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Old 04-04-2012, 03:55 PM   #1
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Spring questions!!!!

Just wondering how to figure out what # springs I have purchased. I see a lot of posts listing spring size ex.. 19/60, or something like that. What exactly does this mean and how do I know what I have? what are stock?

Just wondering for my own knowledge, no stupid questions only stupid people right?

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Old 04-04-2012, 04:17 PM   #2
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I think that is how stiff the springs are. Mine are 15 in the front and 54 in the back. They are not stiff at all.
I hope that helps.

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Old 04-05-2012, 05:19 PM   #3
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Is there a way of finding out what mine are? Are new springs labeled somewhere?
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Old 04-05-2012, 06:50 PM   #4
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There is a tag on your springs. You have to crawl under and look at it. The last two numbers will tell you the spring rate/height. If you want to learn all about it, do a search for a thread started by me titled, "considering a spring swap". Check out the information there as well as the links within the thread and you will become well informed.
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Old 04-05-2012, 07:29 PM   #5
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Most springs will have a tag on them unless the tag has been removed.
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Old 04-05-2012, 09:15 PM   #6
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There is a tag on your springs. You have to crawl under and look at it. The last two numbers will tell you the spring rate/height. If you want to learn all about it, do a search for a thread started by me titled, "considering a spring swap". Check out the information there as well as the links within the thread and you will become well informed.
Thank you Daggo, will look toorrow at what I have currently. I read the entire thread you started, yes it was very informative, thank you again, I did learn quite a bit. Can't wait to install my new springs. How long have you had the Bilstiens on, are they still holding up?
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Old 04-06-2012, 12:33 AM   #7
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The Bilsteins were one of the first mods I did, even before the springs. They are just like the day I put them on. One of the things that drew me to them was the lifetime guarantee.
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Old 04-06-2012, 12:19 PM   #8
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The Bilsteins were one of the first mods I did, even before the springs. They are just like the day I put them on. One of the things that drew me to them was the lifetime guarantee.
I was looking at getting the Skyjackers, some one else on here said to save the money and go for the Bilstein's. I am thinking thats what is gonna happen. Thanks for your help
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Old 04-06-2012, 12:56 PM   #9
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Btw, mine are 17/58. I bought some new rc springs off CL along with brake line extenders and rear sway bar links for fairly cheap. Haven't looked yet, but do aftermarket springs have the stiffness in them?
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Old 04-06-2012, 01:49 PM   #10
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Your stock springs are pretty good. There is no way to really compare the spring rates between stock and aftermarket. How tall are the RC springs you bought? They don't have the best reptutation. The word is that they tend to sag.
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Your stock springs are pretty good. There is no way to really compare the spring rates between stock and aftermarket. How tall are the RC springs you bought? They don't have the best reptutation. The word is that they tend to sag.
2.5" lift, I have not measured them yet. I have read quite a bit about the sag issue. Hoping I get lucky, couldn't pass up $85 for all.
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Old 04-06-2012, 04:22 PM   #12
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Yeah, I'm expecting it to bite me in the ass, so. Just my luck with finding deals. Thanks for your help

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