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Old 08-20-2007, 12:57 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Old 08-20-2007, 01:03 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Old 08-20-2007, 01:36 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Smoother Ride

Well here it is in her own words quote: "The aftershocks are gone and my body don't jiggle no more! The ride is 50% better than what it was, it's not my old Suburban, but we'll keep the truck" ,unquote. The receiver hitch had to be lowered to remove the shackle bolts, and the torsion bars were adjusted up 1/4". The front is +1" higher and the rear is +5/8" higher. At the suggestion of the installation tech I changed the tire air pressure while riding empty in the front from 55# to 65# and in the rear from 65# to 55#. The engine is where all the weight is and the bed is empty, it was visible in the tire sidewalls as he pointed out to me. Back up to 80# when towing. I drove the truck and was quite surprised at the big difference, especially after reading on the forum about all the big bucks spent on shocks and other suspension type items. I was skeptical to say the least, but now I am sold! Here is a link to the installation pics, read the inital comment for more information when you get there. Monty

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Old 08-20-2007, 02:13 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Interesting...so does the rear ride as smooth as the front now or does it still occasionally hop?
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Old 08-20-2007, 07:19 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Thanks for the info. I guess I will be looking into a set.
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Old 08-20-2007, 10:00 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Woody Woodpecker Flew the Coop

Went for a ride today on the road the local mechanics use to test for squeaks and suspension issues. The truck rides more like a 1/2 ton than a 3/4 ton. The staccato hopping is gone and I can talk on my cell phone without sounding like Woody Woodpecker. Rather than jarring jolts on the rough road it was more like wavy porpoising for lack of a better explanation. There is a section of the local HWY 99 freeway where the joints have been repaired numerous times in the truckers lane and provide a really good example of the clappity-clappity-clappity Woody syndrome. My DW took this road today and said the uh-uh-uh-uh-uh-uh has disappeared and the ride there has improved dramatically. We have only had the springs on for a few days now, but are very pleased with the results. I want to thank Dan at California Off Road, Inc. in Modesto, CA for recommending these springs over all of the other possible options at his disposal. It was the best choice in our case and at this point I feel comfortable enough to recommend them myself.
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Old 08-21-2007, 12:03 AM   #17 (permalink)
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So they raised the rear? I guess that they are different than the old velvet rides then, b/c I thought they actually lowered the rear some....
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Old 08-21-2007, 12:47 AM   #18 (permalink)
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Thanks for the update, and the slideshow too. Let us know in a week or so after you driven a bit....then we may have to cut loose and get a pair.
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Old 08-24-2007, 11:41 PM   #19 (permalink)
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One Week Later

Update:
The springs are doing what they claim to do. I pumped up the air in my tires front and back (80#)to tow my TT home after some dealer warranty work. The trip was about 30 miles and I as presumed, the ride was fine because of the heavy tongue weight. What I did notice was after unhitching and going for a ride to grocery shop was that the additional air in the tires made the ride considerably rougher. So the best pressure for us to obtain a smooth ride is 65#F and 55#R. These springs are fine if you run empty most of the time, they would be less valuable if towing or carrying a load most of the time. Overall the DW is happy with the ride, and that is what this was all about in the first place.
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Everything still working out with the springs?

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