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are coil spacers crap?

 

my truck seems too low to me. im not into dramatic lifts, but i would like to maybe do something like 2 inches (i like the stance of 2500s. anyone know how much higher 2500s are compared to 1500s?) . I was maybe thinking of just doing 2" coil spacers and 2" blocks. but not if the spacers are gonna totally crap up my ride.

 

anyone got these? thanks.

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if he has coil springs, he won't have torsion bars.

 

I only know one person who tried the spacers, and he didn't like them. He said it made the ride real bouncy. He took them out and put a body lift on instead. You might look into a spindle lift, they are not too expensive and retain all the stock ride qualities. :chevy:

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I've installed coil spacers on two of my trucks; 1972 C10 and my current ride 94 C1500. I paid a spring shop to install them. Don't remember the cost of the 72, but a couple years ago my 94 set me back less than $160.

Didn't notice any difference in the ride. My truck sits level now, and I still have full load capacity.

I have aluminum spacers that mount under the coils. Not sure if there's enough room to fit them in with just a compressor, though. Glendale Spring shop either knocked the ball joint loose or unbolted the hinged end of the A-arm. I personally ndon't care to have my head that close to a compressed coil, but that's just me.

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I think I'll be one of the first to look into a 3" or 4" suspension lift kit if/when they ever come out. I really don't like the look of my 2002 2500 4x4. Sits too dang low in the front. I've thought about adjusting the torsion bars, and probably will when I get get a chance to have it re-aligned.

 

I don't have a want/need for a 6" lift. I just want it to set more like the HD's do.

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Spacers have been around a long time. I used them in the 60s. If they're anything like the old ones, one type you twist in using a 1/2 ratchet and the other is like a spreader bar, where you crank two plates apart between the coils. They will lift but... your springs will be subject to breaking at those contact points. At least that's what they did for me. If you don't want to go the full on lift kit, you can swap out your springs for longer ones. Defintely more work, but less likely to cause you problems.

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Spacers have been around a long time.  I used them in the 60s.  If they're anything like the old ones, one type you twist in using a 1/2 ratchet and the other is like a spreader bar, where you crank two plates apart between the coils.  They will lift but... your springs will be subject to breaking at those contact points.  At least that's what they did for me.  If you don't want to go the full on lift kit, you can swap out your springs for longer ones.  Defintely more work, but less likely to cause you problems.

Dog

 

 

 

 

 

Any particular spot to buy longer springs?

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That may take a little research. When I had an early Bronco, we just swapped out the front coils with 1/2 ton coils -same outside diameter, but taller and stiffer. My Z71 uses torsion bars, so I'm not up on what coils are out there, but I'm sure, you can do some measuring. All you really are looking for is overall diameter, and height, and weight application equal to or greater than your truck.

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