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Rear Coil Springs??

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by badguybuster, May 20, 2009.

  1. badguybuster

    badguybuster [OP] Well-Known Member

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    O.K. I don't know if this sound stupid or not but I was looking at the suspension on my truck and that is what popped into my head. Has anyone tried to put a mount on the rear of their truck for coil springs? Think of it. A set of OME's and 5100's on the FRONT and REAR!!! Would it work?? Hmmm. Of course, if this has already been hashed out please let me know. I am just curious but hell most of the time I have no idea what I am talking about.:eek:
     
  2. 06Bluez

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    You dont have enough weight in the rear to need leaf springs plus coilovers.
     
  3. chris4x4

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    I think he meant coils INSTEAD of leaf spring???
     
  4. badguybuster

    badguybuster [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Really? I wonder how something like that would affect the ride quality?
     
  5. chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    4.10 gears, sliders, lots of buttons, and yellow flashing lights on the dash.
    So You mean coils AND the leaf packs???
     
  6. jdkeller

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    What if you used a coil with a lot less spring rate?
     
  7. Killer Red Taco

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    Ok, what, really, WTF?

    If you want coils you need to link up the back first.
     
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    I dont get it.... Maybe coilovers with no leaf springs?? Is that where he is going with this?
     
  9. badguybuster

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    No, no. I mean remove the leaf pack and just use the coils and shocks.
     
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    Ya'll type to damn fast, I can't keep up.
     
  11. chris4x4

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    4.10 gears, sliders, lots of buttons, and yellow flashing lights on the dash.
    You would need to make a link set up to stabalize the axel.
     
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    Ok then you need to go with a four link setup.
     
  13. chris4x4

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    4.10 gears, sliders, lots of buttons, and yellow flashing lights on the dash.
    Useing coils AND leafs would be like this, but not as plush:

    [​IMG]
     
  14. badguybuster

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    It may have been a silly question BUT I got ya'll thinkin about it.
     
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    chris nice ride.
     
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    very stylish
     
  17. chris4x4

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    Yeah...Got it from MJP2's gallery.....Its his first Baja truck....
     
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    What is this link stuff you speak of? Is it the same "link" I hear around long travel talk?
     
  19. Killer Red Taco

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    Not silly, then you could do this with links!

    [​IMG]
     
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    Chevrolet used this system for years....I had them on my 72 1/2 ton truck and the ride was amazing. Dodge just went to coils for the rear on some of their trucks and I'm told the ride is fantastic.
    As far as links, you would need long trailing arms angled inward and a tracking bar that mounts from rear to frame.

    Motoretro
     
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