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Old September 21st, 2017, 08:42 PM
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110 Crew Cab suspension thoughts?

When I built the truck a couple of years ago, I attempted to level out the stance of my 110 Crew which had rear medium duty 2755 OME shocks and sat very high in the rear, I used rte 3" lift springs and a 1" spacer up front, just to get it close to level. (I do have the proper OME +2" shocks.)
The truck has a very harsh ride and has some funny tendencies on the highway, the worst being a nasty hop on some sections of roads.
I'm wondering if switching to OME 2752 light duty rear shocks would be a better fit, as my 110 is really light in the back being a Crew Cab. I'd also like to lower the truck a bit (but not to stock height) to help road manners, I don't really tow anything and am a self proclaimed poser so off road is minor concern at the moment.

The truck does have corrected front radius arms and rear corrected trailing arms.

Wondering if anyone has used these springs? Or thoughts.
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Old September 21st, 2017, 09:11 PM
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what spring do you have in the rear that is making the rear so high and stiff ?

I use stock rear springs and 764's up front.
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My feeling is that the height is do to the lack of weight back there, with the empty bed, and no roof or side windows
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I ran 755s and 764s on my 110 for years and loved the setup, but it was a station wagon. Sat nice and level. Definitely rode better when loaded tho, but I didn't mind the stiff ride since I didn't run swaybars.
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Are your rear shocks fully extended when the truck is still ? Treys truck jumped around like you describe and rode a bit choppy. I lowered the upper rear shock mount about two inches and it made all the difference in the world.
No more harsh ride or chirping tires or bangs.
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They may be, but I do have the xl shocks
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we have the longer bilsteins meant for a classic lwb on his truck, he has the oem HD rear springs on his truck.
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The truck has a very harsh ride and has some funny tendencies on the highway, the worst being a nasty hop on some sections of roads.
As a general rule, harshness comes down completely to shocks, and has very little to do with springs. There are exceptions of course, but for most road vehicles, this is the case.

If you want to see this demonstrated, take the shocks off the rear of your truck and rock the truck up and down by hand. If you are a medium sized male, it will be easy to make the truck rock up and down like you're on a waterbed. The ride will become literally dangerously soft.

Another possibility of harshness is running out of upward travel or downward travel. For example, if you run out of A-arm ball joint travel or if you hit a bump stop. Or if the shocks prevent drooping because they run out of downward travel.

Are you running gas-charged shocks on the rear? Are you running out of travel on droop?
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I guess the best way to tell is to lift the truck and watch the rear shocks
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So if I remove my
2755 -300kg
For
2752 - 175-200kg
Do you think The truck rear will lower enough to help the shock problem?
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2752 = about an inch longer than stock D110 springs, but far softer.

It will lower your truck's rear, but by how much, I don't know.

edit - sorry - you're running 2755's now..of course it will lower your rear.
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Great, thanks gentlemen

The rears are easy, so I might as well give it a shot.
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