blocks or springs - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Suspension & Steering Discuss OEM & aftermarket suspension, lifts, air ride suspension, shocks, steering components, etc.

Powerstroke.org is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
View Poll Results: which rear suspension set up
pmf traction blocks 7 63.64%
lift springs 4 36.36%
Voters: 11. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11-14-2012, 01:39 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Keller, Texas
Posts: 2,120
Thanks: 0
Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
blocks or springs

so I am trying to decide between the pmf traction bars and blocks or rear lift springs they will be either bds or icon depending on what kind of price I can get on them. Any input I don't tow much just a couple times a year just a car trailer and a car/truck or a boat. ride differences? If I could I would buy both I want all the pmf parts but sadly I can only have a few for now. Thanks for the input. it will be a 6 inch lift fwiw.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 11-14-2012, 05:39 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: O'Fallon,Mo
Posts: 845
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
i wouldnt normally lean toward a block, but if adding traction bars, i say go that route. unless you can pull the trigger on a set of deavers for the rear, i wouldnt do a spring replacement. i have never ran icon, but i have run bds, nothing bad to say about them, but the deavers ride quality is far superior.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 11-14-2012, 06:44 PM
Delivers Pizzas For Fun!
 

Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: cecil county MD
Posts: 5,709
Thanks: 1
Thanked 10 Times in 8 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
if your go blocks u can keep the factory overloads and keep the factory spring rate and GVW... if you do replacement the ride may be the same, but you will loose towing capacity.

blocks with no bars will give you axle wrap... springs cut down on axle wrap, but its still there. BARS, no axle wrap

so with you list of mods, bars would be a good idea, even if you did lift springs bars would be a good idea. sooo lift blocks and bars would be your best route so u only have to buy one set and not bars and springs
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 11-14-2012, 06:56 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 743
Thanks: 2
Thanked 4 Times in 3 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
springs if u can help it, i have 6" blocks on my 89 but there welded together and to the rear end so i get no axel wrap, but trac bars with blocks you should be fine
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 11-14-2012, 07:10 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Keller, Texas
Posts: 2,120
Thanks: 0
Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
Yeah I can't justify deavers right now but if I do springs now bars are still in the future, springs just look better than blocks
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 11-14-2012, 07:18 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 743
Thanks: 2
Thanked 4 Times in 3 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by scparrish View Post
Yeah I can't justify deavers right now but if I do springs now bars are still in the future, springs just look better than blocks
if u really look at it, lol blocks are just the cheap way
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old 11-14-2012, 08:36 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Keller, Texas
Posts: 2,120
Thanks: 0
Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
The two options I am looking at cost about the same so price doesn't have much of a say on this choice
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8  
Old 11-14-2012, 09:26 PM
Delivers Pizzas For Fun!
 

Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: cecil county MD
Posts: 5,709
Thanks: 1
Thanked 10 Times in 8 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
i love how PMF incorporates u bolt holes in their blocks to keep everything straight. that would be the route i go. TRACTION BLOCKS!! even if you do deavers, you still gonna have to buy a bar set up sooner or later

ForTheMothaF*****Win.!!!!!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9  
Old 11-15-2012, 05:07 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Keller, Texas
Posts: 2,120
Thanks: 0
Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
Lol all the stuff I got from pmf looks awesome I may go that route
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #10  
Old 11-15-2012, 05:46 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 7,966
Thanks: 62
Thanked 165 Times in 158 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I went from OEM springs to a set of lifted Deavers and they rode the same
unfortunately they were used and were sagged so I couldn't swing brand new Deavers so i went with a set of superlift springs ,,,

your back will appreciate the PMF lift blocks and OEM springs IMHO
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 12:37 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors