Gelande wrote:Like my previous posts about generics (i.e.: bearings, seals, etc)
So it is imperative above all else that the springs you choose, no matter their maker are progressive coil diameter for the rear of the truck. The front does not need this as its load does not change as greatly as the rear.
Hope this helps you when you are looking for that next set of springs, to know what numbers to use, and in some cases to save money on aftermarket / generic offers.
Heya, thanks for all the info. Question:
I have a 1992 350 GD Turbo LWB. I drive 80% on road and then 10% gravel, 10% real off-road. It's my weekend adventure ride as well as fun road trips.
The rear springs were cracked and I replaced with G500 springs (don't remember the color).
The front springs are bending and squeaky, so wanting to replace those as well as the shocks while I'm at it.
There's a lot of different opinions out there and I'd like to hear what you think.
I own a set of the front G500 springs currently (came in a full set), so thinking of just throwing those on there (Green), but I know the engine in my car is heavier than the G500 by about 150lbs. Not sure overall weight with other components.
Thoughts on the springs? And while I'm at it, I'd like to replace the shocks as well, and that opens up a whole new can of worms, but thinking of just trying the OEM bilsteins (not HD).
Any help is much appreciated!