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post #1 of 16 Old 06-28-2010, 03:39 PM Thread Starter
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Swapping 8" Skyjacker to Deaver springs

I recently purchased a like new DR all spring lift, w Deaver springs (before ICON bought them out), with DR shocks all around (dual reservoirs up front). I recently put the shocks on and didn't notice any better ride quality.

Am I going to notice a difference when I swap the springs out?

Also will traction blocks help with how my truck likes to buck in the rear?

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Little but a all spring 8" lift sucks compared to a custom combo using hangers and lower lift springs. I'd get Rize traction bars..
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It will be a lil softer but a hanger lift front and rear plus say a 4 inch lift will get you a great ride.

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what they said is true to be honest, a bigger hanger and smaller spring is going to make a universe of difference on the truck. but I did EXACTLY what you did, I swapped my superlift 8" front springs for 8" deavers on my truck and it made a WORLD of difference. shocks also help the most.

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The Deavers will ride better.


I wouldn't go with the Rize bars that were recommended....it looks like you use your truck off road and the Rize bars will bind due to their design.

Did your lift come with 5" rear springs or the 8" rears?
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It's an 8" all spring lift w/ the stock blocks in ther rear.

I did a lot of off roading when I first got the truck, but I pretty much keep it on the pavement now.

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If it's stock F-350 blocks then it's the 5" rears. If you get a lot of axle wrap you may want to get some traction bars depending on your power level and how heavy a foot you have.


I run 8" rears with a 1.25" tapered block on my 01 with a 8.5" front and no traction bars.
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My truck is a 2004 F250 w the 1.25/1.50 inch blocks...thats the stock F250 block Isn't it? My springs are definately 8"

I'll prob be getting the OUO traction bars in the near future. Im putting the deaver springs on this wknd, so I'm curious to see how the ride changes.

I also have a ? about my shocks rebound and compression. My shocks have very hard compression and very fast rebound. Is that the way their suppose to be, and is that what I need for my 8" all spring lift?

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Springs control most of the compression, shocks are for controlling rebound..problem most don't..Bilsteins and Icon's are valved correctly. PM me if I can help with shock selection.

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The F-250 blocks are approx. 2" tall. The truck will be a tiny bit higher in the rear than the front with that combo.


You already have the DR shocks, correct?
Best ride will be with singles at each corner. The duals do firm up the front a bit.
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