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Which Coil-Over Spring Rating?

Which coil-over springs should I get do ya'll think. The 400 lbs./inch or the 450 lbs./inch. D. is running the 400's and says he likes them and I have a single cab with a 3.0 so it is lighter than his extended cab with a 4.0
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i would think just 400 would do. wouldnt the 450 be for something heavier?
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Yea thats what I was thinking. But I want to make sure cause I know some lifted guys are running like 800.
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If your truck is lighter than you don't want to go to a higher spring rate. I'd stick with the 400lb. springs.
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Thats what I was thinking should I go lighter or stick with what I know works?
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What spring rate have other people used with lowered Rangers? Does everyone seem to use 400lb. springs? I tried doing a quick Google search but I cannot find anyone besides D who has a coilover converted lowered Ranger. Although I think 400lb. springs sound about right so I would go with those.

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Yea think I am just going with the 400's then go from there. Thanks
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what you want to find out is, those who have run the 400#s on those lowered trucks, how much do they sag over time? if they sag and wear out fast, maybe bump it up to 450#
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The ONLY person I know is D. He has the 450's and is going to the 400's and i know my truck is lighter so I was going with the 400's first.
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