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Suspension help

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by MrArmyAnt, Apr 10, 2007.

  1. MrArmyAnt

    MrArmyAnt 1/2 ton status

    Dec 29, 2004
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    Texas, Kick a$$! (Grapevine, DFW; also Norman, OK)
    I want to do a widow shackle flip, which will net me 4 inches of lift. I would like stock springs, so no added lift but a somewhat decent ride. What is this about going up to 56" i hear so much about? What is the added improvement, more flex?

    Maybe I will do 2 or 2.5" lift springs.

    Am I right in thinking that the tension and compression is about the same ridability on a stock spring?

    I am thinking BDS or Tuff Country EZ rides. They seem to be well liked. I will be needing a vendor for them :)
  2. 1977k5

    1977k5 3/4 ton status Vendor

    May 26, 2003
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    Longer springs = more flex and a softer ride. It also means more axle wrap.

    If you just do a shackle flip, the ride will be about the same as stock. If you replace the rear springs with good springs (tough county or BDS) you probably won't notice them being much stiffer.

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