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Unread 12-30-2016, 10:57 AM   #1
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Default Updating my rear setup - spring suggestions?

Hi Guys,

It's time to update my rear setup.

I'm currently running the Metal Tech LT springs with Radflo's extended travel 2.5 shocks. As much as I like the down-travel, having reduced up-travel sucks, especially for the type of terrain that I see.

So the plan is to go back to some standard 2.5 shocks from Icon, but I don't know what springs to pair them with. Here are some more details:

Rear off-road load: Around 300 lbs (Don't have a rear bumper, and probably won't be getting one for a while)

Rear everyday load: Around 60 lbs

Usual terrain type: Backroads, washboards, and sand.

Current list of springs that I'm considering:
  • Icon standard springs (Might be too soft when loaded?)
  • Icon overland springs (Too harsh for everyday driving especially since I don't have a bumper?)
  • All pro 3.5 (Same as above?)
  • OME 895 (Stiffer than the standard Icons, but not as stiff as the overland. This might be a good option)

What do you guys think?

Thanks!
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Which MT springs are you running? I see they stopped selling the 2" springs and now only sell the HD 3" springs.

Personally i've never found a spring i like better than the progressive "medium rate" MTLT springs. But with only 2" of lift it limits possible up travel, thats also why i fabbed up what i did for my bypasses, allowing more than before.

Flip size is if you get standard rear icon shocks you will then limit your down travel.
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Which MT springs are you running? I see they stopped selling the 2" springs and now only sell the HD 3" springs.

Personally i've never found a spring i like better than the progressive "medium rate" MTLT springs. But with only 2" of lift it limits possible up travel, thats also why i fabbed up what i did for my bypasses, allowing more than before.

Flip size is if you get standard rear icon shocks you will then limit your down travel.
I'm running the original medium 2" springs. They're OK for me during normal driving, but when packed for a weekend trip, I either hit the bumpstops, or my shocks bottom out on the bigger bumps.

What you did with your shocks is great and really well done, but I don't have the skills for that
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I'm running the original medium 2" springs. They're OK for me during normal driving, but when packed for a weekend trip, I either hit the bumpstops, or my shocks bottom out on the bigger bumps.

What you did with your shocks is great and really well done, but I don't have the skills for that
since you like the ride quality, id go with the metal tech HD LT springs and keep the radflo shocks until you get a realistic measurement on overall travel.

I do agree sometimes the 2" do compress when loaded down.
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So is this waht you went with? R: Radflo Springs / Icon CDCV Remote Reservoirs

Did you sell your old shocks off? I know I tend to hold on to parts for a while after i take them off for a "cool down period"

if not I may be interested in those rear shocks, they are rebuildable right?
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So is this waht you went with? R: Radflo Springs / Icon CDCV Remote Reservoirs

Did you sell your old shocks off? I know I tend to hold on to parts for a while after i take them off for a "cool down period"

if not I may be interested in those rear shocks, they are rebuildable right?
Yup, that's what I went with, and the old suspension has been sold.
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