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post #11 of 22 Old 11-06-2016, 04:26 PM
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Im thinking of the full traction 4 link coil over front end with some fox 2.5 coil over reservoir shocks. I have air lift helper bags in the rear so ill keep those and look into some fresh deaver springs leafs for the rear.

Question on my stock front axle and knuckles. Is there any way to modify these for a tighter turn radius? The coil over conversion will help with the rough ride but still keeps the stock turning radius.

In the photo I circled with red the turn stop. Is there any reason why you couldn't shorten those to allow for more turning?
You could to a certain extent but too much and the u-joint could bind up. Could also run into tire/leaf clearance.

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Actually the coils don't really make the ride that much nicer. But they do turn sharper.

I've heard of one member shaving the stops a little to get a little more turning radius. He never had any issues as far as I know.
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Actually the coils don't really make the ride that much nicer. But they do turn sharper.

I've heard of one member shaving the stops a little to get a little more turning radius. He never had any issues as far as I know.
So there wouldn't be a noticeable ride quality difference between my leaf spring front end and the full traction 4 link coil over front end?
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post #14 of 22 Old 11-06-2016, 08:16 PM
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Im thinking of the full traction 4 link coil over front end with some fox 2.5 coil over reservoir shocks. I have air lift helper bags in the rear so ill keep those and look into some fresh deaver springs leafs for the rear.

Question on my stock front axle and knuckles. Is there any way to modify these for a tighter turn radius? The coil over conversion will help with the rough ride but still keeps the stock turning radius.

In the photo I circled with red the turn stop. Is there any reason why you couldn't shorten those to allow for more turning?
Honestly I bet you could cut those stops back to tighten up turning radius. I can't see the u/joints binding by any means from it. Coils up front is far and away the best ride. As far as the best riding leaf spring you can't do better then the Carli/Deaver progressive leafs. If you can get the 2008 and newer on these trucks it gets even better. I have 7" Icon coils up front and 2008 and newer 4-1/2" Carli/Deaver springs in the rear. My trucks ride is amazing, compatible to wife's Chevy Tahoe.

So yea the ride can be improved a bunch. But these trucks can't compete with the IFS on the GM trucks. But our trucks don't fall apart like the GM front ends either. The GM front axles blow apart at the CV joints. Main reason I bought a Ford to be honest.
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i didn't see your whole post. 'my fault

Stock 05 coils don't ride much better. What you suggested would ride better
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Let some air out of the tires. Seriously. I only run the minimum pressure required for the current loading. For round-town errands I run 45psi in my Michelins. When weight goes in the bed or on the hitch, air goes in the tires. The difference in ride quality between 75psi and 45psi in an empty truck is significant.
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OK, thanks for the info. To show my ignorance, what is the problem with 3 nipples...
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I just got the full traction coil over conversion. I am installing it thanksgiving week. I will let you know how the ride changes. Right now I have icon 4.5" hanger with stock springs and 1.5" add a leaf. Ride is pretty rough. I Will be testing it offroad cutting an xmas tree the following weekend on our annual Christmas tree run. First thoughts are the build quality is amazing, intallation looks straightforward and not difficult at all, and not to go any smaller than 8" travel on the coil overs to feel the real benefits of coil-overs. 6" at the smallest which I think will limit compression stroke or rebound too much depending on where coil height is set.
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I just got the full traction coil over conversion. I am installing it thanksgiving week. I will let you know how the ride changes. Right now I have icon 4.5" hanger with stock springs and 1.5" add a leaf. Ride is pretty rough. I Will be testing it offroad cutting an xmas tree the following weekend on our annual Christmas tree run. First thoughts are the build quality is amazing, intallation looks straightforward and not difficult at all, and not to go any smaller than 8" travel on the coil overs to feel the real benefits of coil-overs. 6" at the smallest which I think will limit compression stroke or rebound too much depending on where coil height is set.
Good for you.... it will be a significant improvement for sure. Putting a set of Icon coil springs will only get that much better. I'm sure Carli is as good if not better for the record.

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