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Which front springs have the softest ride/best flex?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by steedalx, Feb 24, 2004.

  1. steedalx

    steedalx 1/2 ton status

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    I thought the Tuff Country EZ-ride springs had the softest ride and offered the best flex but after reading some threads i'm not so convinced anymore. I hear BDS is good but don't have any experience with either. Anybody had any actual experience with these springs? I have 6" superlift springs now and am looking to switch to something different.
     
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    BDS is probably the best production spring out there but when I talked to a BDS dealer, they said it probably wasn't worth the $250 for the springs and swapping campared to my pro comps. The best alternative(and pricy, around $400) is to have a set of custom springs built by national spring. I here they ride like a cadillac! /forums/images/graemlins/ooo.gif
     
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    Its either going to be Tough Country or BDS. Im not too sure which one Im gonna go for yet, I need to find spring rates out for both and go from there.
     
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    BDS front springs arent $250. Everyone that I know, including myself, has purchased their BDS springs for under $100 a piece. My opinion would be to go with BDS. They ride good for a lift spring, flex good, and have a no fine print lifetime warranty. If the springs ever break, or even sag, they will give you new ones. Cant beat that.
    -Harrison
     
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    BDS is probably the best production spring out there but when I talked to a BDS dealer, they said it probably wasn't worth the $250 for the springs and swapping campared to my pro comps.

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    First, your dealer's price is to high(I paid around $90 ea for front springs) and second, BDS and ProComp don't belong in the same sentence. I went from a 4" ProCrap to a BDS and the difference was unbelieveable, they flexed and were smooth riding. They are worth the difference.
     
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    From what I have found, BDS only makes a 4" front spring. Is this true? I need 6"'s for the front.
     
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    Looks like they make 6" springs for a 1973 and up. I will call them tomorrow and see what's up with that.
     
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    Looks like they make 6" springs for a 1973 and up. I will call them tomorrow and see what's up with that.
     
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    I have a set of 8" BDS fronts for my Blazer, but its a '90
     
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    I paid around $90 ea for front springs

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    /forums/images/graemlins/yikes.gif /forums/images/graemlins/yikes.gif /forums/images/graemlins/yikes.gif Were'd you get them from? I havent found them for less than $250/set Show us where to get them dood! /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
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    Elias 4wd IIRC, PM him
     
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    Will do! Thanks! /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif /forums/images/graemlins/woot.gif
     
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    Elias 4wd IIRC

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    "No user by that name" What am I doing wrong? /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
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    I have 4" EZ Rides on the front and 6" Tuff Countrys on the rear and Im very satisfied with the ride and flex for what they cost. They came with rubber bushings which lasted for 2 yrs, Ive replaced the rear with greasable polys but still have the cracked rubbers on the front. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    They are a wholesaler, try seaching on google for, Elais Fourwheel Drive.
     
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    That's them, they must have droped the BDS line.
     
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    Ford 57s.....
     
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    Alcan spring co. Pricey but you get what you pay for. Got em f&r on my 86.
     
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    Alcan spring co. Pricey but you get what you pay for. Got em f&r on my 86.

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    Do you have any pictures of your truck flexing? Also what exactly is pricey?
     

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