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Re: Thuren .5'' springs

Posted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 1:09 pm
by Reloaderguy
Where are you measuring from? Don't say the ground to the fender.

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Re: Thuren .5'' springs

Posted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 1:20 pm
by Rodeoflyer
I didn't measure prior. It was a joke about the lift.

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Re: Thuren .5'' springs

Posted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 3:09 pm
by Low_Sky
Did you change shocks at the same time, or springs only?


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Re: Thuren .5'' springs

Posted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 3:26 pm
by Rodeoflyer
Only the springs.

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Re: Thuren .5'' springs

Posted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 4:09 pm
by DamageWagon
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!?

Re: Thuren .5'' springs

Posted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 4:26 pm
by Reloaderguy
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.

Re: Thuren .5'' springs

Posted: Sun Jul 09, 2017 1:16 pm
by Rodeoflyer
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

Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 7:57 pm
by MikeKey
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.

Re: Thuren .5'' springs

Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 8:29 pm
by Rodeoflyer
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

Posted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 12:41 am
by yellowranger1
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!

Re: Thuren .5'' springs

Posted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 6:01 am
by Rodeoflyer
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

Posted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 5:11 pm
by Rodeoflyer
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

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Re: Thuren .5'' springs

Posted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 5:13 pm
by MikeKey
Nice. I'm debating between the .5 and the 1.5 now, since I have the steel bumper.

Re: Thuren .5'' springs

Posted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 5:18 pm
by Rodeoflyer
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

Posted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 5:44 pm
by DamageWagon
^^^ keep that opinion tucked away somewhere in your head. We're going to need it again in a few weeks.

Re: Thuren .5'' springs

Posted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 6:00 pm
by Rodeoflyer
I cant wait to see what you have in store :-)

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Re: Thuren .5'' springs

Posted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:32 pm
by MikeKey
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.

Re: Thuren .5'' springs

Posted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:45 pm
by Reloaderguy
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

Posted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:50 pm
by Rodeoflyer
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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Thuren 1.5'' springs compared to .5'' springs:

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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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Lift measurement with 1.5'' springs:

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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:

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Re: Thuren .5'' springs

Posted: Sat Jul 22, 2017 3:00 pm
by MikeKey
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.

Re: Thuren .5'' springs

Posted: Sat Jul 22, 2017 3:15 pm
by Rodeoflyer
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.

Re: Thuren .5'' springs

Posted: Sat Jul 22, 2017 3:37 pm
by jswider
Has anyone run the newer Carli linear rate spring? I think it is a diesel spring also. How does it compare to the thuren?

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Re: Thuren .5'' springs

Posted: Sat Jul 22, 2017 3:44 pm
by Rodeoflyer
Not yet but I plan to try everything :-).

Re: Thuren .5'' springs

Posted: Sat Jul 22, 2017 3:44 pm
by MikeKey
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.

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Re: Thuren .5'' springs

Posted: Sat Jul 22, 2017 3:48 pm
by Rodeoflyer
Yeah my passenger side still bows a bit like that but the driver side is straight. Caster is off...

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