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My last RCD thread

Ok so I'm getting ready to order up my new coils...

http://www.eshocks.com/hyp_ind.asp?S...=2Q1&SubChar=Q

I want the 750's for the ride...

But then I want some 850's or 900's to prevent sag and let me crank the adjuster up so it's not max'd out...

What does everyone think? I want some opinions, everything is free game (just no stabs at me!!! ahah) Thanks guys!
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All I think.. is make sure you got the right tools to put a 900lb coil in I dont want a thread of how you ripped yoru hand to pieces trying to fit it in, haha.. oh, with that poundage, your ride sure is going to get stiff!!
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Yah I'll be using a spring compressor and air tools, compressing the spring evenly... I've done the physics for something like that... Not something I want to be apart of haha

I had some stiff a$$ Doetsch coils with 3in lift spindles on a 2.5L... I know what stiff is haha, been there done that!
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i think 800s or 900s would be way to much!!
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I've got a nasty sag though! That's the only reason for springs that stiff!
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i think 800s or 900s would be way to much!!
x2....I'd stick to 700s or 750s.

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I've got a nasty sag though! That's the only reason for springs that stiff!
I was sagging slightly, the 700s held up fine. I finally put the kit through a modest test and kept up with a friend's tacoma that he's got dialed in pretty well IMO. Coils are holding up well, and I believe hypercoil has a warranty regarding the springs (sag). I could be wrong, but check out their site (don't know it off hand).
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just cause you have a "nasty sag" now with worn out 600lb coils doesnt mean you need to jack the spring rate way up. 700-750 will be fine.

spring rate and load rate are different things....a guy studyin metallurgy should know that(had to take a stab at ya! )
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you can also look into what some have done and use a softer spring with a 14" length instead of the 12" length...
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just cause you have a "nasty sag" now with worn out 600lb coils doesnt mean you need to jack the spring rate way up. 700-750 will be fine.

spring rate and load rate are different things....a guy studyin metallurgy should know that(had to take a stab at ya! )
DAMN YOU GUMBY! lol

I know what you mean though. I know that if I run the 750lb coils Im sure I'll be fine but I want to be able to compensate later if it does decide to drop down again, by cranking the coil up. I don't want to be at the bottom of the C/O again with the 750lb coils ya know?

What does everyone think about 800 on drivers side and 750 on passenger side?

That spring rate and load rate is more reserved for the engineers I make **** for lol.. Ask my roommate who's a mechanical Engineer at the University I used to go to haha

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you can also look into what some have done and use a softer spring with a 14" length instead of the 12" length...
I tried this on for size a few different times... People don't like this at all... They all say the Bilstein isn't meant for a 14in coil and that I might have coil wrap if I do
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SAS it.
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DO NOT GET THE 800s they are way to much. I have them and cant stand them. GET the 750's dude. it will have no more rake with them. THe 800s are rock hard. too hard.
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SAS it.
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DO NOT GET THE 800s they are way to much. I have them and cant stand them. GET the 750's dude. it will have no more rake with them. THe 800s are rock hard. too hard.
Well it looks like it's the 750's then! Unless anyone has any other objections?!
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throw in the 950's that are 16".



lol.
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BUMP

Any last takers on some 800s?

It's gonna be 750s by tomorrow afternoon at about 12p or so...

Just don't wanna buy em and have someone on here be like you shoulda got the 800s
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750s!
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Well just got off the phone with shock shop in portland, they're gonna ship me 750lb 2.5ID 12in coils for $105 to my door... Thanks for the help guys...

Anyone interested in me building up a how to on the uninstall of the RCD coils and install of the hyper coils with measurements and pics?
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Anyone interested in me building up a how to on the uninstall of the RCD coils and install of the hyper coils with measurements and pics?
You mean these I've posted before?.....











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Dang it Batman! lol

Thanks man! That's quite helpful! How far down on the adjusters are yours? I'm thinkin I may have to max mine out, my bump stops are sitting on the LCA as it is... I'll put up the pics when I get them on PB
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