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Old 03-03-2004, 09:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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pros & cons; skyjacker Vs. superlift

I'm gathering parts for my SAS project on my tahoe and was wondering if the skyjackers are worth the extra $. I've run superlifts in the past but never skyjackers. I remember back in the day skyjackers had the rep. of sagging too soon. Thanks,Mike.
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Old 03-03-2004, 10:39 AM   #2 (permalink)
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i ran superlifts a couple years ago and they were stiff as all hell. i wouldnt buy superlifts again.
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Old 03-03-2004, 12:50 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Get tuff country or BDS. I will be swapping in some BDS springs soon.
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Old 03-03-2004, 12:53 PM   #4 (permalink)
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wow tough country

definatly go with the skyjacker, in this industry tou get what you pay for.
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I got the Superlifts in the front of my 89, they are 12" with the lower two springs removed, and it actually rides nice. Kinda hard to tell with flatspots in the tires. It flexes ok, but I didn't build the truck to flex, but it works for me.
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Old 03-03-2004, 04:04 PM   #6 (permalink)
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why not go custom not much more money and you get exactly what you want and if its a good shop they will stand behind it if it starts sagging. pick and choose your ride and hieght how can you beat that?
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i liked my 8" skyjacker springs. rode pretty good for such a tall spring and flexed ok for what they were.
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I stick with my local spring shop, I'm always happy with their service, the springs are custom made to my application, I can pick and choose which extra hardware (bushings bolts ect..) I need, and in Canada by the time you pay shipping customs, and tax or the local parts stores ridiculas markup, the spring shop often turns out to cost less.
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Old 03-04-2004, 02:29 PM   #9 (permalink)
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wow tough country

definatly go with the skyjacker, in this industry tou get what you pay for.
Wow you really dont know what the fuck your talking about do you b/c when it comes to solid front axle chevy tuff country and BDS are hands down the best
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Wow you really dont know what the fuck your talking about do you b/c when it comes to solid front axle chevy tuff country and BDS are hands down the best
I'v had a set of Tuff Country springs on the front axel of my rig, they noticibly sagged after 2 years. I had to take them to the spring shop and have them re-arched and some leafs replaced. Thats why I have my springs made now . But even still if you were going with a bought kit I have to beleive one of the other brands could provide you with some better quality stuff.
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Old 03-04-2004, 03:53 PM   #11 (permalink)
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right i dont

what was i thinking, i dont have any expertise in this area

to each his own,is opinion really worth gettin your panties in a wad over? just views.

anyways- from my little past experiances



have found that skyjackers,atlas,deaver, and ranchos are nice springs.
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Old 03-04-2004, 04:41 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I had superlift for my two old suburbans and never had any problems with it. It ride like smooth. My friend put superlift on blazer and run so stiff. Those superlift good for big size.
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Thanks for the opinions guys. I had a 1ton'ed 90 blazer w/8" SL in frt and factory's w/ a double add-a-leaf and block in the rear.and no sway-bar. It drove pretty damn good but was a little close w/ 38" hawgs. My cross-over, brake-lines, and shafts had plenty to compensate so I went w/10" SL in frt and 8" SL and a block in the rear. Rode like a frickin' buck board. Hence my question will 8" skyjackers' hold there shape and ride that much better than supers? I am lookin in to BDS's. Toughs' look like they only make a 8" rear. w/ the SAS kit (3") I plan on using an 8" spring in frt. and a 8" spring w/ a 3 or 4" block in the rear. (96 Tahoe)
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That's a ridicoulous amount of lift anyway. Might as well just weld your axles to the frame.

To the idiot above talking trash about TC springs:

If you had any sense, you would have replaced sagged springs. Re-arching is only a bandaid fix.

Most likely your springs were flexed into negative arch often or just overloaded if they sagged. It wasn't due to brand name, just a poorly engineered suspension setup.

I run superlift spring and I think they're fine, but there are certainly softer springs out there.

Once you get to an 8" spring you might as well forget flex though.
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Old 03-04-2004, 08:17 PM   #15 (permalink)
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you need to run a longer spring and a longer shackle
use rear 6" lift springs on the front
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Old 03-04-2004, 08:38 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Thats an idea. This is gonna be a everyday driver. The biggest bumps this rig will see are railroad tracks. If I get into crawlin' I'll prob. build a sidekick, toy, or chop-up a blazer.
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i ran superlifts a couple years ago and they were stiff as all hell. i wouldnt buy superlifts again.
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Here I will make it easy, If you want stiff buy Superlift. If you want some Flex buy Tc Plain and simple. I run Skyjacker and it sucks compared to Tc. Tc 8 inchers are my next move for the 72 Blazer Its mainly a mall cruiser but I would like some flex, Ive got the yota for the Hardcore
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Correct me if I'm wrong but since when did TC start making a 8'' spring for a 72 Blazer???
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That's a ridicoulous amount of lift anyway. Might as well just weld your axles to the frame.

To the idiot above talking trash about TC springs:

If you had any sense, you would have replaced sagged springs. Re-arching is only a bandaid fix.

Most likely your springs were flexed into negative arch often or just overloaded if they sagged. It wasn't due to brand name, just a poorly engineered suspension setup.

I run superlift spring and I think they're fine, but there are certainly softer springs out there.

Once you get to an 8" spring you might as well forget flex though.
Well were do I start???

1: I realize re-arching is a bandaid fix, but we make do with the money we have at the time.

2: The springs I eventually replaced them with when I had more money lasted 3 years on the same setup. (and are still on the rig)

3: What is with you, you own shares in the company or something?? This was my experiance with TC, maybe made on friday afternoon springs, maybe they just were'nt ideal for my rig or the wheeling I do, maybe they just suck. One thing I'm sure of is that you don't have a clue, so just bite me.
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It's not a big deal. It's actually pretty cool. Fairfield is next to Sonoma which is where a comp. called Fabworx is located. There coming out with there own SAS kit. Nothing like a little competition. They also offer other cool services for the more serious wheelers.
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I've had a set of 4" Skyjacker softrides on my K5 since about '95 or '96 and have no issues with them. The ride wasn't any different than stock and they flex pretty well. There is no sign of sagging even though it's been a dedicated trail for about 5 years now and gets lots of flexing.
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The only problem with off the shelf springs I can tell are they're made for anything from 1/2 ton 6cyl. to a 6.2 1ton 3+3 dually.
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I've got 6in superlift and their pretty stiff, I'm thinking of going to a softride spring. What are the pros and cons of those? Do they last as long?
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