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post #1 of 23 Old 12-18-2013, 10:19 AM Thread Starter
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Improving 8" leaf springs

My 04 ccsb has 8" superlift front springs with procomp shocks, and it's ridiculously stiff.

Will i see a worth while improvement in purchasing better name brand leafs? I've found some fabtech springs for $550, and havent seen any icon springs for under $850. Would i be wasting my money?

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A 4 inch hanger and a 4 inch lift spring would be my advice if improving ride quality is what you're after.

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I had 8" icon springs with 4" hangers and it road fantastic. I also had the icon signature series shocks. I would think you would feel an improvement going to another 8" spring. But you could also go with the 4" spring with the 4" hangers as well...

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How are the fabtech springs? More interested in those seeing how they are $300 cheaper
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fabtech is ok but the icon are the best riding leaf spring on the market for the superduty .. the hangar and spring will ride better as you will have less spring arch
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just re read your post supelift are real good to i would invest my money in better shocks you would be shocked at how much better a good shock will ride
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I'm away from my truck but if i remember right it has 11-13 leaf packs. The rough ride is mostly from violent bumps, not so much bouncyness

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Any other opinions?

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The Icon 8" springs ride great with properly valved shocks. This would be a huge improvement over your superlift springs.

For the best ride, get 4" Icon springs and a 4" hanger kit with new shocks

This has already been said in the posts above me. I've personally ran both setups and they're far superior to Superlift

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Also, check your tire pressure. You do not need to be running your tires at full psi except for when loaded. I run 38-40" mud grapplers at 45 psi in the front and 40 psi in the rear

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