Board index General Power Wagon Talk

If it's about Power Wagons, this is where it'll go.

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.

Image
Best Year Power Wagon
User avatar
Reloaderguy
1000_Posts
 
Posts: 1341
Joined: Tue Feb 09, 2016 7:06 am
Location: Oregon

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.

Sent from my XT1585 using Tapatalk
User avatar
Rodeoflyer
250_Posts
 
Posts: 344
Joined: Fri Jun 17, 2016 8:53 am
Location: New Braunfels, TX

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?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
John

Alaska
2015 PW Laramie w/RamBox
Custom rock sliders
User avatar
Low_Sky
250_Posts
 
Posts: 452
Joined: Fri May 01, 2015 5:12 pm
Location: Los Anchorage, Alaska

Re: Thuren .5'' springs

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

Only the springs.

Sent from my XT1585 using Tapatalk
User avatar
Rodeoflyer
250_Posts
 
Posts: 344
Joined: Fri Jun 17, 2016 8:53 am
Location: New Braunfels, TX

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.

Image


Holy crap you only have 3" of up travel!?
User avatar
DamageWagon
1000_Posts
 
Posts: 1443
Joined: Mon Oct 10, 2016 11:21 pm

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.

Image


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.
Best Year Power Wagon
User avatar
Reloaderguy
1000_Posts
 
Posts: 1341
Joined: Tue Feb 09, 2016 7:06 am
Location: Oregon

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.

Image
User avatar
Rodeoflyer
250_Posts
 
Posts: 344
Joined: Fri Jun 17, 2016 8:53 am
Location: New Braunfels, TX

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.
2015 Power Wagon Laramie - Moab Tested
[Build Thread] [Instagram]
[Power Wagons in Moab]
User avatar
MikeKey
1000_Posts
 
Posts: 1243
Joined: Fri Mar 25, 2016 9:23 am
Location: Boise, Idaho

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.

Sent from my XT1585 using Tapatalk
User avatar
Rodeoflyer
250_Posts
 
Posts: 344
Joined: Fri Jun 17, 2016 8:53 am
Location: New Braunfels, TX

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!
User avatar
yellowranger1
50_Posts
 
Posts: 244
Joined: Tue Jun 07, 2016 2:06 pm

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.

Sent from my XT1585 using Tapatalk
User avatar
Rodeoflyer
250_Posts
 
Posts: 344
Joined: Fri Jun 17, 2016 8:53 am
Location: New Braunfels, TX

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.
https://imgur.com/gallery/641Ve

Sent from my XT1585 using Tapatalk
User avatar
Rodeoflyer
250_Posts
 
Posts: 344
Joined: Fri Jun 17, 2016 8:53 am
Location: New Braunfels, TX

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.
2015 Power Wagon Laramie - Moab Tested
[Build Thread] [Instagram]
[Power Wagons in Moab]
User avatar
MikeKey
1000_Posts
 
Posts: 1243
Joined: Fri Mar 25, 2016 9:23 am
Location: Boise, Idaho

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.

Sent from my XT1585 using Tapatalk
User avatar
Rodeoflyer
250_Posts
 
Posts: 344
Joined: Fri Jun 17, 2016 8:53 am
Location: New Braunfels, TX

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.
User avatar
DamageWagon
1000_Posts
 
Posts: 1443
Joined: Mon Oct 10, 2016 11:21 pm

Re: Thuren .5'' springs

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

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

Sent from my XT1585 using Tapatalk
User avatar
Rodeoflyer
250_Posts
 
Posts: 344
Joined: Fri Jun 17, 2016 8:53 am
Location: New Braunfels, TX

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.
2015 Power Wagon Laramie - Moab Tested
[Build Thread] [Instagram]
[Power Wagons in Moab]
User avatar
MikeKey
1000_Posts
 
Posts: 1243
Joined: Fri Mar 25, 2016 9:23 am
Location: Boise, Idaho

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.

<Ahem>
Image
Best Year Power Wagon
User avatar
Reloaderguy
1000_Posts
 
Posts: 1341
Joined: Tue Feb 09, 2016 7:06 am
Location: Oregon

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:

Image

Thuren 1.5'' springs compared to .5'' springs:

Image

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:

Image

Lift measurement with 1.5'' springs:

Image

These 'feel' like a lighter weight spring and the truck 'feels' nose high when driving it. There is actually a very slight rake, 44-1/4'' front, 44-3/4'' rear. I would definitely suggest the .5'' spring for any towing duties. It feels like a heavier rate spring (the coils are slightly larger diameter if you're unable to tell from the photo) and retains a 2'' rake.

Photo of truck/rake with the 1.5'' springs installed:

Image

Sent from my XT1585 using Tapatalk
User avatar
Rodeoflyer
250_Posts
 
Posts: 344
Joined: Fri Jun 17, 2016 8:53 am
Location: New Braunfels, TX

Re: Thuren .5'' springs

Postby MikeKey » Sat Jul 22, 2017 3:00 pm

Yup, was just about to post up. I installed mine today. My rear is actually sitting level. These raised the truck nearly 3 inches. I have the front bumper off right now. But for example, passenger side front went from 40 5/8 to 43 3/8 ground to fender on 55psi. And Wheel bottom to fender 34 1/8th to 37 5/8th.

Bump stop went from 3 inches to 6 inches.
2015 Power Wagon Laramie - Moab Tested
[Build Thread] [Instagram]
[Power Wagons in Moab]
User avatar
MikeKey
1000_Posts
 
Posts: 1243
Joined: Fri Mar 25, 2016 9:23 am
Location: Boise, Idaho

Re: Thuren .5'' springs

Postby Rodeoflyer » Sat Jul 22, 2017 3:15 pm

Yep, crazy lift... the .5'' springs are definitely the way to go for towing or a mild lift on the PW's. I plan to get a professional alignment this week and see how it goes.

Something to consider.. I had ZERO bumpsteer stock. I noticed a bit of bumpsteer with the .5'' springs and it's worse with the 1.5'' springs. Of course that's relative.. An alignment is due.

My draglink looks perfectly aligned with the trackbar yet bumpsteer is increased. I should have taken more before/after pics and measurements.
User avatar
Rodeoflyer
250_Posts
 
Posts: 344
Joined: Fri Jun 17, 2016 8:53 am
Location: New Braunfels, TX

Re: Thuren .5'' springs

Postby jswider » Sat Jul 22, 2017 3:37 pm

Has anyone run the newer Carli linear rate spring? I think it is a diesel spring also. How does it compare to the thuren?

Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk
jswider
50_Posts
 
Posts: 59
Joined: Sat Feb 21, 2015 1:19 pm

Re: Thuren .5'' springs

Postby Rodeoflyer » Sat Jul 22, 2017 3:44 pm

Not yet but I plan to try everything :-).
User avatar
Rodeoflyer
250_Posts
 
Posts: 344
Joined: Fri Jun 17, 2016 8:53 am
Location: New Braunfels, TX

Re: Thuren .5'' springs

Postby MikeKey » Sat Jul 22, 2017 3:44 pm

I noticed that as well. It's worse because I have the sway bar disconnected. I need a new alignment as the shop has mine binded up and I still haven't gotten back around to getting another. I'm going to go ahead and get 37's this week and an alignment after that.

Image

Image
2015 Power Wagon Laramie - Moab Tested
[Build Thread] [Instagram]
[Power Wagons in Moab]
User avatar
MikeKey
1000_Posts
 
Posts: 1243
Joined: Fri Mar 25, 2016 9:23 am
Location: Boise, Idaho

Re: Thuren .5'' springs

Postby Rodeoflyer » Sat Jul 22, 2017 3:48 pm

Yeah my passenger side still bows a bit like that but the driver side is straight. Caster is off...

Image
Last edited by Rodeoflyer on Sat Jul 22, 2017 3:52 pm, edited 1 time in total.
User avatar
Rodeoflyer
250_Posts
 
Posts: 344
Joined: Fri Jun 17, 2016 8:53 am
Location: New Braunfels, TX

PreviousNext

Return to Power Wagon Talk

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot], machete-lc, Snewmon and 8 guests