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I am also gonna use the Pro Comp ES9000 shocks, found a place that can get them to me for under $90 shipped.
If you want a comfy ride dont get the 9000's get the 3000' or 1000's. I have the 9000's and every speed bump I go over feels like the truck is kicking me in the ***...
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What about for normal driving, I have been thinking about it, and can't rember the last time I saw a speed bump.
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i heard the 9000s are really stiff, go with the 3000 everyone says it is better for our application than the 9000
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So, 1.5"-2.5" AAL, with a 2" Shackle, my stock 1.5" block, Duff Bars, and Pro Comp 3000 shocks. Sound ok? I know Deavers would be the best way, but I don't wanna spend that kind of money right now.
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sounds good to me, dont know why it wouldn't work.
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Sure it'll work! And the nice thing is none of that stuff is major deals that you can't change at will. What's the worst that can happen? You drive around on it for awhile and then change it later.
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So, 1.5"-2.5" AAL, with a 2" Shackle, my stock 1.5" block, Duff Bars, and Pro Comp 3000 shocks. Sound ok? I know Deavers would be the best way, but I don't wanna spend that kind of money right now.
That would be the ticket!

Normal driving? If your roads are bumpy it will feel like a massage and get old real fast. I HATE these shocks with a passion, but whatcha gonna do.
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If your roads are bumpy it will feel like a massage and get old real fast.
I live in a suburb of Dallas, pot holes don't last an hour. I am gonna go ahead and use the 3000's though, sounds like it will be the best.
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adjustable shackles...BOOM...better flex and ride
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friends dont let friends ride white shocks, dont get Pro Comp shocks or AALs, you will regret it. I did the exact set up and hated it.

I now have the chevy swap, much better than AAL but still stiff, I need to remove a leaf (still!)
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friends dont let friends ride white shocks, dont get Pro Comp shocks or AALs, you will regret it. I did the exact set up and hated it.

I now have the chevy swap, much better than AAL but still stiff, I need to remove a leaf (still!)


I have the chebbie swap too but I have MX-6s and I like them quite much!!
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I havn't heard anything about that, got a link to some more info on it?
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its awesome, but im not done with mine.
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I have the chebbie swap too but I have MX-6s and I like them quite much!!

I am using Bilstein 5100s

How many leafs are you running? not counting the thick flat Overload?
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I am using Bilstein 5100s

How many leafs are you running? not counting the thick flat Overload?

I took the overload out and im running three leafs. but my end result will have resevoir shocks and a whole new shock setup.
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see i am running OL and 4 leafs.

Can you take a pic of your leafs so I can figure out which one ot take out. My goal is to have it lower the least and improve the ride the most.

Since obviously our trucks can never carry a load to use the Overload, what would be teh result of pulling that out?

How many inches is your setup higher than stock in teh rear?
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I am prob going to just get a new set of leafs my self(prob from the local spring shop)... May consider the Chevy swap though(want to get more info on it first)... I was told the deavers would kill my payload and haul capabilities, is this true?
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the purpose of removing the overload is a better ride. my truck is level because I took out my stock rear blocks.


Ill take a pic in a second
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I am prob going to just get a new set of leafs my self(prob from the local spring shop)... May consider the Chevy swap though(want to get more info on it first)... I was told the deavers would kill my payload and haul capabilities, is this true?
I am almost positive you cant carry as much towing /payload with deavers. THis is the reason I didnt get them.

With the chebbie springs, I can carry more than the truck can handle, I havent been able to amke it sag. (Not always a good thing, jsut making a point)
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the purpose of removing the overload is a better ride. my truck is level because I took out my stock rear blocks.


Ill take a pic in a second

How does removing the OL improve teh ride? it is flat so it doesnt put any force on teh springs.
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I am almost positive you cant carry as much towing /payload with deavers. THis is the reason I didnt get them.

With the chebbie springs, I can carry more than the truck can handle, I havent been able to amke it sag. (Not always a good thing, jsut making a point)
Yeah, see that would be the end of that idea. I need all the weight I can carry. I haul a quad, a 10ft trailer and all sorts of other junk so reduced payload is a no no!
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it still stiffens them up when they compress.
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softer on the tush after a hard landing!...
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Any pics of this spring swap? All the ones from the link no worky...
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ill take pics soon. I didnt want to show anything until i finished it all up and I was getting more droop than my grandmas..... well a lot of droop.
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