Dobinsons 3.5" Tapered Lift... or? (3 Viewers)

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The taller “left” spring was in fact on the left (drivers) side. I’m stumped.
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Good observation. Something is wrong with the spring on the right. It looks to be stretched at the end where the wire is thinnest.

Exactly what I was thinking. Is it possible one is a 2.5" tapered and the other is a 3" flexi or a 3.5" tapered? It still looks like a tapered coil wire, but the spacing is way different L v R.

It also looks like the coil in the right of the photo has one additional wrap. It may just look that way due to the orientation.
 
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So the springs are swapped side to side and they’re measuring 3 3/4” on the drivers and 3 1/2” on the passenger. I’ll contact David and see what he thinks. And they’re both the same spring or at least labeled that way. Thanks for helping out so much guys!
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So the springs are swapped side to side and they’re measuring 3 3/4” on the drivers and 3 1/2” on the passenger. I’ll contact David and see what he thinks. And they’re both the same spring or at least labeled that way. Thanks for helping out so much guys!View attachment 2515591View attachment 2515592
David will tell you that if you are within 1/4” that’s as good as it gets. That’s what trim packers come in handy for. A couple 10mm packers and you’ll be level.
 
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David will tell you that if you are within 1/4” that’s as good as it gets. That’s what trim packers come in handy for. A couple 10mm packers and you’ll be level.

I just emailed him. Hopefully he can tell me if the springs are correct. I’m still kind of blown away with how much lift I’m getting out of these “2.5”springs. On top of the armor and winch, it’s also supercharged. So I’m confused on how gwnugget is getting 2.25” of lift out of his and most people are getting under 3”. Hopefully they come down when I put more miles on them.
 

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I just emailed him. Hopefully he can tell me if the springs are correct. I’m still kind of blown away with how much lift I’m getting out of these “2.5”springs. On top of the armor and winch, it’s also supercharged. So I’m confused on how gwnugget is getting 2.25” of lift out of his and most people are getting under 3”. Hopefully they come down when I put more miles on them.
In the photo of the springs on your 80, they look like mine which are the 3.5” tapered coils. Three turns of the skinny 13mm wire. Did you measure them standing free on the shop floor?
 

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Here’s my 3.5” springs 144vt. They are identical to yours. 13 wraps with three skinnies. Maybe yours were tagged incorrectly. I’m only getting 5” lift with 3.5’s plus 1” spacer.
 
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