Yellowranger1's Blue Wagon

Start your thread and show everyone your build out.
User avatar
yellowranger1
250_Posts
250_Posts
Posts: 279
Joined: Tue Jun 07, 2016 2:06 pm
Model Year: 2014

Re: Yellowranger1's Blue Wagon

Post by yellowranger1 » Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:11 pm

TwinStick wrote:
Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:27 pm
Nice truck & mods ! :rockon: Are the front coil springs linear rate or progressive rate ? Just curious.
Thanks! The front springs are linear rate, like Thurens. I'm not sure how the Carli and Thuren rates compare though. My springs were labeled driver/passenger side specific and it looks like that took care of the lower front driver side corner.

User avatar
MikeKey
1000_Posts
1000_Posts
Posts: 1495
Joined: Fri Mar 25, 2016 9:23 am
Model Year: 2014
Location: Idaho
Contact:

Re: Yellowranger1's Blue Wagon

Post by MikeKey » Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:43 pm

:popcorn:
Last edited by MikeKey on Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:55 am, edited 1 time in total.
2015 Power Wagon Laramie - Moab Tested
[Build Thread] [Instagram]

User avatar
nts007
2000_Posts
2000_Posts
Posts: 2213
Joined: Wed Dec 11, 2013 9:01 pm
Model Year: 2008
Location: Sask, Canada, Earth

Re: Yellowranger1's Blue Wagon

Post by nts007 » Wed Jan 24, 2018 1:03 am

I found switching from Carli to thuren springs with the same shocks and valving the thuren was softer. And the thuren was taller by over and inch. 08 though
08 ctd--mini max--thuren 3" coils and shackles--4.56 gears and lockers in pw axles--some lights--afe intake system--bd super b turbo--Banks w/m Injection--Dynatrac Balljoints--king 2.5"s--37" Hankook Dynapro MT--DOR Long arms--Custom emf track bar--Manual T-case swap--Full PW Under armor--PSC Hydro Assist

Colibri
1000_Posts
1000_Posts
Posts: 1344
Joined: Mon Jun 08, 2015 3:44 pm
Model Year: 2009

Re: Yellowranger1's Blue Wagon

Post by Colibri » Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:02 am

Yes, Thuren spring rates are lower than Carli across the board.
Central Texas and Houston area
2009 5.7 auto quadcab
Carli 3” coils deaver leafs 3” kings with 4 tube bypass rear and fr/rr hydro bumps
Howe steering pump and gear with hydraulic ram assist
Custom tube bumpers and white knuckle sliders
Creative fab trussed axle. rem polished and cryoed 5.13 gears with arb lockers fr/rr
Sharadon stage 2 545rfe with 3000 stall edge converter
Lots of other stuff lol

User avatar
yellowranger1
250_Posts
250_Posts
Posts: 279
Joined: Tue Jun 07, 2016 2:06 pm
Model Year: 2014

Re: Yellowranger1's Blue Wagon

Post by yellowranger1 » Wed Jan 24, 2018 1:24 pm

LOTS of different ways to skin a cat with the spring rates and valving, starts to make your head spin when you think you've finally understood something, then start talking to someone that does it for a living lol. I've never set up shocks on a truck this heavy that has varying loads and needs to be stable on road not just off road. As a rule of thumb on a dedicated prerunner like my ranger, spring rates should be as light as possible while supporting the truck at the desired ride height, and ride tuning is handled through valving in the shocks. Next week I'm going to install the Carli rear springs and remove the King shocks so I can disassemble and revalve (I'll run the stock Bilsteins for a few days) and I'll report back how the front/rear Carli springs feel vs stock springs with stock shocks.

So far, the Carli springs feel close to stock, but a bit sportier if that makes sense. They did increase height more than I anticipated though! before the springs, I had 2 7/8"-3" from the front rubber bump stop to the axle strike pad, thats gone up to 5" now. That's enough to make a huge difference in the ride off road since theres more room for the shocks to do their job of damping impacts before bottoming out. If anyone has some Thuren springs laying around, send them my way and I'll be happy to do a thorough back to back review/test with pics and mesurements :wink:

User avatar
yellowranger1
250_Posts
250_Posts
Posts: 279
Joined: Tue Jun 07, 2016 2:06 pm
Model Year: 2014

Re: Yellowranger1's Blue Wagon

Post by yellowranger1 » Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:48 pm

Here’s what the shims (valving) from a king 2.5 look like. This is the compression stack from my other truck.
Attachments
DE311DD8-F704-472E-8628-8258FF20325D.jpeg
3CB2A864-C7A3-4B33-BC78-D451E56EF7AB.jpeg
77620AD3-12C8-42D2-870A-0AA6A21E47DB.jpeg

Post Reply