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what pound coils you running on your first gen

Discussion in 'Long Travel Suspension' started by 03aztaco, Jul 15, 2012.

  1. Jul 15, 2012 at 10:42 PM
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    03aztaco

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    i have 600 on mine and im thinking about going to 800 it just seems to soft so to speak anyone else?
     
  2. Jul 15, 2012 at 10:49 PM
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    700 felt too stiff on mine so i went down to 600
     
  3. Jul 15, 2012 at 11:09 PM
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    800 is way overkill, 600 should be pretty close
    Is it not holding the truck up?
     
  4. Jul 16, 2012 at 12:53 AM
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    I have 600s on mine seem perfect until I add a tender spring. You can revalve the shocks to make up for the softer springs. If you feel the need to go stiffer though I would try 650s. 700s would most likely feel too stiff like Mike said.
     
  5. Jul 16, 2012 at 12:55 AM
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    800 is a bit much. I had 675 on midtravel and it was brutal. I was recently running 500 and it was nice but needed too much preload to achive my desired ride hieght. Currently running 600 coils and it seems perfect. If you feel soft, go up on compression valving. Changing spring rates aint going to help you as much as valving it as best as you can.
     
  6. Jul 16, 2012 at 11:59 AM
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    ya the ride hieght is great i think im just asking too much of my coil over then its meant to give haha its just when i hit a jump and land i pretty much bottom out and send myself back up and down.. i just need to get my bypasses already:mad:
     
  7. Jul 16, 2012 at 12:01 PM
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    Revalving the coilovers would make a huge difference
     
  8. Jul 16, 2012 at 2:38 PM
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    I have 600 and just revaled and that made a HUGE difference. Before is was a really soft flutter stack on compression now running a stiffer flutter stack and its alot better.
     
  9. Jul 16, 2012 at 4:00 PM
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  10. Jul 16, 2012 at 4:35 PM
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    im guessing id have to send them to king for that?
     
  11. Jul 16, 2012 at 4:39 PM
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    You can do it yourself. Its not hard. But you need to know what stacks you have and wnat to go to.
     
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    Was hoping a 4 banger would chime in. My front is way stiff was thinking id get new coils and revalve. I actually think that when the guy did mine he went 600 instead of 500 as was originally discussed.
     
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    500 here on a 4 banger. Previously it was ok. I recently installed the solo spindles and took a lot of preload off. Made a difference. Currently all of my shocks are getting rebuilt and valved so it should be better.
     
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    600# feels perfect for me. That's with the weight of 4x4 and v6
     
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    hmm... maybe i should do 500 over 600..... dam i was gonna do 500 over 650. any last minute suggestions before i order?
     
  17. Aug 17, 2012 at 11:51 AM
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    Call DSM and ask for suggestions.
     
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    i did, he suggested 650 or 600. but i see all you v6's saying 600 is perfect and I4s saying 500 and stuff.
     
  19. Aug 17, 2012 at 11:55 AM
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    None of us have cage weight though.
    Have you weighed your truck?
     
  20. Aug 17, 2012 at 12:00 PM
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    wait, you want to change your springs because you bottom out after a jump....

    you need to revalve and get some bump stops, not new springs.
     
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