Originally Posted by nagorb
Whatever you do don't get alcans, mine sagged within a few weeks, even with 400lbs capacity over stock.
This is a blanket statement that isn't accurate to the quality of Alcans. They make an awesome set of springs you just need to spec it out correctly and know what to expect from them.
Their springs consistently sit taller than spec'd when installed. This is by design, because they are designed to "relax" once they've broken in and settle to the correct height. So yeah they are going to sag, but they are supposed to. You get the best ride out of them that way.
Most people are suprised when they install Alcans at how tall they are and they usually end up calling Alcan and saying the springs are too tall and too stiff. Once they allow them to break in they feel like they are "just right". If nagorb didn't notice that the springs were sitting a little tall at the time of install then I'm not suprised that you feel like they sagged too far once they broke in.
I've had two sets of Alcan springs on two different trucks. I had a set of 5.5" Alcans on my FJ40 and they were more like 6.5" when I put them on. They settled at 5" which was perfect for what I wanted,
Same thing with a set of 5" Alcans I had on my old '85 minitruck. they were really tall at first and then settled to the perfect height. that truck with the Alcans and some Bilstein shocks was the best riding truck I've owned.
The trick with Alcans is knowing how to order them and getting the specs right since they are a totally custom spring. Charles (the owner) is a great guy and will work with you to get it right if you can get him all the right info.