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Old 11-23-2009
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Most Noticable Coilover Swap difference

As the title states, What did you notice most about the swap.

IMO it was the handling (wierd i know) off ramps and just overall speed through corners is much better.
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^^ditto. cept I don't have c-o's yet...just whenever I drive a double lifted c-o'd one i notice it.
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have you driven it on any washboards/ logging roads yet?
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i know my truck handles better now with the lift and RCD coilovers than it did stock. it corners very well on the road and handles the rough stuff very well in the dirt.
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i would assume a smoother ride?
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i know my truck handles better now with the lift and RCD coilovers than it did stock. it corners very well on the road and handles the rough stuff very well in the dirt.
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I had my tbars maxed before the RCD, it was like night and day difference. Much smoother ride all around.
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Went on my first test drive today, and it was a night and day difference. Practically float over the bumps now.
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Went on my first test drive today, and it was a night and day difference. Practically float over the bumps now.
what spring rate did you get?
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what spring rate did you get?
750lb. Hypercoils
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Klc do you have any mods, cause Nick from orw recomend for me truck (single cab , short bed , with bfg 32 AT ) 650 Lbs?

what do you think
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floats over bumps instead of knocking your teeth out
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Klc do you have any mods, cause Nick from orw recomend for me truck (single cab , short bed , with bfg 32 AT ) 650 Lbs?

what do you think

I have done quite a few mods, but the main difference is the weight since I have a Supercab. Nick at ORW does his homework before he recommends anything so I would follow his advice.

What are your future plans? If you plan to add a lift with bigger tires and offroad bumpers you might consider 700lb. springs.
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I wonder if coilovers would also make a much smoother ride on a TTB or TTI truck.
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the way i have described the bumps is its more "pillowy" not so much as feels like getting punched in the jaw lol
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