Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 79k20350, Nov 5, 2005.
ok if money for springs is not part of the equation who/ what would you go with?
We talkin' front, back, or both?
Being cheap (and having them sitting around) I'm doing 52"s in front and 56"s in back ... but that's just me.
sorry i specifically ment front but include that back too. but like i said, money is not a part of the cosideration, just what you would use if you had the chance to say pick from a pile of springs.
Mmm. The only aftermarkets I've had first-hand experience with are Ranchos. They ride like bricks.
That said, the Alcans and such that are custom-made for your specific truck sound great ... 'course, if you cange stuff later, new axle or big block or winch or something, could get iffy.. but they sound great
I have friends that swear by Deaver. My Cepek springs are a little too stiff.
With money out of the equations I wouldn't even consider leaf springs. A 4 link with coilovers is much newer and better technology then leaf springs. If you want to keep leaf springs with no price restraints then I would put Alcan's in the truck. I would keep the fronts somewhat tame in the flex department and go for most of the flex out back.
I love my BDS springs. If you are rough on your truck, go with BDS. Their warranty is the best out there- no questions asked! My local shop always has at least 6 pairs of my spring in stock, so breaking a leaf isn't much of a concern. The ride is excellent and they flex like crazy.
If your sticking with leafs, you'll never get a cookie cutter spring to be as vehicle specific as a custom pack. I vote Alcan or Deaver, they'll quiz you on everything about your truck when you order them, they'll move the centerpin as you need to locate your axle, take into consideration what gear, engine, towing load etc etc.
this is pretty much what i was thinking. i have tc's right now but was kinda stuck between 52's and a custom pack
It's not in the list, but my choice is Skyjacker.
my tuff country fronts flex pretty well. im movin my front axle forward since i reach full stuff a little sooner than i like hehe.
out back...shackle flip
Anyone got a link for Deaver?
You forgot skyjacker. I had skyjacker springs on my blazer and loved them. Nice and soft and flexes good.
i didnt forget, i wont use. too stiff for my tastes. but thats me, other may love them
Kind of a trick question.....
If money was not a factor, then of course you should call ORD and have Stephen design you a set!!! I believe he still has Alcan building them to his specifications, and they are tailored specifically to the lift you want and the application needed.
I had him design and build me a front set for my '72. My flex pictures speak for themselves....
I love my BDS springs. And like was mentioned before, I never have to worry about breaking them!
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