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Looks pretty good! You should paint dem shocks though lol
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Looks pretty good! You should paint dem shocks though lol
Lol I'll get to that later. I need this thing ready for the road first. I did notice a huge difference in the ride quality with the shocks though. Wish I had done it a lot sooner.
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I'm still running the stock ones lol
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I'm still running the stock ones lol
I probably won't even have the set very long considering I want to do coilovers and Skyjacker leafs when I do the spindle lift, but I desperately needed some sort of improvement lol
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Deaver f31. Only way to go.
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Deavers are awesome but $$$ haha. You pay for what you get though
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Deaver f31. Only way to go.
I'm pretty happy with my g50s!
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I may have to look into this a little more.... I don't mind spending more if I know I'm getting a better product. How's the install on the f31 and g50, pretty straightforward, or is there a good bit of fab involved?
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Deavers are pretty straight forward for install, just need to flip the rear hanger to better results. Improves ride and travel
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What kind of lift can I expect to get out of them? I was planning to get the Skyjacker 6" springs so I could get rid of the stock block and still get enough lift to make the rear sit level with the front when I put the lift spindles on.
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I can't speak for the g50's, but the f31's are bolt in. If you want to keep stock height you're supposed to flip the shackle hangars. f31's will give you roughly 2.5" of lift in the stock block and shackle configuration. On mine I'm running a 4" block and belltech 6400s, but mine is pretty tall. Even with the goofy blocks it rides the smoothest of it's life, and the deavers will out flex the skyjacker leaf's every time.

Downsides to the f31's specifically, they aren't meant to carry a load so if you put much in your bed or pull a trailer you'll be on the bump stops in no time. Also they aren't really designed for much lift.

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I can't speak for the g50's, but the f31's are bolt in. If you want to keep stock height you're supposed to flip the shackle hangars. f31's will give you roughly 2.5" of lift in the stock block and shackle configuration. On mine I'm running a 4" block and belltech 6400s, but mine is pretty tall. Even with the goofy blocks it rides the smoothest of it's life, and the deavers will out flex the superlift leaf's every time.

Downsides to the f31's specifically, they aren't meant to carry a load so if you put much in your bed or pull a trailer you'll be on the bump stops in no time. Also they aren't really designed for much lift.
2.5" of lift would probably be enough with the spindle lift since the rear is already a little higher than the front. I was really hoping to get rid of the block though, which it looks like I wouldn't be able to do with the F31s in that configuration.

Thinking out loud, could I use the Belltech shackles with the F31s and remove the block? The shackles would give me enough lift to compensate for taking the block out, and then get the 2.5" or so out of the leaf springs.

As far as loads are concerned, I don't do any hauling or towing at the moment, but I would like to get a boat at some point down the road. Nothing big, just a small Bass Tracker or something like that.
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From my understanding the g50's can handle more load than the f31's. I think the g50's were made for people running more weight in the bed like multiple spare tires, recovery gear, etc. Other than the spring rate, all other aspects should be the same so they should bolt right in as well.
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From my understanding the g50's can handle more load than the f31's. I think the g50's were made for people running more weight in the bed like multiple spare tires, recovery gear, etc. Other than the spring rate, all other aspects should be the same so they should bolt right in as well.
The g50s have an extra eye wrap and are 10 leaf instead of the 7 on the f31. My springs deaver added an extra leaf, 11 total. To give me some tow capacity.

I am running no block with the shackles flipped and kartek 1.5" drop hangers


I may add a 1 or 2in block to level things out but haven't decided yet. Gotta let my front end settle.

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Also the reduction in axle wrap would help a ton with the 347. I was amazed how much more responsive the truck was with less axle wrap
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The g50s have an extra eye wrap and are 10 leaf instead of the 7 on the f31. My springs deaver added an extra leaf, 11 total. To give me some tow capacity.

I am running no block with the shackles flipped and kartek 1.5" drop hangers


I may add a 1 or 2in block to level things out but haven't decided yet. Gotta let my front end settle.

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Yeah when I said spring rate I meant that they are stiffer which is because of the extra leafs in the g50 pack.

But the g50's should also bolt right up to the ranger hangers other than flipping the shackle mount correct?
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Yeah when I said spring rate I meant that they are stiffer which is because of the extra leafs in the g50 pack. But the g50's should also bolt right up to the ranger hangers other than flipping the shackle mount correct?
The f31 and g50 are nearly the same length. My G50s would have fit in stock but I choose install drop and flip hangers for better preformance
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Going with Deavers is starting to sound like a better idea. Like I said, I have no problem paying a little more to get a better product. Reviews on the Skyjacker springs are a love/hate kind of thing, but it seems everyone is pleased with their Deaver springs.

Let me make sure my math is correct...
Remove block: -2"
Deavers: +2-2.5"
Kartek hangers: +1.5"

So that gives me a net of 1.5-2" of lift, which may be okay with a 3" lift spindle and coilovers up front since the rear is already a little higher.
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Going with Deavers is starting to sound like a better idea. Like I said, I have no problem paying a little more to get a better product. Reviews on the Skyjacker springs are a love/hate kind of thing, but it seems everyone is pleased with their Deaver springs. Let me make sure my math is correct... Remove block: -2" Deavers: +2-2.5" Kartek hangers: +1.5" So that gives me a net of 1.5-2" of lift, which may be okay with a 3" lift spindle and coilovers up front since the rear is already a little higher.
Negative on the math.

Option 1: best performance in fast conditions and for axle wrap

Remove block -2.5
Kartek hangers + 1.5
Stock shackle and deaver 0

= 1in lower

Option 2:

Remove block -2.5
Stock hangers not flipped + 0
Stock shackle and deaver +2.5

= same height


Option 3:

Remove block -2.5
Stock hangers not flipped + 0
Bell tech shackle +2
Stock shackle and deaver +2.5

=plus 2 in

In theory, keep in mind new springs are going to be fresh and taller but will settle.
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Thanks for the info Mike.

In Option 1, are you saying there is no net change in height for "stock shackle and Deaver" because you're implying that the hanger is flipped? Just noticed that you have +2.5 for that item in the other 2 options.
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Thanks for the info Mike. In Option 1, are you saying there is no net change in height for "stock shackle and Deaver" because you're implying that the hanger is flipped? Just noticed that you have +2.5 for that item in the other 2 options.
Correct the kartek hangers can only be installed in the flipped orientation. When u flip the hangers you loose any lift you get from the deaver springs
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You can always just move to a smaller block, like a one inch to get the lift you need correct? It will increase axle wrap but still be better than a 2.5" block.
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Mike is right. If extra height is one of your goals I'd forget about flipping the hanger. Ditch the stock block, add the deavers, and the belltech 6400 shackles and you should get a couple inches of lift. The longer belltech shackle will get you a tad bit more travel as well.
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Not to threadjack but:

Skyjacker softrides vs Deaver F31's

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