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engage long travel spring rate

Discussion in 'Long Travel Suspension' started by joey34mx, Dec 13, 2010.

  1. Dec 13, 2010 at 12:15 AM
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    joey34mx

    joey34mx [OP] Well-Known Member

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    hey guys,

    this question is for all of you long travel tacos, what lb springs are you running up front?

    I have the engage LT kit with the race spindle and a 700LB spring on a access cab and it feels pretty damn stiff in certain terrain and on the street.

    i want to switch to a 600lb spring, but before i do i want to hear some advice and feedback.

    so lets hear it.....:gossip:
     
  2. Dec 13, 2010 at 12:21 AM
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    blackhawke88

    blackhawke88 wo ai ni bao bei ^_^

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    mine is 700, harsh on the street, but really nice in the dezert. I for one DGAF about on street ride, so im not going lower anytime soon.
     
  3. Dec 13, 2010 at 7:19 AM
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    nelson18matt

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    i just DGAF in general about anything. especially this thread. lol

    i think my front coils are like 620#... but i'm less of a fatty cause i'm a 1st gen... and i'm not running an engage kit

    BTW, that was me emailing you joey about the tires. i need to find time to cruise up your way and pick them up. are they off the truck already?
     
  4. Dec 13, 2010 at 10:55 AM
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    mikesdoublecab

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    Engage Offroad long travel front and rear with some fat tires.
    im running 600# too... i had 700 at first, but i like the 600s much better...
     
  5. Dec 13, 2010 at 5:40 PM
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    I'm running 650's and think they are perfect. I ran 700's for a while (1250 lb corner weight on the front, 4000 lb total wet weight, gutted 05 access cab 4x4) and I kept breaking top hats, top shock bolts, and my shock towers were tearing off the frame. After the engine cage and bumping down to 650's I have had no problems. It's still stiff compared to the 550's I had, but it goes as fast as I want to go over the gnar. The biggest thing to remember is don't crank your coils down so far you get coil bind, and heavier springs are thicker so they get less stroke.
     
  6. Dec 13, 2010 at 5:55 PM
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    logan, you know if 650 is standard for the Icon CO's?
     
  7. Dec 13, 2010 at 6:19 PM
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    500lb on standard length, 550's on the LT (8" stroke) coilovers. I love those guys, but they set their shit up way too soft imo. They do ride nice over those expansion joints on the freeway though.
     
  8. Dec 13, 2010 at 7:00 PM
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    Had 650 or 700, don't remember. Take it to the dirt and see how it feels
     
  9. Dec 13, 2010 at 7:31 PM
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    yep matt theyre comin off the truck tomorrow so i can put my new hankook dynapro mt 35's on there :D let me know when you wanna pick em up

    and to everyone else thanks for the opinions and advice keep it coming

    im thinking i might switch to a 600LB cause im scared to break shit now with my 700LB
     
  10. Dec 17, 2010 at 12:57 AM
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    Im running 600 on the bottom half and 300 on top for a softer street ride. Works perfect in walnut, just tore my truck up there today.
     
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