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Mini Spring packs

I recently pulled my 4" lift kit off my truck and put stock suspension on it. I really like the ride quality that I got back with stock suspension and like having OEM rims, however the front end could use a leveling kit. I have pretty much decided on a 2" mini spring pack to level it out and keep ride quality.

I have read on here and other sites about the mini spring packs. Some people say Icon is the only way to go and other says that the eBay ones are the same thing. Looking at them their a simple design with a center pin in the center. Not too much to go wrong. Anyone have experience with kit and their thoughts ? I'm gonna pick up a adjustable track bar when I toss the packs in.

This reminds me of tools at Harbor Freight, any electric tool I stay away from and buy the better one and pay more to have it longer. However their sockets are good priced and lifetime warranty, not too much worry about going wrong with a socket.
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i would choose a spring pack wisely !!!!!!!!!!!!!! reason being, the amount of stress that could be pinpointed at the ends of the first addition leaf..... with this kind of weight it cause spring failure fairly quickly. i would look into a kit that offers a thinner , longer spring stack. this will keep additional spring rate increases down, and help to spread the load to a larger area of the spring.

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Any recommendations ?
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Mini spring packs..deavers.

Depending on the amount of lift you want the best riding kits will be either hanger kits or a mini spring pack..limited to 2.5"
Hangers for a level kit 2-3"
Mini spring packs can reuse stock length shocks, hangers need longer.
Both kits require a adj track bar to recenter your axle.

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I spoke with one of the eBay companies that makes a mini spring pack and they stated theirs were not made with spring steel. I'm not sure what Icon makes theirs out of ?
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All quality companys always use spring steel..Icon and Deaver..
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very true, it is very easy to just flat shim stock cut to a size...if this is the route you want, dont cheap out. it will cost you later.

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After speaking with the eBay company on the phone it was apparent that they used whatever they had lying around to make them.

I did have a chance to go to a local spring shop today and spoke with their parts guy who suggested that I go to a heavier spring rate, he gave me a part # of 43-818. I believe that SD Truck also sells this manufacturer and the spring capacity is 2630 each, pair is rated at 5260, which is 740lb less then the X-codes.
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I did have a chance to go to a local spring shop today and spoke with their parts guy who suggested that I go to a heavier spring rate, he gave me a part # of 43-818.
Funny you mention that, because the spring shop that I went with to install new front leaf springs in my Excursion used the exact same part number. 43-818 It lifted the front roughly 1.5" - 2" and it rides much better now than the stock, worn out, bottoming out leafs are gone.

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+1 for going to a local spring shop.


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