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Old 11-22-2005, 05:36 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Early Bronco guys- what coils?

A few Nissan guys have run some EB coils up front on there SAS trucks with some good results. However, since my nissan is different than most of them, I'm trying to figure out which coils to go with. I've got 1850 lbs of sprung weight on the front end, does anyone have any experience with the Cage Offroad coils (progressive rate). I'm deciding between those and Superflex 5.5" lift coils with a spring rate of 190 lbs per inch. I don't know the rate of the progessive coils, Cage Offroad won't tell me. I like the idea of the prog. rates, but not sure if they'll still be to stiff since they advertise them for the fullsize trucks as well. What is your front end weight/coils that your using and how do you like them? Thanks for the help. BTW, I posted this in Gen 4x4 to get info on the different spring types, just curious if any of y'all have experience with these.
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Old 11-22-2005, 05:44 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Wild Horses rock crawler progressive rate spring

or look into a Jeep TJ coil
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Old 11-22-2005, 05:51 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks! I'll check into it. I've heard the Jeep Coils have been way too soft. I'll check into the Wild Horses though.
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Just looked at the Wh springs, going to call them later today to see what info I can find out. Thanks again!
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I have had the WH ,BC BRoncos and the Cage coils and prefer the Cage overall. Contact Jim cole at the shop and he is extremely Knowledgable on all the rates and such since he specs out all their products. He has been at this almost as long as Jim Creel.
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I called Cage, I'm not sure who I spoke with, but they said their design and engineering team keeps the springs rates "under close wraps" and wouldn't give them to me? I don't know what's so secretive about it...maybe I'll try again and ask for Jim?
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Broncolou, how much does your rig weigh up front? Any idea? Thanks again.
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is there a website for the cage coils? thanks. tried to google it but couldn't find squat


EDIT: nevermind, just found the site www.cageoffroad.com hmm go figure
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Old 11-22-2005, 09:31 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I would guess in the 1500-1800# range. Probably about 300-400# less than stock through attrition and the motor being moved back almost a foot.
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awesome, that's what I'm at ~1850 lbs. I called WH, they are 204 lbs/in then 376 lbs/in. Still stiffer than the superflex coils at 190 lbs/in. I need to see what will work best. I'm need to call Cage back and pester them for info.
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i run bc bronco 5.5" coils and i can max out an RTI ramp. thats with a wristed arm and fullsize axles on my 74 EB. they are very soft, i am very pleased. unfortunately never had the pleasure of testing other brands but have heard nothing but great things about the Cage coils as well

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Have run Duff's and Cage in 3.5". Duffs are stiffer by a bunch, (technical term).
On road--Duffs
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