
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    Those spring rates in the tech section are for 4" lift as well, I think that the 8"ers are most likely a different rate. Its possible they aren't but I doubt it.
     
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    My friend has the 6" Skyjacker Softrides in his 72 Blazer... there is nothing soft about them.
     
  6. PetaKane

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    [ QUOTE ]
    My friend has the 6" Skyjacker Softrides in his 72 Blazer... there is nothing soft about them.

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    I've got the 8" Softrides and I couldn't agree more. Why can't they just be honest and call em Skyjacker Stiffies?
     
  7. sled_dog

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    now now its HD not or Super Duty, not stiffies.
     
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    go with the superlift 8" HD springs...they ride real well on the street and can flex out a little bit if they need to...ask boss how they ride if you want a second opinion he rode in my truck when we were up in penn. for the UCP run...

    oh and by the way depending on what 39s you run you might not have to trim...i ran 39 boggers on mine with 8, and didnt have to trim until i started running some trails...BOWTIE went the same route

    Later
     
  9. FL84K5

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    I guess I shouldn't expect any 8 in springs to ride decent. Maybe I'll go with 6 inch suspension and 3 inch body to fit 39s. The fenders are already cut
     
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    NO dont do bodylift...oh for the love of god dont do bodylift...

    go with the 8" superlifts and 39s...

    Later
     
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    Yeah no body lift, except for the 1".
     
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    What is so bad about a BL? I have had them on both my rigs and never had any problems w/ them. I just dont get why everyone hates them. /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif

    IMO, a 6in lift will ride and flex better than an 8in. But Jason (FL84) already knows my opinion.
     
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    i was looking at the 8" but im gonna go 6".will 37x13 boggers fit or will i need a body lift?
     
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    they'll fit fine if your not afraid to cut the fenders, I am probably going 6" with 37 SSRs.
     
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    i went to skyjackers site and outta the two 6" kits wich is better,front leafs and rear blocks,or front and rear leafs?im thinking the front and rear leafs,but i dont know.will i need any shock modifacations besides 6" longer?i know if i went with the 8" i would need a longer driveshaft,will i with the 6"?
     
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    someone?anyone?
     
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    Yes, what is wrong with a body lift? (Just wondering cause I really have no idea) /forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif
     
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    More leverage on the bolts and mounts. The taller they are the worse it gets. If you use the bed for hauling it puts a lot of stress on the steel over the pucks. The pucks on most 2" & 3" are plastic. Plus the usual stuff w/ lines, wires, linkages, and the fan.
     
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    IMO get a 6in kit w/ front springs and rear blocks, just dont use the blocks and do a shackle flip in the rear to get 4 inches then use a 2in block. OR use an Echobit bolt on flip (5.5 inches) and a Zero Rate in the rear. Or use the blocks to get it done kwik. Or get all spring. LMAO!

    Theres lots of options. /forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif
     

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