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Re: Thuren .5'' springs

Postby Reloaderguy » Mon Jul 03, 2017 1:09 pm

Where are you measuring from? Don't say the ground to the fender.

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Re: Thuren .5'' springs

Postby Rodeoflyer » Mon Jul 03, 2017 1:20 pm

I didn't measure prior. It was a joke about the lift.

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Re: Thuren .5'' springs

Postby Low_Sky » Mon Jul 03, 2017 3:09 pm

Did you change shocks at the same time, or springs only?


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Re: Thuren .5'' springs

Postby Rodeoflyer » Mon Jul 03, 2017 3:26 pm

Only the springs.

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Re: Thuren .5'' springs

Postby DamageWagon » Mon Jul 03, 2017 4:09 pm

Reloaderguy wrote:Where are you measuring from? Don't say the ground to the fender.

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Holy crap you only have 3" of up travel!?
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Re: Thuren .5'' springs

Postby Reloaderguy » Mon Jul 03, 2017 4:26 pm

DamageWagon wrote:
Reloaderguy wrote:Where are you measuring from? Don't say the ground to the fender.

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Holy crap you only have 3" of up travel!?


By "you" do you mean all Power Wagon owners? That was the OE setup. I probably don't need to tell you this but rubber compresses.
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Re: Thuren .5'' springs

Postby Rodeoflyer » Sun Jul 09, 2017 1:16 pm

Had some time today and grabbed a post install measurement. According to your stock measurement reloaderguy, there's the 1/2''. I just ordered the 1.5'' springs though they may still be on backorder.

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Re: Thuren .5'' springs

Postby MikeKey » Wed Jul 12, 2017 7:57 pm

So, maybe I missed it. Too lazy to go back and read. What's the final verdict? Did the front come up any? How's the truck look? Sounds like you're happy with the end results.
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Re: Thuren .5'' springs

Postby Rodeoflyer » Wed Jul 12, 2017 8:29 pm

Final verdict a definite 1/2'' lift. I am very happy with the fronts. I'm so impressed I ordered the 1.5'' front coils and rears which shipped today. After some research I'll place an order for thurens 2.5 king shocks next week. I'll take some pics and post them tomorrow. I think the .5'' coils would be perfect with the stock rears for towing/hauling. I can swap the fronts easily in about an hour so my plan is to keep both and experiment a bit.

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Thuren .5'' springs

Postby yellowranger1 » Thu Jul 13, 2017 12:41 am

Sounds like the .5" coils would be right for me... if you decide to get rid of yours later, I'll put em to good use!
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Re: Thuren .5'' springs

Postby Rodeoflyer » Thu Jul 13, 2017 6:01 am

We'll see how everything works out but will keep you in mind yellowranger if I decide to resell.

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Re: Thuren .5'' springs

Postby Rodeoflyer » Fri Jul 14, 2017 5:11 pm

Photo of the .5'' Thuren springs rake. Its hard to tell but there's definitely .5'' more up travel than stock. And the ride is much better. The front end flows over undulations compared to the stock springs.
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Re: Thuren .5'' springs

Postby MikeKey » Fri Jul 14, 2017 5:13 pm

Nice. I'm debating between the .5 and the 1.5 now, since I have the steel bumper.
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Re: Thuren .5'' springs

Postby Rodeoflyer » Fri Jul 14, 2017 5:18 pm

If you want to maintain a factory like rake along with the plush ride that Thuren springs provide their 1/2'' springs will accomplish it. I'm going to install the 1.5'' springs next Friday and will post up results. That should give you an idea. That bumper you have looks light for a steel bumper and I say that in the best possible way :-). You have a full custom maybe even a few made nice bumper.

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Re: Thuren .5'' springs

Postby DamageWagon » Fri Jul 14, 2017 5:44 pm

^^^ keep that opinion tucked away somewhere in your head. We're going to need it again in a few weeks.
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Re: Thuren .5'' springs

Postby Rodeoflyer » Fri Jul 14, 2017 6:00 pm

I cant wait to see what you have in store :-)

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Re: Thuren .5'' springs

Postby MikeKey » Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:32 pm

So did some measurements today, I think my front bumper is weighing things down. I'm 2 inches on that front bump stop right now with the stock setup. See what happens when I add the Thuren 1.5 inch springs tomorrow.
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Re: Thuren .5'' springs

Postby Reloaderguy » Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:45 pm

MikeKey wrote:So did some measurements today, I think my front bumper is weighing things down. I'm 2 inches on that front bump stop right now with the stock setup. See what happens when I add the Thuren 1.5 inch springs tomorrow.


Don't measure to the bump stop, measure to the metal cup. The bumpstops have some varation and change shapes over time.

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Re: Thuren .5'' springs

Postby Rodeoflyer » Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:50 pm

I'll get another measurement off of mine. I thought you already had syn cable?

Thuren 1.5'' springs compared to stock. These are about to go in.

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Another measure of the .5'' springs before swapping them out give or take a bit on the measurement for axle rotation. I'll measure the same way once the 1.5's are in and a drive around to settle.

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