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Heavier Duty Coils on 2wd. Any issues?

Discussion in 'Suspension, Steering & Brakes' started by 79dentside, Feb 15, 2020.

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    Hi Idaho,,,,,,,do you still have these and still want to sell them?????
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    What springs did you use? Im looking to do my front coils
     
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    Moog 6454, this is where I got mine.

    https://www.summitracing.com/int/parts/mog-6454

    they have settled a little as expected. I gained about 1.25”. Then again, I think I had solid springs in mine, others might have a variance on how good or bad their springs are. Part of me wonders what motorhome springs would have done... I am happy with the little lift it has, but a little more would be nice too for my preference.
     
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    Thats what im looking for to. My truck has a very nose low rake
     
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    I did go ahead and try the Airlift in mine and didn’t notice a major difference, but I think that’s because the new springs are NEW and I don’t have a big block compressing the springs. I did gain ‘some’ height with the Airlift1000 kit inside of the brand new coil springs 1/2” or so. The fender lips sit about 33.25” off the ground. My tires measure 27.5” tall with a straight level and a tape measure. I am fixing to put 31’s on so the fender lip should be 35” off the ground after the new tires.

    AFTER the Airlift1000 and springs fully settled: Net lift with 6454 coils AND the Airlift1000 was right at bout 2”, maybe a hair less, compared to MY old springs.

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    Yup thats what im trying to achieve!
     
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    She definitely sits like a 3/4 ton, I love it. I wouldn’t be opposed to a smidge more lift, but I’m a happy camper all around.
     
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    Hi Tracey ,I PMed you but in case you didn't get it, Yes I still have them. $50 and the freight. Shouldn't be too bad from me to you. My zip is 83672. Let me know
     
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    Had a day off today so I decided to finally install the rear lift blocks. I did not want the rear ride solely dependent on air shocks. Even with air shocks pumped up, the rear was still lower. I opted for 2” rear lift blocks. 2” gives the back end a rake, but to me, that’s ideal. If I plan on loading it down, I don’t want the back end sagging down.

    (Do Half ton’s come with 8 springs???)
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    Now she’s not levitated solely by air. The air shocks will assist when it’s loaded down.

    @78C10BigTen When you do your front springs, you may have to do something in the back To bring it up. My truck had the old hot rod gasser look lol.
     
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    My truck is already hot rod raked. My truck has 8 leaves also but ive got a big ten
     
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    Oh that would be awesome if you didn’t have to do anything to the back.

    So were the 8 leafs a big 10 deal?
     
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    Thsts why i want new coils to level it up and fit my 16s on it. Idk about the leaves
     
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    I think my rear springs were a little saggy lol.
     
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    Looks like I have a Heavy Half (GMC version of the Big 10). Read something about the 4th and 5th digit being a 4 on the VIN, making it a Heavy Half/Big 10. Mine is TCL449.....
     
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