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Old 10-17-2015
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deaver leafsprings

Why do the leafs have more droop with the shackles flipped?
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They have a different travel path allowing for more travel (not just droop.

Think it through, stock position the shackle will only swing 70 degrees at most.

Invert the shackle and you have 150 degrees or more of movement allowing the spring to cycle further.
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I didnt think of it that way. I guess i wasnt thinking it would cycle that far but i forget the deavers have so much more flex. I cant wait to get these parts in and see how much better she rides. How much faster over rough terrain will i be able to go. My driveway is a mile long and rite now i can only go about 15 to 20 mph and its rough as hell. I dont bottom out but close. How much faster u think ill be able to go?
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I didnt think of it that way. I guess i wasnt thinking it would cycle that far but i forget the deavers have so much more flex. I cant wait to get these parts in and see how much better she rides. How much faster over rough terrain will i be able to go. My driveway is a mile long and rite now i can only go about 15 to 20 mph and its rough as hell. I dont bottom out but close. How much faster u think ill be able to go?
Without changing to a LT front you will notice little to no change. Except the rear may feel more composed depending to your shock set up.
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I'm getting fox remote reservoir for front and back. I cant afford the whole long travel setup like you got till next year at the earliest. how do u think I should get them valved. I'm getting them from downsouth motorsports. I want it for off road?
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Im getting the the fox coilovers remote res for front and remote res with deaver springs in back. Rite now i got these crappy tbars and 20$ monroe shocks from advanced auto front and rear. I was thinking im gonna want them valved for offroad. I dont care if its stiff on the road. It cant be worse than now no matter what.
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