Sulastic Rubber Springs? - Page 3 - Diesel Place : Chevrolet and GMC Diesel Truck Forums
 
Home Forum Market Place Garage Tuning Library DTC Tool Register Vendors
Go Back   Diesel Place : Chevrolet and GMC Diesel Truck Forums > Speciality Forums > Suspension & Steering - 2001 - 2010
Register FAQ Forum Rules My Replies My Threads Mark Forums Read Advertise

Suspension & Steering - 2001 - 2010 Discuss OEM & aftermarket suspension, lifts, street suspension, air ride suspension, steering components, etc. First through fourth generation.

DieselPlace.com is the premier Duramax Diesel Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 09-04-2007, 09:51 AM   #21 (permalink)
Marblejunkie
Self Ignition
 
Marblejunkie's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Riverbank, CA
Posts: 78
iTrader Score: 0 reviews

Quote:
Originally Posted by johnmay19;1980853;
Everything still working out with the springs?
Everything is still right on, not one problem or disappointment! We took a 300 mile trip on the 19th, 80% freeway driving at 70mph, the rest on meandering mountain roads and without provoking her the DW blurted out about how much she was liking the truck now since the ride was so smooth. Music to my ears! Tire pressures make a difference, as mentioned earlier I am running 65psi F and 55psi R when empty. Mileage on this trip (no towing) was 18.65 mpg. I would not hesitate to do it all over again, it has been worth it.

Be sure to let us know when you decide to go for it, they really take the edge off!

__________________
2007 Chevy Silverado Classic LT3 CCSB 4WD LBZ


Line-X , AMSOIL BMK17-BP Filter, AMSOIL/INGEN Air Intake, SVG75W-110, AME15W-40, ATL.
Equalizer WD, Laverne SS Side Bars,
Sulastic Rubber Springs, Fumoto F-106 Drain Valve
Stainless OEM FF Bleeder Screw
DuraFlaps CF2SS, CR2XLSS
Hayes Genesis Brake Controller
2007 Keystone Cougar 243RKS
Nicktane Fuel System (since 10/27/07)
Offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 09-11-2007, 03:29 PM   #22 (permalink)
aleainc
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 77
iTrader Score: 0 reviews

Has anyone else taken the plunge on the Sulastics yet?

Offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-11-2007, 09:26 PM   #23 (permalink)
805livin
Diesel Fanatic
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 117
iTrader Score: 0 reviews

also interested in more feedback
Offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 09-11-2007, 10:19 PM   #24 (permalink)
ebolavirs
Diesel Apprentice
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 457
iTrader Score: 2 reviews

Quote:
Originally Posted by Marblejunkie;1951736;
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

http://www.esnips.com/web/SulasticRubberSpring

So did these things raise or lower the rear when installed?
Offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-12-2007, 02:27 PM   #25 (permalink)
thinkpt
Clutch
 
thinkpt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 63
iTrader Score: 0 reviews

I just installed mine, rough roads are much better. Alot more work than they said. Took my buddy who is also my mechanic 2 1/2 hours, had to drop the hitch and the shakle assembly because the shakle bolts are so long. I do like them though.
__________________
Cant wait for the dunes

2006 2500HD SBCC 4x4, Magnaflow 4" catback, Hypertech III level 2
Offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-22-2007, 09:19 PM   #26 (permalink)
marc23760
Diesel Head
 
marc23760's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: South Florida
Posts: 582
iTrader Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via AIM to marc23760 Send a message via Yahoo to marc23760

How does this help with Wheel Hop? i cant spin my tires even in the dirt without chattering my teeth, but it looks like it might help???
__________________
2004.5 2500HD LLY/Allison Crew Cab 4WD Black on Black - Leveled with Bilsten Shocks - EGR Blocker Plate and resonator delete - Roll and Lock Bed with a 60 Gal. custom auxilary tank - Cognito Idler and Pitman Steering Braces - Jotto Laptop Mount - MBRP SS 4" Turbo back exhaust - SD Stainless Steel Tie Rod Sleeves - All on Headlight Mod - Quick release Oil drain valve - EFI Live V2 with DSP5 from SoCalDiesel - PCV Reroute - 3 Gauge A-Pillar with Pyro, Boost and Aux Fuel - LBZ Air Intake MP - 10 and 2 micron in line fuel filters - KD Lift Pump - KD Pump Rub Fix -
Offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-30-2007, 12:43 PM   #27 (permalink)
tbfountain
Diesel Student
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 40
iTrader Score: 0 reviews

thinkpt how are the new sulastic springs?
Offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-28-2007, 12:12 PM   #28 (permalink)
RayMich
Diesel Specialist
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 3,412
iTrader Score: 0 reviews

Michigan Oil Burners Member

Quote:
Originally Posted by Marblejunkie View Post
Everything is still right on, not one problem or disappointment! We took a 300 mile trip on the 19th, 80% freeway driving at 70mph, the rest on meandering mountain roads and without provoking her the DW blurted out about how much she was liking the truck now since the ride was so smooth. Music to my ears! Tire pressures make a difference, as mentioned earlier I am running 65psi F and 55psi R when empty. Mileage on this trip (no towing) was 18.65 mpg. I would not hesitate to do it all over again, it has been worth it.

Be sure to let us know when you decide to go for it, they really take the edge off!
Other than tire pressure, are the Sulastic spring shackles the only changes you have made? are you still running the stock shocks? Stock tires?

It will be interesting to hear from someone with a lot of miles on these. Does the rubber deteriorate with long usage? I'm curious about long term durability with exposure to the weather (hot, cold, etc).

Thanks for sharing your experience with us.
__________________
2006 GMC 2500HD - SLE1-3SA, Ext-Cab, Std Bed, 4x4, LBZ
Offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-28-2007, 12:17 PM   #29 (permalink)
RayMich
Diesel Specialist
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 3,412
iTrader Score: 0 reviews

Michigan Oil Burners Member

Quote:
Originally Posted by ebolavirs View Post
So did these things raise or lower the rear when installed?
In post # 13 above he stated
Quote:
the rear is +5/8" higher
__________________
2006 GMC 2500HD - SLE1-3SA, Ext-Cab, Std Bed, 4x4, LBZ
Offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-28-2007, 02:00 PM   #30 (permalink)
pa32rt
Diesel Superstar
 
pa32rt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Bakersfield, CA
Posts: 3,918
iTrader Score: 0 reviews

Quote:
Originally Posted by marc23760 View Post
How does this help with Wheel Hop? i cant spin my tires even in the dirt without chattering my teeth, but it looks like it might help???
Not gonna help with that. A traction bar or bars of some type are the only fix.

Wheel hop is actually the axle rotating up and down, wrapping the springs and unwinding. With traction, the torque of forward movement tries to rotate the yoke upward. If traction is lost, the pinion comes back down to neutral. So, during wheelspin, it is winding up and unwinding several times.

If a traction aid is used, it mounts to the spring pad or welds to the axle housing and doesn't let the axle rotate.

__________________
2008 C3500 2WD DRW LMM. LT2 with everything. BANKS RamAir intake, MBRP turbo-back, Rotella T6 (5w-40), Quadzilla Stealth-2, DJM 7.5"/9" drop, Rancho RS9000s. AirLift 25415 auto-leveling bags/compressor. Weld 17X6.5 Velociti-8s, 245/70-17 Coopers.
Offline   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 Diesel Place : Chevrolet and GMC Diesel Truck Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

PLEASE READ! You must check your email inbox for the confirmation link to complete registration. Please check your spam box if you do not see the email in your inbox.

User Name:
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:
Insurance
Please select your insurance company (Optional)

Log-in


Thread Tools

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


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Sulastic Rubber Springs (shackles) SA-04HD (BRAND NEW) mreeves23 Closed / Archived Marketplace Ads 30 03-02-2010 08:53 AM
Sulastic Rubber Springs N2RacingLS1s Suspension & Steering - 2001 - 2010 3 11-23-2009 08:02 PM
Sulastic Rubber Springs tinman22 Suspension & Steering - 2001 - 2010 0 02-07-2008 07:40 PM
Sulastic rubber springs??? EKUgrad Suspension & Steering - 2001 - 2010 0 08-15-2007 01:16 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:18 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Shoutbox provided by vBShout v6.2.1 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd. Runs best on HiVelocity Hosting.
© AutoGuide