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Old February 8th, 2012, 09:42 PM
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Spring advice?

My truck currently has what is purported to be a 2" lift on it (feels more like an inch), using some unknown spring. It sits relatively level. I'm about to install an ARB bumper with an 8274 on it and am curious if anyone else has already done the experimentation to get a soft top (very light rear end) with a tdi lump and heavy bumper and winch both level and slightly lifted. I have a set of 1" spacers I may start with, but would love to not have to reinvent the wheel if possible.
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Old February 8th, 2012, 10:08 PM
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Do you want soft or stiff? Most lift springs are designed to be stiff.
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Likely stiff so that it stands a chance of going around a corner if nothing else.
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On my Tdi 90 I used a RTE progressive 3" spring on the front and a HD 2" spring in the rear. I sit level with a winch bumper and a warn powerplant winch. I also have a HD tool box in the rear. The front springs are pretty soft riding but perform well on the road and do great off road.
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Old February 9th, 2012, 09:38 AM
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Thanks, Mike. Might be best to call RTE and let them figure it out.
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I did Old Man Emu 2767 in the front and Old Man Emu 2762 in the rear of my 90 soft top with a 300 tdi bull bar and winch.

The 2762 are progressive and ride well on the highway and can handle all the gear you can throw in the back. I found the 2764 way to soft for the rear of a 90 when loaded.

The 2767 are for the front of a diesel 110 and worked very well for me. The 2751 were also to soft up front with the diesel bull bar and winch.

If decide to go the OME route I would like the opportunity to quote you a price.
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Old February 9th, 2012, 10:11 AM
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Thanks, Oliver -- how much lift did the 2767 or 2751 provide over stock? I'll definately reach out to you for a quote.

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I did Old Man Emu 2767 in the front and Old Man Emu 2762 in the rear of my 90 soft top with a 300 tdi bull bar and winch.

The 2762 are progressive and ride well on the highway and can handle all the gear you can throw in the back. I found the 2764 way to soft for the rear of a 90 when loaded.

The 2767 are for the front of a diesel 110 and worked very well for me. The 2751 were also to soft up front with the diesel bull bar and winch.

If decide to go the OME route I would like the opportunity to quote you a price.
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Old February 9th, 2012, 10:54 AM
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The 2767 springs with the diesel provided about 1.50 inches of lift and they are rated to carry 110 to 220 lbs of extra constant weight.

The 2751 springs with the 3.9v8 lift the vehicle about 1.25 inches if you have a bull bar and winch. They are also rated for 110 to 220 lbs but they are based on you having the v8 so with the diesel you are already 70 lbs heavier.

The diesel is about 70 lbs heavier than the 3.9

I swapped to the 2767 /2762 when i did my diesel conversion in the NAS 90

The whole kit with 4 springs, 4 shocks, and a steering damper is $785 plus shipping

I can get you a quote for just springs if you like. Shoot me a zip and I will quote you shipping as well

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