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additional shocks for extra weight

Discussion in 'New Members' started by Mtn Buckster, May 29, 2011.

  1. May 29, 2011 at 7:39 PM
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    Mtn Buckster

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    Looking for additional or replacement shocks from stock ones to carry extra weight and not affect driving performance.
     
  2. May 29, 2011 at 7:40 PM
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    97yota4wd

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    bilstein 5100s would be good with a higher rate spring like eibachs
     
  3. May 29, 2011 at 7:41 PM
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    KPT

    KPT sees what you did there.

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    Shocks do not increase payload capacity. All they do is dampen the rebound of the springs.
     
  4. May 30, 2011 at 4:54 AM
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    Brunes

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    This. You need better springs. But at the same time-That will only help you carry the rated weight more comfortably. If you need to carry more weight than the truck is rated for-You need a bigger truck.

    Cargo capacity is based on a lot of things-Not just the suspension.
     
  5. May 30, 2011 at 11:21 PM
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    Mtn Buckster

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    Thank you for all your help and support. You probably can see...I'm just a dumb old mountain man. My problem is when I load up like about 12 - 20 cement blocks, the back sags down. I wonder if I am doing any damage to truck by doing this. Thanks again!
     
  6. May 31, 2011 at 12:06 AM
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    last week i loaded 1/2 pallet of blocks in my truck (30 blocks) and i was way down low. I wouldnt do that again but every once in a while its ok. I do have the dakkar leaf packs. if your stock i imagine you might blow your seals on your shocks and then maybe your leafs might need to replaced.
     
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