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coil shocks vs shocks ?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by JOE619, May 21, 2013.

  1. May 21, 2013 at 5:52 PM
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    JOE619

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    After I get my allpro leaf pack I was wondering is there an oem coil over kits for the rear shocks ?
     
  2. May 21, 2013 at 5:54 PM
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    Konaborne

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    since our trucks use leaf springs in the rear there is no need for a coilover shock

    shocks just dampen the movement of springs; the coils or the leafs take the weight of the truck and hold it up

    so unless you heavily modify your rear suspension you dont need coilovers, just shocks for the leafs
     
  3. May 21, 2013 at 5:56 PM
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    OEM? Not sure what you are looking for here.

    Do you ant an auxiliary coil spring for the rear suspension in addition to the leaf pack?

    I have not seen such a thing.
     
  4. May 21, 2013 at 5:59 PM
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    Konaborne

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    some people run a small coil on top of their leafs, usually around their bump stop as a "helper"... there was pics here someplace

    kinda weird
     
  5. May 21, 2013 at 6:01 PM
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    Interesting.

    Kinda like an airbag, but a coil helper?
     
  6. May 21, 2013 at 6:02 PM
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    Ok what is the point of that little coil does it help out enough for you to notice anything ?
     
  7. May 21, 2013 at 6:03 PM
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    What are you trying to accomplish Joe? Increased load carrying ability? More height?
     
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