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Old 04-09-2012, 11:44 AM
2dotthree 2dotthree is offline
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Default New shocks/springs/helper springs all around

Been on this forum but haven't posted much yet. I just put on new shocks all around and new front springs. Also added a helper leaf on the rear springs so we can haul a little more dirt than usual. Thought I should add a pic. This is the 1997 with 40K on the clock. Doesn't get driven much obviously. I used pro-comp shocks and springs. Rear is pretty stiff, but I think its because of the shocks, not sure. Just a fun truck to dork with.

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Old 04-09-2012, 12:06 PM
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Default Re: New shocks/springs/helper springs all around

yeah, in the pic it looks like it has a couple extra inches in the rear.

dude, i really like the front of you truck! it's so new
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Old 04-09-2012, 12:32 PM
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Default Re: New shocks/springs/helper springs all around

Thinking I need a leveling kit. I don't want it too level though. Maybe an inch higher in front and it would be to my liking. I'm thinking the 1.5 RC leveling springs may just do the trick.
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Old 04-09-2012, 12:37 PM
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i agree. not 'too' level.
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Old 04-09-2012, 12:43 PM
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Default Re: New shocks/springs/helper springs all around

That truck looks great as it is. Really like the added lift in rear. Did you use a helwig leaf spring helper? What size?
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Old 04-10-2012, 04:56 AM
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That truck looks great as it is. Really like the added lift in rear. Did you use a helwig leaf spring helper? What size?
I'd have to look, but if I remember right it's just a pro-comp. I put it on last summer (july) but now just posting the pic. Still looks same as only 200 miles have been put on it since. I'll get my ts crossed and put it in my sig.

I hauled some mulch with it over the weekend and it rides better with the weight in back. right now its pretty rough and jarring. I'd like to soften it up some.
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Old 04-11-2012, 04:11 AM
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Thanks, I'll check out the pro comp. I'd like a little more capacity.
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Old 04-12-2012, 12:17 PM
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Here's a side view.

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Old 04-12-2012, 12:20 PM
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damn only 40K! clean truck man. the rear is only stiff because of the AAL you put on it.
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