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#1 jro909

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Posted 15 November 2009 - 02:29 AM

which do you prefer and why? had them both, torsion bars just seemed alot rougher and the alignment went out easily...
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Posted 15 November 2009 - 07:14 AM

Coilovers are the best IMO.

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Otherwise: Torsion bars Vs. Coil Springs?? The Torsion bars are adjustable but coil springs are a cleaner install... No preference really either way on them from me.
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Posted 15 November 2009 - 09:51 AM

What brand of coil overs are those? And will they work on a stock suspension truck?

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Posted 15 November 2009 - 10:04 AM

They're CST coilovers and they are designed to work with OEM suspension GM GMT900 Trucks. You can adjust them for 0-2" of increased ride height in the front. They have internal reservoirs valved specifically for our trucks and are Eibach performance springs.

Only thing holding me back is the $900 price tag. If they were $500-$600 i'd probably already have them :lol: When its time for me to replace my coil bodies I'll probably get them as the replacement and set them a 1" higher than OEM ride height (I currently have 2" of rake and would like the front to be about 1" lower than the rear).
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Posted 15 November 2009 - 11:03 AM

DAMN, they sound really nice but kinda pricey. :lol:

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Posted 15 November 2009 - 02:00 PM

I like springs personally. They are easier to lower/raise...just replace the spring.

I am a big fan of leaf springs...for one main reason...if you have leafs up front...that means you have a solid axle

Solid axle > IFS :lol: :D :lol:
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Posted 15 November 2009 - 02:06 PM

They're CST coilovers and they are designed to work with OEM suspension GM GMT900 Trucks. You can adjust them for 0-2" of increased ride height in the front. They have internal reservoirs valved specifically for our trucks and are Eibach performance springs.

Only thing holding me back is the $900 price tag. If they were $500-$600 i'd probably already have them :lol: When its time for me to replace my coil bodies I'll probably get them as the replacement and set them a 1" higher than OEM ride height (I currently have 2" of rake and would like the front to be about 1" lower than the rear).


Are the Bilstiens that expensive?

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Posted 15 November 2009 - 02:36 PM

Bilstein doesnt have a coilover... they're just replacement coil bodies with a different damping ratio than the stock coil bodies (like an aftermarket shock) and the ability to preload the stock spring; completely different animal than the CST setup.
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Posted 10 December 2009 - 06:10 AM

Even i want to know the same thing...can any one tell me which will be the best one.....any information is highly welcomed...

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Posted 10 December 2009 - 06:26 AM

not a big fan of torsion bar suspension, like nytemare said solid front axle over IFS anyday :crazy: lifting the truck over 3" is a lot more expensive with IFS suspension than solid front axle.

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Posted 10 December 2009 - 12:13 PM

As as being tougher, the solid axle is the way to go.But if you want something that wont buck you like some bronco I will take the ifs any day! Mind you I am talking older leaf spring Dodges Chevys etc. That being said i heard that the dodges with the solid axles and coils didn't ride to bad.

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Posted 10 December 2009 - 01:17 PM

Coilovers are the best IMO.

I want

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Otherwise: Torsion bars Vs. Coil Springs?? The Torsion bars are adjustable but coil springs are a cleaner install... No preference really either way on them from me.



Those are nice! One day I'll get some nice ones. I just ordered the Bilstein 7-9" struts as I blew a stock one. They come with the new Cognito kits, but found a few places that will sell them separate. Figured I didn't want to spend coil-over type money, but also want to get rid of the Fabtech extensions and this annoying sounds the stock one is making. They seemed perfect.
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