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Slee 6" springs are freakin BIG!

Discussion in 'SC- Upstate Cruisers' started by DanKunz, Feb 21, 2007.

  1. DanKunz

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    I just got them and they are about 50 pounds for two springs. They stand as tall as my current clearance for my bumper...

    Bodes well for the install tomorrow :)

    Not looking good for parking in the garage from now on though...doh!
     
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    I'm starting to feel, .....somewhat .......inadequate
     
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    We want some pics after the install.
     
  4. DanKunz

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    I will get some before and after. I get a new muffler (stock), 6" springs tomorrow, then Tuesday I am going to the non-elocker third and aussies with chromoly in the rear.

    If the money is there I plan on having Longs in teh front and 37" Iroks on the wheels before GSMTR.
     
  5. alkaline747trio

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    You decide against the XLs?
     
  6. DanKunz

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    Yes. I saw a few trucks around here (old military) and went over and kicked em...I also got some feedback from folks who have run them in the past.

    George (TiredIron), who is a buddy of the guy selling them says that they suck for what we do. Iroks have served him better.

    Good enough for me.
     
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    As JP would say, This thread is useless without pictures:D
     
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    Should have some pics of the install around 6pm today. Ooff I was too tired to post the first night, and still had packing to do.
     
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    Killer - that with 37's is gonna be sick. What rim size you going to run - yeah, I want pictures too! Get on it man :flipoff2:.
     
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    Gonna run stock 16" wheels. Seeing as I just got my bonus I am gonna order the longs and the Iroks in about a week :)
     
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    They are on. BMT took the pics. It changed a good bit in height, but more importantly it is a COMPLETELY different vehicle on the road. It handles 100% better, even with the bigger lift.

    The kicker is I actually still fit in my garage with 35s on it. Once I go to the 37s I will be driveway only.

    HUGE props to BMTHiker for the help tonight and the access to the shop. Couldn't have done it in time for Cullowhee without ya Rick, thanks! I owe you a handle of Sailor Jerry!
     
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    pics...

    Okay, have some pics and impressions.

    Impressions:
    They are stiff enough on the road and still flex offroad. I have to say there is a HUGE increase in safety and control in the corners and in off camber situations. The old J springs tended to allow body roll that was beyond safe.

    PLENTY of room for 37s. I am getting Iroks ASAP. ;)

    Pics:
    Here is a good comparison with Jason's. He has J springs, 33" MTRs, and no spacers. I have only the springs, no spacers and 35" MTRs.

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    Here are pics that I took during the install.

    Some BEFORE (w/J springs still on)
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    AFTER Slee's installed:
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    Hey dan, could you do me a favor?

    Can you measure the length of the spring for me now that they are loaded with the vehicle's weight? Also, did you ever measure them pre-install? thanks!
     
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    I didn't measure pre-install. I can measure now that they are loaded, but YMMV since I have all the rubber, the storage drawers, bumper, etc on there.

    I talked to Christo and he basically said it won't be coming down from where it is. He had customers running that spring and a year or two later they are still not sagging...good stuff.
     
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    thanks! It's just to give me a base for some estimations for my 60... :cool:
     
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    dan, quick question;

    i purchased slee's extended SS brake lines for my little lift. Are they the same for the 6 inch lift, or is there an "extra long" set for that lift?
     
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    I believe they are the same...
     
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    They are all the same, and designed to work with up to a 12-14" shock.