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Old 07-16-2013, 11:36 AM
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Barry my rear springs are 866's.. they are supposedly a "heavy" spring rate but only provide a 1.5" lift. I don't think they ride stiff at all, even before I added bumpers and drawers they seemed to ride just fine to me. Of course, now I wish I had taller springs... once loaded I'm not even sure I'd call it a lift.
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Old 07-26-2013, 08:55 AM
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Bought the 865 kit from Slee yesterday based on this thread and Ben's recommendations. I really didn't want to do the whole kit money wise, but I knew the factory shocks were toast. By the time you do shock & spring in the rear, you might as well do the whole darn thing instead of piece mealing it.
Hoping to find a garage and some time this weekend to get it on there. Torsion bars should be interesting since I literally have never even crawled under one.
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Old 07-26-2013, 02:44 PM
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Old 07-30-2013, 09:07 PM
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Well crap, ran out of time. Heading to Ouray on Thursday, and seriously doubt I can knock the lift and alignment out before then. Meh....is what it is.
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Old 09-25-2013, 01:41 PM
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I am now running Slee 2" heavy springs. The difference is about 1" compared to 866, which means with the front height held constant I now have a slight rake, but am level with a motorcycle or (presumably) camper hooked up. Just what I was hoping for...

This also means I have some 866 springs to sell.
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oooh...
You oohing over my manly 2.25" lift? Or at your opportunity to own gently used 866 springs?
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How do they feel? I'm still on the 860's, which I think are the same as the 866's ..... only taller? I have always liked the way they ride.

The weight of the bumper and gear in the back is too much and I need to replace them with Slee Heavies or 863's. I'm worried about the ride being too bone jarring.
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I had the 2.5" heavy installed at Slee a couple of days ago. My old shocks were shot, and the kid feels awesome. They describe it as a "sports car" feel. I can see what they mean, but it's still not on par with my 5 Series . It's not uncomfortable by any means. I bought the heavy kit, as I plan on buying the full bumper/skid plate stable from them as well. Even without the heavy Slee bumpers, the suspension is nowhere near what I would describe as "bone jarring". Just do it.
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I had the 2.5" heavy installed at Slee a couple of days ago. My old shocks were shot, and the kid feels awesome. They describe it as a "sports car" feel. I can see what they mean, but it's still not on par with my 5 Series . It's not uncomfortable by any means. I bought the heavy kit, as I plan on buying the full bumper/skid plate stable from them as well. Even without the heavy Slee bumpers, the suspension is nowhere near what I would describe as "bone jarring". Just do it.
Thanks for the info. Even though I've never been in your truck, I have driven a non-bumpered 100 with Slee Heavies and one with 863s. I would consider them both to be bone jarring. Your level of comfort is obviously far different than mine.

I carry a good amount of weight when I'm loaded. Plus, the 35 hanging off the bumper isn't exactly light either. I also lowered my bump stops by 1inch to accomidate the 80 Series extended length shocks. I hit the bumpstop pretty hard on big hits. When the back is empty, i dont hit. Romer and Nakman carry similar weight, Romer is on 863s and I've driven his truck...... The ride isn't too bad. Just trying to gage Tim's ride. I'm not really a just do it kind of guy. I try to select each mod for a specific purpose.
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