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by Skidder » Fri May 03, 2013 11:05 pm

Wow...I've been off the site for a while now...my daughter was driving the TB to school and didn't want anything done to the truck. So everything I've bought already, is still in my garage. I was thinking that was too bad, until I got on the other day and found out about this Radflo coilover option. Now, I'm thinking maybe waiting was a good thing.

The TB is going to the boy, now that the girl is graduating and will be off the Texas Tech, so I'm back in the TB game!

Thus far, it seems that everyone that has gone this route is thrilled...other than the 1000 dollar cost, anyone found anything to complain about?
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by ErikSS » Wed May 08, 2013 8:22 pm

I'm hoping (planning) to buy these soon. I'm glad that all we hear are crickets when you asked what people don't like! lol
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by Moots1288 » Wed May 08, 2013 9:32 pm

I have nothing to complain about. I love the ride
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by v7guy » Thu May 09, 2013 5:54 am

They really are nice. I may give up one of my days off and go work an extra day to get em. It's seeming more and more necessary these days.
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by Darkrider_LS » Tue May 14, 2013 3:12 am

I am def gonna look at getting these by the end of this summer! Is it possible to get rear spacers by themselves to lift the rear?

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by navigator » Tue May 14, 2013 7:27 am

I think MarkMC sells the rear spacers separately.
Depending on how much lift you get in the front, Z71 springs might also be enough to level it out if you need more support in the rear.
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by v7guy » Tue May 14, 2013 8:55 am

the skyjackers are also an option, there's a few guys very happy with em
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by mikekey » Tue May 14, 2013 9:11 am

The skyjackers will give you 4 inches of lift in the rear, with no spacers. If you want to go zero spacers with the Radflo's. The downside is, as JamesDowning pointed out, they are not variable rate like springs like the Z71 and will actually sag as you start to load up your truck with more stuff. That's pretty unappealing to me.

But if you like a soft velvet ride like HARDTRAILZ does :finger: , then you might be happy with them.

I would love to go that route if the springs where stiffer.
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by Trail X » Tue May 14, 2013 9:55 am

Darkrider_LS wrote:I am def gonna look at getting these by the end of this summer! Is it possible to get rear spacers by themselves to lift the rear?

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If Mark doesn't sell them, I know SuspensionMaxx does in a vast variety of heights,

mikekey wrote:The skyjackers will give you 4 inches of lift in the rear, with no spacers. If you want to go zero spacers with the Radflo's. The downside is, as JamesDowning pointed out, they are not variable rate like springs like the Z71 and will actually sag as you start to load up your truck with more stuff. That's pretty unappealing to me.


Well to be 100% clear, all springs will sag, the difference is that the skyjackers are a linear spring rate - put on x weight, get k*x sag. The Z71 springs are non-linear, so they stiffer as you add more weight. So for example purposes, put on 100lbs of weight and it might sag 1", put on 200 lbs of weight and it might sag 1.5" - whereas a linear spring would sag 2" with 200 lbs of weight.

Mike, I'm also not certain that the skyjackers are softer springs. They seem to have a smaller wire, but they also have less coils, which might totally negate the effect of the smaller wire.
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by The Roadie » Tue May 14, 2013 10:15 am

And don't forget you can get Airlift1000 helper bags to fit almost ANY spring. Haven't checked into the Skyjackers, but I used them in both OEM and Avalanche springs.
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by v7guy » Tue May 14, 2013 11:11 am

Bill and his fancy Envoy air suspension... can us mere mortals use that? lol
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by Trail X » Tue May 14, 2013 11:23 am

I don't think Bill's ever had air ride.
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by v7guy » Tue May 14, 2013 12:34 pm

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you may be right James, I was thinking he had the air suspension stock.
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by The Roadie » Tue May 14, 2013 5:49 pm

JamesDowning wrote:I don't think Bill's ever had air ride.
If I had it would have been long gone. I used to blow out Airlift1000 bags on OEM springs until I discovered Z71 springs and upsized the bag to go with it.

The luxury offroad vehicles with adjustable air ride on all four wheels can have "dial-a-height" controls, but I doubt they are robust enough for the Rubicon.
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by Darkrider_LS » Tue May 14, 2013 9:55 pm

navigator wrote:I think MarkMC sells the rear spacers separately.
Depending on how much lift you get in the front, Z71 springs might also be enough to level it out if you need more support in the rear.


Awesome good to know!


v7guy wrote:the skyjackers are also an option, there's a few guys very happy with em


Def worth some thought...how do they ride vs the stock and vs the z71s?



mikekey wrote:The skyjackers will give you 4 inches of lift in the rear, with no spacers. If you want to go zero spacers with the Radflo's. The downside is, as JamesDowning pointed out, they are not variable rate like springs like the Z71 and will actually sag as you start to load up your truck with more stuff. That's pretty unappealing to me.

But if you like a soft velvet ride like HARDTRAILZ does :finger: , then you might be happy with them.

I would love to go that route if the springs where stiffer.


is the ride with the skyjackers comparable to the stock springs? I can always add bags to make up for the sag under heavy loads.

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Darkrider_LS wrote:I am def gonna look at getting these by the end of this summer! Is it possible to get rear spacers by themselves to lift the rear?

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If Mark doesn't sell them, I know SuspensionMaxx does in a vast variety of heights,

mikekey wrote:The skyjackers will give you 4 inches of lift in the rear, with no spacers. If you want to go zero spacers with the Radflo's. The downside is, as JamesDowning pointed out, they are not variable rate like springs like the Z71 and will actually sag as you start to load up your truck with more stuff. That's pretty unappealing to me.


Well to be 100% clear, all springs will sag, the difference is that the skyjackers are a linear spring rate - put on x weight, get k*x sag. The Z71 springs are non-linear, so they stiffer as you add more weight. So for example purposes, put on 100lbs of weight and it might sag 1", put on 200 lbs of weight and it might sag 1.5" - whereas a linear spring would sag 2" with 200 lbs of weight.

Mike, I'm also not certain that the skyjackers are softer springs. They seem to have a smaller wire, but they also have less coils, which might totally negate the effect of the smaller wire.


Awesome thanks for the info!

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by mikekey » Mon Jul 29, 2013 11:28 am

Who do we contact about buying this? I am ready to order a set!!!
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by The Roadie » Mon Jul 29, 2013 11:30 am

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by mikekey » Mon Jul 29, 2013 12:38 pm

Thanks Bill!
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by The Roadie » Mon Jul 29, 2013 2:40 pm

Obligatory snark: I'll save you a bit of time by reporting to Google that they must have an outage in your neighborhood. :slap: :woot:
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by ErikSS » Mon Jul 29, 2013 5:12 pm

mikekey wrote:Who do we contact about buying this? I am ready to order a set!!!


:finger: I'm still saving money! lolol
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