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post #1 of 7 Old 11-13-2010, 01:45 AM Thread Starter
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Lifted ride quality question

Hey Guys and Gals,
I currently have a 8" radius arm lift from FabTech. And am looking for something to make it ride a little softer. Or at least some springs that will budge. Currently my shocks are only traveling about 3/4" (can tell by the shiny part.. lol)

I have heard that Rize Soft springs or Deaver springs for the rear, Anyone switched to these and noticed a difference?

Also is there anything you can do for the front?

I do plan on getting new shocks also, but without more travel out of the springs I can't imagine shocks helping at this point, but I will do it all at once, so send me some shock suggestions also.

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Mine is the same way. I just learned to deal with it. Bad thing about leafs is the higher the lift, the more the springs are bowed. So the harder it is for the springs to flex. I might be wrong, but i don't see any leaf spring lift riding very smooth.

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My bad. just noticed you don't have leafs in front.

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I think about the best you can do for the ride is to get the 7" Icon springs for the front with a 1" TEI spacer to get your lift back to 8 ". For the rear I'd consider swapping to an 08-10 leaf spring. They are 8" longer than ours and the axle mounts in the center of the spring providing a much better ride without sacrificing payload. Trevor at PMF make a front spring mount for the conversion. Then do the shocks. The Icon shocks ride nicely. You cold also switch the front to a 4 link. That would also help. I have a PMF 4 link on my truck and it rides great.
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oh there are ways... my truck rides like a caddy.... its not cheap though, pm me if need the details.

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I have the Rize 4-link 8" lift with 1.5" spacer under the lower spring mount with bilsteins. Mine is too soft. It rides nice though. Sometimes a lil bouncy. Guess I need to goto some stiffer shocks..

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