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smooth suspension

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by aknight_sa, Oct 29, 2005.

  1. aknight_sa

    aknight_sa 1/2 ton status

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    hi all,

    what is the best suspension that fits onto the 1981 GMC Jimmy that will make it ride smoothly onroad and works good offroad?

    thanks
     
  2. muddybuddy

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    how much lift? shackle flip will keep a "smooth" ride
     
  3. PsychoticDeadGuy

    PsychoticDeadGuy 1/2 ton status

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    i love my 63" springs in the rear...really soft. and i heard the 52s in the front are really smooth too. but if your not into cusom work then i cant really help you. but in the rear dont get lift springs, use ORD or DIY4X shackle flip.
     
  4. 89GMCSuburban

    89GMCSuburban 1/2 ton status

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    Tuff Country EZ ride, Skyjacker is second...that I know of
     
  5. aknight_sa

    aknight_sa 1/2 ton status

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    i dont want to get into lifting it.. if i have to do so then it will be a few inches...

    My jimmy is on its standard.. not lifted at all...


    one more thing.. i want to order online.. so please direct me to where i can buy them..
     
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    89GMCSuburban 1/2 ton status

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    Just get a 2" lift kit, then. Not too much lift to cause any problems.

    To order...
     
  7. aknight_sa

    aknight_sa 1/2 ton status

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    a friend told me that lifting the car will make the car loose its balance offroad faster and turn over..

    is this true?
     
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    2"??? No. I have 7" total and I've never had a problem.
     
  9. sweetk30

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    if you drive smart and also know the limits of the truck then it will be safe.
     

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