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post #1 of 5 Old 12-19-2011, 01:28 PM Thread Starter
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springs or coils?

It may be a dumb question, but I've searched and can't find the difference between leafspring lifts and coil lifts. Looking for pros and cons. My 04 K.R has a 4" lift but with leaf springs in front. I was thinking about going with a 6" kit from procomp but it runs coils. ANY info is greatly appreciated. Thanks
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coils will ride much better. if upgrading with a replacement kit im nut sure is the turnin radius wil increase any but if you swap in an 05+ axle with coils then the it will

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post #3 of 5 Old 12-19-2011, 01:34 PM
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A coil lift would be for 05+ trucks with coil sprung front axles. You need a lift for a leaf sprung front end. Either that or you convert to an 05+ front axle and suspension.

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I see, thought so but wasn't sure...( I've seen pics of earlier trucks with coils) thanks for the info guys.
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