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ToughCountry Springs, HD or EZride??

Discussion in 'OffRoad Design' started by Boss, Feb 20, 2001.

  1. Boss

    Boss 1/2 ton status Author

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    Steve,

    I want to get new front leaf springs for my truck. It already has the rear 4" shackle flip with stock 89' rear leaf springs with the teflon sliders. The leaf springs up front are Rancho and are ok, but I guess I want better.
    I read on your site that the EZ ride ones are definately soft and smooth, but won't last long on a heavy truck. I will have 1 ton axles and eventually will have a HD front bumper with a winch. Are the HD really that stiff??? What do you run (if you don't mind me asking)?
    I guess I just want to hear it from you which would you recommend, the HD or the EZ??? Thanks for any help.
    Boss

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  2. AgDieseler

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    What are the spring rates for the 6"lift fronts, and 56" 2"lift rears?

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  3. Stephen

    Stephen 1/2 ton status Moderator Vendor

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    The front HD springs aren't really that stiff. I've ridden in one K5 with them that didn't have the winch yet and it was not a bad ride. Spring rate is about 320 lb/in for HD vs about 270-280 lb/in for the EZ rides.
    I ran the ezrides on my k5 and they settled out on me. Lost in the neighborhood of an inch of ride height. With the winch, hyd system, diesel radiator, dual batts, etc, it's pretty heavy on the front, so I should have expected it.
    I don't know the spring rate of the 56" rear springs, the 52's are about 270, similar to a stock later model K5, but the 56's are probably stiffer since they are supposed to go on heavier rated trucks.
    If you're going to run a winch, get the HD's, you won't be sorry.


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  4. BurbinOR

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    You answered my question. I am picking up a Warn M12000 Sunday and a Warn Classic bumper - figure that added weight would make up for whatever stiffness difference there is with the EZ ride vs. HD. Thanks for clarifying..........ordering soon.

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