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spring rate suggestions?

so i been gatherin parts for my sas that i will be starting in about 2 months. im thinkin bout goin with either FOA or Racerunner ciolovers 14 inch front 12 inch rear and i was wonderin if anybody had any suggestions on what spring rate i should use as i dont want it to be too stiff but i want it to have good felx as well, and i intend on putting a 5.0 in it so there will be a little extra weight up front
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Front 14s
350 lb/in in a 16" spring
250 lb/in in a 12" spring

For the Rear I am really not 100% sure. I havent dialed mine in. Run a 14" at least in the rear.


Even the numbers I gave you will be close but your suspension may vary which can effect spring rate.
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ok thanks for the advice, since its coming from you then i will definitely go with it. how do you feel bout your racerunners?
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love them! they take some serious abuse that is for sure. i think the quality is better than Fox, and it is no comparison to FOA... I have not seen Ballistics yet.
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i think i will go with them then, i was just reading your 3 link thread, man that truck is sharp, it pretty much encouraged me to go 3 link front and rear, was it alot harder doin up a 3 link than radius arms
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no its not that much harder and the added advantage is much better.

only issue with the 3link is the exhaust on the passenger side, it will need to be rerouted.
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ok thank you man, youve really helped me out
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