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Old 06-08-2010, 09:06 AM   #1
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2005 - Rear spring replacement - no lift

My rear springs are shot and I'm well past warranty so the TSB is out of the question. The want $1700 to do the TSB work now!

I can replace the springs myself easy enough, but I'm having trouble shopping for springs with no lift (a little is okay, but i'm not lifting the truck).

I regularly tow a 4000+ pound trailer so stronger then stock springs would be nice, stronger then the TSB springs would be nicer.

This is all I've found thus far:
http://www.northwestoffroad.com/parts/2stage.html

Anything better, or opinions on these?

Any comments on going to the local chain shops and getting their version installed?

$1700 for new springs and shocks installed seems a little insane.
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Old 06-08-2010, 01:29 PM   #2
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I've done some digging and a lot of people seem to have problems with NWOR, but the big complaint seems to be too stiff. Since i'm looking for stiffer (cap and 400-450 pound tounge weight) that might work?

I sent a note to ALCAN, but other then that, I can't find replacement springs that don't lift the truck.
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Old 06-08-2010, 01:36 PM   #3
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Why not get some OME Dakar springs and some 5100 or OME rear shocks for about $600ish from Wheelers. They have a better price than toytec and all the hardware you need to do the job yourself.
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yeah i would say go with OME springs and shocks my dakars with the third leaf removed has settle down and its not much higher than stock. I need to put the third leaf back in.
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http://www.wheelersoffroad.com/05upometaco.htm

All I can find are lift springs? I don't want to have to lift the front, and lifting just the rear is not going to be good for towing.
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Have you considered Timbrens or AirLift airbags? Otherwise you probably are going to have to get a custom made pack.
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Old 06-08-2010, 03:01 PM   #8
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Got a reply back from Alcan and that seems to sound good. They'll custom make a set of HD springs for $410.

I like the idea of picking up a used TSB set too though.

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