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by cpyonker » Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:51 pm

I know this has been covered before. But I want a stiffer ride. I already have z71 springs and a 2inch lift. What can I do to stiffen it up more.
Every thread I see only mentions z71s.
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by mason10198 » Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:10 pm

Just get stiffer front springs. With only 2" lift blocks in the front, you can go all the way up to '89s if you wanted. (bonus: will also add to your lift a little)
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by cpyonker » Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:13 pm

I thought you needed weight on the front for 89s
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by wstuckey1 » Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:11 pm

If I understand it correctly, the reason they say you need added weight is assuming that you have max lift already.
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by cpyonker » Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:24 pm

Ah, makes sense.
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by mason10198 » Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:17 am

Yes, that's to keep you from topping out and breaking struts with a 3" lift and no added weight.
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by Trail X » Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:18 pm

If you're too high with the 89s, you can cut a half a spring twirl off, or more depending on your desired ride height.
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by cpyonker » Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:56 pm

Sweet, thank you.
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